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Wakabotan “Hinohikari 50”
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Wakabotan “Hinohikari 50”

Oita prefecture

$42.75 member price
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Undiluted deliciousness

This sake is undiluted and unfiltered, both choices made in order to preserve the freshest flavor possible. It is brewed from Hinohikari rice, which is actually table rice grown locally in the city of Usa in Oita prefecture. The resulting sake takes on a soft sweetness that is met with a balancing acidity. This fresh flavor won this sake gold at Fine Sake Awards four years in a row!


Brand Wakabotan
Brewery Koku no Kura
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety Hinohikari
Yeast variety Association No. 1801,  Association No. 9 (Kumamoto Yeast)
Alcohol 14.5%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? 0
Acidity ? 1.9
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Wakabotan “Hinohikari 50” is cold (40-60°F).
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Wakabotan “Hinohikari 50” - Oita prefecture

Wakabotan is made in Oita prefecture in the Kyushu region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Flower

  • Apple


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Cheese


Koku no Kura

This brewery was founded in 1958 and is owned by Sanwa Shurui. Their history began with sake brewing, and then expanded to include shochu, wine and liquor production. But they’ve vowed to keep their sake brewing tradition alive. Today, they brew a limited amount of sake in small tanks. Sanwa Shurui wants to familiarize visitors with their breweries and the culture of sake. So, at Koku no Kura, you can take a brewery tour and engage in a sake making experience. Their efforts to make sake and the sake making process something all can enjoy shows their dedication to the craft.

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