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Sawanoi “Hiyaoroshi”

Tokyo prefecture

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“Hiyaoroshi” is sake aged over one summer, then bottled and shipped in autumn. This brew is made by maturing junmai sake, resulting in pleasing umami and depth of flavor made from notes of rice, cashew and cream. It’s recommended to serve this sake in a smaller ceramic cup to bring out a softer mouthfeel. Hiyaoroshi pairs well with grilled fish, mushroom-heavy dishes or anything with good umami.


Brand Sawanoi
Brewery Ozawa Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory Namazume
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Akitakomachi
Yeast variety Association No. 901
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Sawanoi “Hiyaoroshi” is room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Sawanoi “Hiyaoroshi” - Tokyo prefecture

Sawanoi is made in Tokyo prefecture in the Kanto region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Rice

  • Cashew

  • Cream


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Cheese


Ozawa Brewing Company

Ozawa Brewing Company was Founded in 1702 in the far west of Tokyo in an area called Okutama. The brewery sits in a valley which has two water sources running through it: one hard and one soft. This access to both hard and soft water is a rare occurrence. The brewers use the hard and soft water in different amounts depending on what they want from the resulting sake. If you get the chance to visit, you will find the brewery’s serene garden by the Tama River, where you can enjoy sake accompanied by a variety of foods and local fauna.

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