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Hakushika's Tanuki Sake is brewed with Nihonbare and other select domestically-produced rice and "Miyamizu," Nishinomiya's famous water from the Rokko Mountains known as one of the best waters in Japan for creating delicious sake. Dry with a refreshingly crisp finish, this is a versatile sake which may be enjoyed in a variety of temperatures (from chilled to warmed) with a variety of cuisine (from teriyaki to pizza).

  • Type: Junmai
  • Alc/Vol: 14.5%
  • Rice Polishing Rate: 70%
  • Nihonshudo (Sake Meter): +2 (mildly dry)
  • Serving Temperature: Chilled, room temperature or warmed

Food Pairing:

Excellent for matching with such popular Japanese favorites as sushi, teriyaki and tempura. Also excellent with yakitori grilled chicken, ramen, vegetable stir-fry, Asian noodles and spring rolls. For an unexpected delight, try with pizza, barbecued meats and vegetables, and green salads!

About Tanuki:

Hakushika's Tanuki is named after the Japanese "raccoon dog" (tanuki), a beloved character in traditional Japanese culture. From woodblock prints to folk songs, the tanuki figures as a mischievous yet friendly character often seen toting a large tokkuri (sake bottle). Since olden days, the tanuki has been a comical symbol often used at shops and restaurants where sake is sold and most commonly displayed in the form of a small ceramic statue. In Nishinomiya, where Hakushika Sake is brewed, a legend from ages past claims that if a couple of tanuki mythical creatures take up residence in the brewery, incredibly delicious sake can be brewed. It is well known throughout Japan that the tanuki is a great fan of sake!