A particularly Niigata-style junmai that brings out the best in the locally grown Go Hyaku Man Goku sake rice.
Tokubetsu junmai ("special pure") is a special designation for high-quality sake. To qualify as tokubetsu junmai, a sake must be made with rice polished to less than 60 percent of its original weight, and must not be fortified with distilled alcohol.
The usual peculiarities of the junmai class are downplayed, even as the flavor is finished with a characteristically refreshing acidity.
Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
Rice: Gohyakumangoku and others
Polish rate: 60%
Founded in 1945 by merging 14 local sake houses, the Taiyo House includes sake houses in operation since 1635, a history of which it is particularly proud and which it strives to honor by continuing this tradition unabated. As the 10th largest producer of Ginjo sake in the country, Taiyo Sake House has focused early on harmony with the kitchen, offering a range from premium sake to everyday table sake.