Mukansa was one of the first dry sakes brewed by Ichinokura brewery, and continues to be a favorite. While the grade of the sake is Honjozo, this only refers to how much the rice has been polished, not how delicious it tastes. Mukansa is a prime example, it offers a hazelnut aroma on the nose with a creamy, herbal flavor on the palate that ends with a satisfying dash of bitterness.
Ichinokura is brewed in Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region.
30 miles north of Sendai City in Miyagi, Ichinokura started in 1973 combining four local sake breweries. Their policy hasn’t changed since its inception that all brewing process must be done by hand. Sake brewing requires all human senses; physical involvement of touching, tasting and smelling in the production seems rather inefficient but they believe this is the only and most efficient way to brew high quality sake.