Daiginjo “The One with the Clocks”

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Daiginjo “The One with the Clocks”

Region: Japan / Hiroshima

“Dai” means great or big; “ginjo” is the upper echelon of sake. Daiginjo is the highest, the ultimate. To qualify as a daiginjo, the rice must be polished to 50% or less of its original size. Sake makers get rid of at least half of the raw ingredient they start with. This makes daiginjo’s elegant, refined and delicious.

In Japan, Joto Daiginjo is sold under the Maboroshi brand as their “white box” Daiginjo. Maboroshi Daiginjo is made using an apple yeast that the brewery discovered in the 1940’s. This is the least expensive of the three daiginjos in this line and is an incredible value for this level of sake.

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tasting note

Hints of crushed sage on the nose, spiced apple on the palate, finishes with a supple satin texture.

food pairing

Serve chilled with elegant foods like fatty tuna, butter sauces, oysters, and custards.

Region: Hiroshima
Grade: Daiginjo
Seimaibuai: 50%
Nihonshudo: +5.0
Rice: Hattan Nishiki
Yeast: Apple Yeast
Shubo Method: Koontoka
Pressing: Yabuta
Brewery: Nakao

points of distinction

  • Joto Daiginjo is sold under the Maboroshi brand as their “white box” Daiginjo
  • Maboroshi Daiginjo is made using an apple yeast that the brewery discovered in the 1940’s
  • It is an incredible value for this level of sake
Jto_daiginjo_1800ml_fr_lblhr_230 Jotodaiginjo

This daiginjo is made with the same apple yeast the brewery cultivated in the 1940s and uses it for its finest products


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