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Hakkaisan or 八海山

This nihonshu, Hakkaisan, is one of the single most recognized sake in Japan.  Born in Niigata she was raised by toji, sake masters, who refined her and made  her what she is today; a fine elegant and beautiful sake.  When it comes to taste there are all types and kinds  One link I’d like to recommend is this one, which was written up by John Gauntner over at his website here.

The small bottle is this years sake, so it’s only 180ml and is usually available at specialty stores through-out Japan.  Initial taste is strong, then it gracefully fades down in to something pleasant.  Strong rice taste, which for this sake makes it a junmai.

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