Hito To Ki” translates to “people and tree” as well as Hito Toki “a moment in time." The Japanese love a play on words. Brewed in cedar tanks, this Junmai is reminiscent of barrel-aged chardonnay without acidity and bitterness. Packed with umami, its rich mouthfeel satisfies. Brewing staff apprenticed at the cooperage [makers of barrels and casks] to learn the art of building cedar tanks. They hope to revive and support the lone cooperage remaining in Japan that can build such large cedar tanks. Crowd-sourced funding helped spread the word about this precious tradition and the cooper's skill. Coopers historically made tanks for many fermented beverages and food.
- Brewed in Saitama Japan, by Imayo Tsukasa Brewery
- Taruzake Junmai
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Gohyakumangoku 65%
- ABV 15% / SMV: +4 / Acidity: 0.6
- 24 fl oz (720 ml)