Nanbu Style with subtle fruity aromas and a rich, clean finish
Hachinohe Shuzo created the Mutsu Hassen brand in 1998 symbolizing the legend of Eight Drunken Immortals of Tohoku. Known for its Nanbu style which is described as light and crisp with a ginjo style that is elegantly aromatic. Mutsu Hassen can be described as being full and rich with a light, clean, refreshing finish.
Mutsu Hassen features unique brewing methods utilizing white koji and ko-ontoka, a special high-temperature saccharification method for yeast starter batches. Their foaming Aomori yeast creates a fresh effervescence in every sip.
Location: Hachinohe City, Aomori
Hachinohe Shuzo’s history dates back to 1740 when first generation Komai Shozaburo left Omi Province in Shiga Prefecture for the land of Mutsu (Tohoku) to find the best location to produce sake. Today, Hachinohe Shuzo is one of the most progressive and creative sake breweries, emphasizing environmentally-friendly, locally-sourced ingredients. They use Aomori-grown rice, Aomori yeast and clear spring water from the Kanisawa area in all of their sake.
Their sake have won numerous awards at both Japanese and international sake competitions. Hachinohe Shuzo recently ranked third in the Sake Culture Research Center’s World Sake Brewery rankings.