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Sogen “Hatsushibori” Ishikawamon
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Sogen “Hatsushibori” Ishikawamon

Ishikawa prefecture

$51.30 member price
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Celebration of the first press of the season

Sogen is proud to be one of the few breweries who continue to feature the locally developed sake rice called Ishikawamon. “Hatsushibori” means the first press of the season. The label features an ancient Japanese artform of knot-tying, along with a tortoise shell design, which symbolizes longevity. Enjoy a slightly concentrated flavor of nutty creaminess, and Sogen’s signature underlying umami structure.


Brand Sogen
Brewery Sogen Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory MurokaNamaGenshu
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Ishikawamon
Yeast variety Association No. 14
Alcohol 18.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +5.0
Acidity ? 1.7
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Sogen “Hatsushibori” Ishikawamon is cold (40-60°F).
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Sogen “Hatsushibori” Ishikawamon - Ishikawa prefecture

Sogen is made in Ishikawa prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Banana

  • Cashew

  • Cocoa


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Veggies

  • Seafood


Sogen Brewing Company

Tucked away at the tip of Ishikawa’s Noto Peninsula, Sogen Brewing Company has existed in the rural town of Suzu since 1768. Founded by the Hatakeyama samurai clan, they are of noble descent and were even visited by the crown prince in 2018. With a focus on being food friendly and staying true to their heritage, they are driven by the powerful flavors of rice and umami and make sake for the fishermen and farmers in the area. A seasoned veteran with more than 60 years of experience, their brewmaster pours his soul into making a brew that truly represents their home and history.

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