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Hatsukame Sake BreweryShizuoka
- 〜Smiling people all over the world through sake brewing Shizuoka's oldest sake brewery, founded in 1636 under the trade name Ashinaya. The brand name, Hatsukame, was named in the hope that the sake would "shine brightly like the first sunrise and flourish like a turtle for many years to come. Okabe-cho, Fujieda City, where the brewery is located, is one of the three major gyokuro production areas, and is a beautiful and quiet village where the clear stream "Asahinagawa" flows from the Southern Alps, and bamboo forests and tea fields spread on the mountain slopes. Carefully selected sake rice is used, centering on "Tojo Yamadanishiki," renowned as the highest grade of sake rice, and "Honorifuji," Shizuoka Prefecture's original rice suitable for sake brewing, and is slowly fermented at low temperature in the mash using the underground water from the Southern Alps that springs from the brewery and handmade koji rice. It wears a ginjo aroma reminiscent of ripe tropical fruit and is light on the palate, with a natural sweetness derived from the sake rice that spreads in the mouth and finishes with a moderate lingering finish. We will continue to pursue tastes that can only be expressed in this region, with the primary focus on compatibility with Shizuoka's food culture.