Jin Junmai from Manzairaku Sake Kura is a Junmai sake with a rice polish of 68%. It has a full body, an intense rice flavour and a mild acidity. This Junmai is made with the extremely rare rice variety Hokuriku 12, which only two breweries in the whole of Japan use. The Jin Junmai comes from the Ishikawa prefecture, which is known for its high-quality sake. It scores with great rice aromas and mineral, almost slightly tart nuances. A light and fresh companion that can also be enjoyed warm.
The Manzairaku Sake Kura brewery is located in Hakusan, at the foot of the mountain of the same name. The area is famous for its clear and medium-hard water, which is particularly suitable for sake brewing. The brewery has existed since the Edo period, and was founded in 1716. There are about 35 sake breweries in Ishikawa Prefecture, which have special craftsmanship and produce fine and complex sake. The traditional art of brewing is preserved here. At the same time, the challenges of the modern age are also taken up. Most breweries are small and can only produce small quantities. Jin Junmai sake is made from the extremely rare rice variety Hokuriku 12. It was created in 1926 by crossing the two rice varieties Ou 2 and Mangoku. Hokuriku 12 is very difficult to grow because of its weakness against diseases, insects and gusts of wind, so many companies gave up growing it. But not Manzairaku: The sake brewery started again after a few years to cultivate Hokuriku12 in Torigoe near the brewery with local rice farmers. Today, including Manzairaku, only two breweries in Japan use this special rice variety. The result is a sake with a pure and intense taste of rice. It tastes slightly bitter with a nice mildness and fine acidity. The mineral notes make this sake a light and fresh companion. The finish is long with an intense umami aroma.
Enjoy Jin Junmai Sake well chilled in a special sake glass or alternatively in a white wine glass. This sake also tastes great warm!
Japanese Junmai Sake
Rice polishing grade: 68%
Net quantity: 300 ml
Alk.: 16% vol
Dispensed only to persons of legal age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Manzairaku Sake Kura Co. Ltd
Manzairaku Sake Kura is one of the most renowned and oldest sake breweries in the Ishikawa Prefecture on the island Honshū The company, which was founded in 1716, is not only known for great sake, but also for fantastic umeshu. The prefecture has clear water of excellent quality, which gives the spirits produced there an intense and incomparable taste. Manzairaku means "always be happy". The brewery is located at the foot of the Hakusan mountain in the city of the same name. Since 1990, the company has been producing Umeshu in addition to sake, which has won several awards. First-class guests of the airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) regularly enjoy this delicious liqueur. By the way, this liqueur is also available in our shop.