Washinoo (pronounced washi-no-oh), the local sake brewery of Hachimantai, released a new limited edition sake yesterday!
All of the sake made at Washinoo uses spring water that filters down from the glorious volcano that towers above the city, Mt. Iwate. Using a combination of the skill of the brewmaster and the modern scientific knowledge of the owner- who graduated from the Engineering Department of the best university in Japan, Tokyo University, Washinoo continues to create uniquely pleasing sake.
The sake that was just released for sale yesterday is an unfiltered, unpasteurized sake made exclusively with local rice grown in Shizukuishi, making it ideal for the localvores among you. But words only go so far. You have to experience this to understand.
720ml bottles are now available for 1,800 yen (before tax)
1800ml bottles are 3,600 yen (before tax)
Available for sale at local retailers or via 株式会社わしの尾
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