This is the flagship sake of the brewery, and the methods for making it have been passed down for generations. It makes use of Hyakumangoku rice and soft water from both the Shinano River and melted snow off the Higashiyama Mountain Range. The nose is a complex dance of white flowers, fruits and herbs, with a flavor that follows suit and delivers a particularly smooth finish.
Yoshinogawa is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.
Yoshinogawa was founded in 1548 and is the oldest sake brewery in Niigata. Based in Settaya, Nagaoka City, where the Yoshino River flows, it is one of many breweries from several different industries including miso, soy sauce and of course, sake. The area receives heavy snowfall, which provides clean water and creates a cold climate that supports sake brewing. Since its founding, Yoshinogawa has continued to grow and take on new challenges. They know the importance of changing with the times, but also remember that the heart of their sake lies in the skills of their workers and not in machines.
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