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Gokyo “Hiyaoroshi”

Yamaguchi prefecture

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Savory with a kick

A seasonal release brewed with rice that has been matured over the season. This sake is on the medium-dry side, making it a good entry brew for those who want to experience a drier sake, but aren’t ready for something super dry. The matured aroma is a waft of rice mixed with sweet melon and banana. Its savory flavor slowly expands over the palate and gives a subtle acidity.


Brand Gokyo
Brewery Sakai Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory Namazume
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety YamadanishikiNihonbare
Yeast variety Yamaguchi (9E)
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +1.7
Acidity ? 1.9
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Gokyo “Hiyaoroshi” is room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Gokyo “Hiyaoroshi” - Yamaguchi prefecture

Gokyo is made in Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Banana


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Cheese


Sakai Brewing Company

Established in 1871 in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Sakai Brewing Company lives by its core value, “Do simple things thoroughly to make good sake.” From the growing of rice to the brewing process itself, the brewery is dedicated to empowering the local people. They contract their rice from local farmers, hire locals, and even hold annual events for children in the area to learn about sustainability and celebrate the planting and harvesting of rice. Their staple brand “Gokyo,” meaning “five bridges,” is named after the five arched bridges connecting across the Nishiki River.

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