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Hananomai “Junmai Ginjo”

Shizuoka prefecture

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Each sip is a smile

An enlivening draft-like sake with fresh flavor, due in part to it being pasteurized only once. The creamy, vanilla taste is accompanied by an almost popcorn hint. The slight sweetness compliments the dryness like a laugh does a smile, and you’ll definitely be smiling after enjoying a sip of Hana no Mai. Light enough for beginners, but nuanced enough for experts.


Brand Hana no mai
Brewery Hananomai Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Rice grown in Shizuoka
Yeast variety Association No. 9
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +5.0
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Hananomai “Junmai Ginjo” is cold (40-60°F).
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  • Not Recommended


Hananomai “Junmai Ginjo” - Shizuoka prefecture

Hana no mai is made in Shizuoka prefecture in the Chubu region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Pineapple

  • Cream


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood


Hananomai Brewing Company

The name “Hana no mai” translates to “dance of the flowers,” a traditional dance to celebrate harvest in ancient times. Hananomai, still brewing sake in the building from 150 years ago, boasts its ingredients all sourced locally in Shizuoka prefecture. Aligned with this policy, they hire local talent only and even the “toji” (brewmasters) grew up in the region. Hananomai truly believes in the quality of the ingredient and minimal intervention to bring out the natural flavors.

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