Like most namazake, or unpasteurized sake, Shichi Hon Yari Namazake is a winter seasonal brew. It’s only sold immediately after fermentation to protect the freshness. This particular brew has an upbeat dryness accompanied by hints of tropical fruit, like papaya or banana. As with their other sake, Tomita Brewing Company uses a local rice, Tamazakae, to infuse their creations with a touch of local flavor. Be on the lookout for this one the next time it goes on sale.
Shichi Hon Yari is brewed in Kinki region.
Tomita Brewing Company
Founded in the 1540’s in the small town of Kinomoto in the Shiga Prefecture, the Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Japan. They use locally grown indigenous Tamazakae rice and are blessed with natural spring water from the nearby Ibuki Mountains, which is perfect for brewing. Every step of the process is done by hand. The 16th generation is currently running the brewery.