Tokubetsu Junmai “Pacific Ocean”

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Taiheikai Sake

Tokubetsu Junmai “Pacific Ocean”

Region: Japan / Ibaraki

Taiheikai, meaning “Pacific Ocean,” was the original brand of the Huchu Homare Brewery when it was founded in 1854. The Yamauchi’s named their first sake after the Pacific Ocean, because Ibaraki is on the ocean, and the ocean is an integral part of the region. Made using Gohyakumankoku Rice, it shares in a certain house style with sakes made from Watari Bune rice — abundant but balanced fruitiness offset by light nuttiness and earthiness. The front label of this sake is a traditional back label, listing important technical information such as that listed below.

tasting note

Abundant but balanced fruit offset by light nuttiness and earthiness.

food pairing

Serve chilled with yakitori, ramen, and misoglazed cod.

Region: Ibaraki
Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
Seimaibuai: 55 %
Nihonshudo: +2
Rice: Gohyakumankoku
Yeast: Association #9
Pressing: Yabuta

points of distinction

  • When the brewery was founded, they created this brand, which means “Pacific Ocean.”
  • Made using Gohyakumankoku Rice
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Taiheikai, which means “Pacific Ocean,” is made by the same brewery as Watari Bune.

– Takaaki Yamauchi, Owner of the Huchu Homare Brewery
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