Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjō Summary Crisp, clean, dry finish. A best-selling sake from the top brewery. A perfect introduction to sake for a complete novice. Seimaibuai: 50%, Acohol: 15.5% Price: spotted for $92.70 online for 1.8L. Details: Hakkaisan sake is wildly popular in Japan. Hakkaisan brewery is located in Niigata prefecture, which is known for its quality sake. In Tokyo, I’ve spotted it on the drinks menu at Michelin-star restaurants and funky yakitori bars alike. Hakkaisan has been selling its sake overseas for some time, and several Australian online retailers and restaurants carry it now. It is not cheap, but the big bottle will go far. I couldn’t help comparing this junmai ginjo to Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. It is one New Zealand wine that is served across the world, from London to Tokyo to Sydney, a true blockbuster. Hakkaisan’s sake will make a great starting point for anyone feeling game enough to order sake with their sushi or seafood on the next outing – the white wine drinkers will find familiar acidity and crispness, and the satisfaction that they have sampled one of the most famous Japanese...Read More
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