Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Yamahai • Traditional yeast starter method
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted
Rice: Hattan Nishiki (Organic - grown by Akishika)
Polish rate: 80%
The first 8 is the yeast: the rare #8 strain that produces a delicious acidity. The use of No. 8 yeast is very unique as it is a strain which has all but disappeared in Sake production today.
The second 8 is the polishing ration: keeping 80% of the grain to add viscosity and draw maximum flavour from the organic rice that Akishika grows themselves.
The third 8 is Japanese for the "Ha" of Hattan Nishiki, the rice strain that imparts a subtle bitterness to the brew.
What you can expect:
A complex and layered sake that offers great texture with bright acidity and warm spices. Long, complex finish. Serve chilled or warmed to 40°C.