Origin: Fumigiku Sake Brewery, Toyama
ABV: 15%, SMV: +3
Refreshing, delicate sake with a gentle fragrance. Medium dry, almost like white wine. Pairs well with a dish that you would squeeze lemon in like Karaage, Tonkatsu and Carpaccio.
Fumigiku Sake Brewery is a small sake brewery based in Toyama City with a long history and tradition. Established in 1916, it celebrated the centennial of its founding in 2016. The current¬†kuramoto¬†(owner), Keiki Hane, who has now taken over the family business, started Haneya, a special sake label that is distributed nationwide in Japan to establish the next generation of sake brewing.
Haneya sakes are made using¬†natural water from the Joganji-gawa River System in Toyama, which is considered to be one of ‚ÄúJapan‚Äôs 100 Best Natural Waters.‚Äù In addition to the¬†gentei kyusui¬†water absorption method, which requires great care and can only be achieved using a small quantity of rice, all¬†Haneya sake is made by using¬†hako-koji¬†(box¬†koji) and¬†futa-koji¬†(tray¬†koji), the same meticulous¬†koji¬†treatment techniques that are also used for¬†ginjo¬†(premium sake). They also only use the¬†nakagumi¬†or¬†nakadori¬†(both meaning ‚Äúmid-cut‚Äù), which is sake created¬†from the second pressing of the three-part pressing process, and is the best type of sake made in the tank. They have since won international recognition and awards.¬†