The falling leaves on the bottle represent this sake being “hiyaoroshi,” or brewed with last fall’s matured rice. The stag is a symbol for Nara, a place renowned for its sacred deer. There is a bouquet of strawberry and white peach on the nose with a generous ginjo aroma on top. This blends into the mild sweetness of fruit flavor backed by savory notes. Pairs well with naturally flavored dishes.
Harushika is brewed in Nara Prefecture in the Kinki region.
Imanishi Seibee Shoten
Imanishi Seibee Shoten’s brand Harushika receives its name based on the moniker of a sake god that comes to reside in the area. In this story, the god rides into their prefecture on the animal they are most famous for—a deer! This deer motif is expressed in their labeling, gratitude and approach to sake. Established in 1884 with the philosophy of “polish the rice, polish the water, polish the skill and polish the heart,” they continue to make sake in their vision that is clean and clear in flavor.
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