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Sawanotsuru “Genshu”
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Sawanotsuru “Genshu”

Hyogo prefecture

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Undiluted, rich, resilient

This Junmai is simply pressed from the rice without any water added. This makes for a more flavorful drink, and a touch higher alcohol content. The undiluted nectar washes the palate with a rich, ripe fruit taste and a pleasant dryness. Try chilled or on the rocks for a more satisfying experience.


Brand Sawanotsuru
Brewery Sawanotsuru
Category Junmai
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety N/A
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 18.5%
RPR ? 75%
SMV ? +1.5
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Sawanotsuru “Genshu” is over ice or cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Sawanotsuru “Genshu” - Hyogo prefecture

Sawanotsuru is made in Hyogo prefecture in the Kinki region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Banana

  • Coconut


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Seafood



Sawanotsuru started as a rice dealer, but in 1717 they began brewing sake as a side business. This is why their logo has the ※ mark, which is derived from the kanji for rice. Now in its 15th generation, Sawanotsuru is still all about holding rice in high regard, as seen in their enduring commitment to producing delicious junmai sake. When it comes to water, Sawanotsuru uses the hard water that springs from the granite layers of Mount Rokko. This water has good amounts of phosphorus and potassium, which results in sake with a clean finish.

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