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Hakkaisan “Kijoshu”

Niigata prefecture

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Sip of sweet luxury

“Kijoshu” is a very special brew made with some of the brewing water replaced with finished sake. Made with Hakkaisan’s signature snowmelt brewing water, local sake rice and extra amounts of carefully made koji, the result is a luxurious, sweet and ageable beverage fitting as a dessert and night cap. Enjoy it over ice cream, hard and aged cheese, dried fruits, fresh fruit with cream, chocolate and even pound cake.


Brand Hakkaisan
Brewery Hakkaisan Brewery Company
Category Other
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Rice variety GohyakumangokuYuki no Sei
Yeast variety Association No. 901
Alcohol 17.5%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? -36.0
Acidity ? 2.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Hakkaisan “Kijoshu” is over ice or cold (40-60°F).
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Hakkaisan “Kijoshu” - Niigata prefecture

Hakkaisan is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Dried Fruit

    Dried Fruit
  • Honey

  • Nutmeg


Recommended Pairing

  • Cheese

  • Fruits


Hakkaisan Brewery Company

Hakkaisan Brewery Company was founded in 1922 in the foothills of Mount Hakkai, in an area with snow accumulating over 10 feet at times. The snowmelt water is naturally filtered by the mountain, providing water for the rice fields and for the elegant sake they produce. Their signature Niigata style is known as “tanrei karakuchi,” which is crisp, clean and dry, achieved by slow, low-temperature fermentation. They only use handmade “koji” and produce in small batches, and their guiding principle is to produce sake of the highest quality that pairs well with food.

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