Otokoyama Daiginjo was the world first Sake to win Mond-Selection in 1977. The best quality Yamada-Nishiki rice is milled to 38% level and carefully put through the process mostly by hand. There are soft aromas on the nose yet it has complex rich flavors on the pallet with velvety finish at the end.
Otokoyama is brewed in Hokkaido.
With a history spanning over 340 years, this brewery's sake was a favorite of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was so popular with people in Edo, it was even depicted in works by one of Japan’s most famous “Ukiyoe” painting masters, Utamaro. Brewed in Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan, Otokoyama uses water from Mt Daisetsu, literally meaning “lots of snow.” The ice water along with crisp cold air in harsh climate of Hokkaido translates into the dry and sharp taste of sake.