A seasonal release that is part of Wakatake’s “Oniotome” series. The name “Oniotome” means “demon maiden,” hence the artistic rendition of a maiden on the bottle by Namiko Sonobe. Despite the name, you’ll find this sake much more pleasant than any demon. It is light and smooth with mild fruit flavors and a touch of acidity. Its alluring charm pairs wonderfully with creamy sauce-based dishes or warm tempura.
Wakatake is brewed in Shizuoka Prefecture in the Chubu region.
Omuraya Brewing Company
The oldest existing brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture started in 1832 as a guest house to accommodate travelers from Edo (Tokyo) with sake brewed with water from the beautiful local Ooi river. Omuraya has survived the downturns while all other breweries in Shimada City went bankrupt during the 70s. The 5th generation brewer Jiro Matsunaga supported by the local business community “Wakatake” helped Omuraya come back and release the now-world-famous brand “Onikoroshi” using the recipe passed down from the ancient times.
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