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Hakkaisan “Kowagura”
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Hakkaisan “Kowagura”

Niigata prefecture

$142.50 member price
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The embodiment of refined

In the never-ending quest for the highest quality sake, Hakkaisan Brewery Company opened a whole new brewery, Kowagura. The combined skill, knowledge and dedication of the brewers at the Kowagura location have manifested in this dynamic junmai daiginjo. Its smooth, sensational taste speaks to its refinement, which should be shared with the world. You’ll find this sake strong enough to stand on its own, and well rounded enough to enhance any meal.


Brand Hakkaisan
Brewery Hakkaisan Brewery Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 17.0%
RPR ? 45%
SMV ? 0
Acidity ? 1.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Hakkaisan “Kowagura” is cold (40-60°F).
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Hakkaisan “Kowagura” - Niigata prefecture

Hakkaisan is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Rose

  • Apple


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Aperitif


Hakkaisan Brewery Company

Hakkaisan Brewery Company was founded in 1922 in the foothills of Mount Hakkai, in an area with snow accumulating over 10 feet at times. The snowmelt water is naturally filtered by the mountain, providing water for the rice fields and for the elegant sake they produce. Their signature Niigata style is known as “tanrei karakuchi,” which is crisp, clean and dry, achieved by slow, low-temperature fermentation. They only use handmade “koji” and produce in small batches, and their guiding principle is to produce sake of the highest quality that pairs well with food.

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