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Tatenokawa “18”
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Tatenokawa “18”

Yamagata prefecture

$256.50 member price
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A testament to the depth of sake

The team at Tatenokawa has pushed the limit of sake by polishing the rice to an astonishing 18%, lower than anywhere else in Japan. The Tatenokawa is a world-class sake with marvelous aromatics and impressive flavors. The silky structure plays out sweetly on your tongue, especially when chilled, although we suggest you experiment with temperature to find what suits you best. A rare gem and the height of luxury, this is a one-of-a-kind must try.


Brand Tatenokawa
Brewery Tatenokawa Brewing Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Yamagata (KA),  Association No. 1801
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 18%
SMV ? -6.0
Acidity ? 1.4
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Tatenokawa “18” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Tatenokawa “18” - Yamagata prefecture

Tatenokawa is made in Yamagata prefecture in the Tohoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Pear

  • Apple


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Tatenokawa Brewing Company

Who would have thought that a sake brewery founded in 1832 would develop a cutting edge identity hundreds of years later? Tatenokawa’s ambition (achieving 1% rice polishing ratio) and global friendships (Foo Fighters and “Phoenix”) has gained much attention in the last two decades to go along with a deep respect for their traditional methods and unwavering quality. They even have a playful brand honoring a tabby cat that wandered into their brewery called Tatenyan. They are one of the few breweries who that only produce junmai daiginjo today, reaching fans globally with products that will ultimately impress you ultimately with their delicious flavor.

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