This sake was made to commemorate legendary Hase Toji, who brewed here until his nineties and helped develop the Shizuoka style of fruity, dry sakes. Hase Toji developed the yeast for this sake, HD1, which has since become an industry standard in producing the fruity, dry style that Shizuoka is known for. The brewery continues its former sensei’s traditions with this clean, dry and rich brew which is considered one of Japan’s most highly regarded sake. A rare combination of concentrated fruit aromatics and dry mouthfeel in a Junmai Daiginjo.
Aromas of clean honeydew rind and grainy rice with a touch of earth. Soft and rich but maintains tightness and structure. While zesty cantaloupe and dry anise dominate up front, the finish is dry with white pepper and jasmine notes.