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This bottle is a Sake Gumi selection!

Inspired by how people stored their food throughout history in Niigata, Hakkaisan Brewery Co. piled tons of snow into a warehouse and created a yukimuro (snow refrigerator) that does not require any electricity and maintains a steady temperature of 35°F all year long.*

Aged for at least 3 years in Hakkaisan's famous snow-pack storage facility, Yukimuro is all things luxurious.  From its velvety, genshu texture to its aromas of fresh green apples, chopped nuts, and sumptuous vanilla custard, this a sake not to be missed for breaking the ice at celebrations, pairing with your nicer meats, or just plain treating tourself! Made with Yeasts #1001 and M310, is umami-heavy with an apple-like sweetness and a clean finish that can only be achieved through aging. When Yoko asked Hakkaisan’s Global Brand Ambassador Tim Sullivan how he enjoys this sake, he said, “To emphasize the dry finish I drink it chilled. To enjoy the savory umami notes, I warm it up and pair it with beef short ribs.”

*Kayoko and Yoko visited the yukimuro at Hakkaisan – see the photos!

Last photo: adding fresh snow into the yukimuro. Courtesy of Hakkaisan Brewery.


  • Brewed in Niigata, Japan by Hakkaisan Brewery
  • Junmai Daiginjo genshu
  • Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Yuki no Sei + Gohyaku Mangoku 45%
  • ABV 17%
  • 24 fl oz (720ml)
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