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Mutsu Otokoyama “Chokara”
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Mutsu Otokoyama “Chokara”

Aomori prefecture

$37.05 member price
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Loved locally, now worldwide

Mutsu Otokoyama is a brand much loved by the people in Hachinohe, and now you can enjoy it too. There were once many Otokoyama sake breweries, but the one in Mutsu was the first to be certified, and “Chokara” is one of their originals. A well-balanced junmai that is made using white koji, this one has only a trace aroma like wet stone. It drinks dry, clean and fresh.


Brewery Hachinohe Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Rice grown in Aomori
Yeast variety Aomori Yeast
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +8.0
Acidity ? 1.0
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Mutsu Otokoyama “Chokara” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Mutsu Otokoyama “Chokara” - Aomori prefecture

is made in Aomori prefecture in the Tohoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Lemon

  • Lime

  • Kombu Seaweed

    Kombu Seaweed

Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Hachinohe Brewing Company

The founder left an area called Omi in 1740 on a journey for Mutsu in order to begin brewing sake. Apparently the journey was an adventure because he didn’t establish Hachinohe Brewing Company until 1775. Now in their eighth generation ownership, this brewery prioritizes using Aomori rice and yeast in combination with local waters. In addition, they don’t add lactic acid to any of their starters, choosing to use high-temperature saccharification and white koji, instead of the standard yellow. In the quest for efficiency and perfection, the brewers harmonize the use of machine and handmade techniques.

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