An enlivening draft-like sake with fresh flavor, due in part to it being pasteurized only once. The creamy, vanilla taste is accompanied by an almost popcorn hint. The slight sweetness compliments the dryness like a laugh does a smile, and you’ll definitely be smiling after enjoying a sip of Hana no Mai. Light enough for beginners, but nuanced enough for experts.
Hana no mai is brewed in Shizuoka Prefecture in the Chubu region.
Hananomai Brewing Company
The name “Hana no mai” tralslates to “dance of the flowers,” a traditional dance to celebrate harvest in ancient times. Hananomai, still brewing sake in the building from 150 years ago, boasts its ingredients all sourced locally in Shizuoka prefecture. Aligned with this policy, they hire local talent only and even the toji masters grew up in the region. Hananomai truly believes in the quality of the ingredient and minimal intervention to bring out the natural flavors.