Brewed in Asahikawa, home to the Asahikawa Zoo, the polar bears depicted on the bottle represent both the popular creatures at the zoo and that this is a wintertime sake. Brewing only begins in October and then the sake is carefully temperature controlled and minimally filtered to bring you the freshest sake. Being a “genshu,” or undiluted, this sake has a tad higher ABV and is great on the rocks.
Otokoyama is made in
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 Mount 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.
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