This decadent daiginjo is brewed using their own proprietary apple yeast and high temperature saccharification method discovered in 1940. Their discovery and the use of this special yeast is what gives this sake its refined aroma as well as its soft acidity and mix of apple and pear notes. The 72 clocks on the label represent the 72 hours spent to carefully polish the rice to 50%, the required ratio daiginjo sake.
Joto is brewed in Hiroshima Prefecture in the Chugoku region.
Nakao Brewing Company
The Nakao Sake Brewery was established in 1871. It soon started using the brand name Seikyo, which means “True Mirror.” The brewery selected this name for its symbolism: the sake in the cup is like a mirror of which it is hoped that (in its taste) it truly reflects the heart of the brewer. Since then they continue in the spirit of “True heart and true intentions” of the founder and are still brewing sake with total commitment.