What is the difference between a ginjo and junmai ginjo? Taste two bottles by renowned Hakkaisan Brewery side by side and discover the differences. Typically, ginjos have a small amount of distilled alcohol added for bright flavors and silky body, whereas junmai ginjos have a weightier texture, and made with only four ingredients: rice, water, yeast, and koji.
Yoko and Kayoko have visited Hakkaisan a few times and are always in awe of how much care goes into their sake-making. All of their sakes use spring water from the Hakkaisan Mountain, called Raiden-sama no mizu or "water of the god Raiden. This is the hallmark of their sake: clean, easy to drink, and food friendly.
In the Hakkaisan Ginjo (this month's Sake Gumi pick!), get notes of cucumber, melon, and bold fruit, with a crisp ending. The junmai ginjo is smooth with elegant ricey notes.
Save $6 with this bundle!
Hakkaisan Pack features:
- 1 - Hakkaisan Ginjo Sake (24oz, Niigata, 15.5% ALC/VOL)
- 1 - Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo Sake (24oz, Niigata, 15.5% ALC/VOL)