The brewers like to release this nigori in February, usually the coldest month where they are, in anticipation of spring. The label reflects both snow and the coming cherry blossoms. The smooth, slightly unrefined texture is reminiscent of snow melting on the tongue. Not an overly sweet nigori but this one is more subtle, and even has a hint of cinnamon spice candy. Goes great with BBQ.
Tamanohikari is brewed in Kyoto Prefecture in the Kinki region.
Tamanohikari Brewing Company
Founded in 1673 in the historic Fushimi Region, Tamanohikari Brewing Company is known as the premium sake maker for junmai and ginjo types. They were the first not to waver to the addition of excessive distilled alcohol to survive through the second world war. They continue the same policy to make sake you will never get tired of, and will make your meal become even more enjoyable. They pay the utmost attention to their ingredients—the deep stable water source they are blessed with, how the rice is grown and their carefully crafted koji.