Yuri Masamune “Honjozo”
A local favorite
This affordable honjozo is of a dry style popular in Akita prefecture, and the brand is locally loved in the city of Yurihonjo, where the brewery is located. Known for its affordability and its wonderfully light dryness, this sake has notes of chestnuts, which are at their best at room temperature or slightly heated. The lightness allows for nice pairing with flavor-heavy foods such as grilled meats and seafood.
|Brewery||Saiya Brewing Company|
|Taste Profile||Light & Dry|
|Rice variety||Akita Sakekomachi, Hitomebore|
- Not Recommended
Yuri Masamune is made in Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region.
Saiya Brewing Company
Saiya Brewing Company, established in 1902, is located at the foothills of iconic Mount Chokai in Akita prefecture. Since 1989, the brewery has received countless accolades under the leadership of brewmaster Toichi Takahashi, who was awarded the prestigious Medal with Yellow Ribbon by the government. Their brewing method shows the utmost respect for nature by using all in-house cultured yeast, and carefully creating a superior environment for the microorganisms to produce their honest sake. Their signature style is sake with a gentle, rising texture on the palate, called “fukumi,” without a strong aroma, which requires masterful skill to achieve.Learn more
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