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Hananomai “Katana” Ex Dry
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Hananomai “Katana” Ex Dry

Shizuoka prefecture

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Did someone say umami?

The first thing you’ll notice when you pour out your first glass of this sake is its color, a tantalizing white gold hue. This hints at the sake’s longer than normal brewing process, which helps develop a distinct medium-dry quality. This dryness combines with sweet orange and even notes of barley that culminate in a drawn out finish. If you’re in to umami, this sake will fill your quota. Try this one out with a charcuterie board or cheese plate to heighten the sensation.


Brand Hana no mai
Brewery Hananomai Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory Namachozo
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Rice grown in Shizuoka
Yeast variety Association No. 7
Alcohol 15.5%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +7.0
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Hananomai “Katana” Ex Dry is over ice or cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Hananomai “Katana” Ex Dry - Shizuoka prefecture

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

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Tasting Notes

  • Orange

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper
  • Honey


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Meat


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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