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Tsuchida Happy Hill

Tsuchida Happy Hill

Regular price $83.00 SGD
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  • Raw rice: Happy Hill (Fukuoka No. 2) from Gunma Prefecture
  • Polishing ratio: 90%
  • Brewing water: Hotaka mountain range underground water (Kanto 100 famous waters)
  • Koji ratio: 35.1%
  • Fermentation method: Kimoto
  • Yeast: No yeast added
  • Alcohol content: 16% (undiluted)
  • Sake meter value: -7.5
  • Acidity: 2.7
  • Amino acid: 2.8
  • Pasteurization: 1 time (at bottling)
  • Storage method: Can be stored at room temperature

     No additives that are not required to be labeled are used.

From the Toji:

"Have you ever heard of sake made from rice grown in fields, not rice paddies?
Rice is made in rice paddies.
Everyone probably thinks so, and I, of course, never thought of growing rice in fields instead of paddy fields.

"Happy Hill" is the name of the rice.
Happy Hill is a common name, and the official variety is Fukushima No. 2. It is a variety that was first cultivated and registered by Masanobu Fukuoka, the founder of natural farming, and it seems that Fuku = happy and Oka = hill.

Upland rice is rarely heard of in Japan, but it seems that there are surprisingly many regions around the world where upland rice is used for rice cultivation. Even in Japan, historically it is older than paddy rice, and currently, in Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, mainly mochi rice is grown with upland rice. Sake that changes your way of thinking"

There are three key points about the rice:
1. Low polishing so the rice does not break.
2. Dissolve with strong koji.
3. Additive-free kimoto

Through sake brewing at Happy Hill, the idea that any type of rice can be used as the raw material for sake has deepened.
Table rice, medium-long grain rice, upland rice...
By using a variety of rice to make sake, the taste of the sake will become more diverse and the individuality of the region and the brewery will be more highly expressed. It is a strong sake with a strong umami flavor. It is strong and delicious, but the aftertaste is surprisingly light and easy to drink.

Please try it at room temperature to warm. Please enjoy it with meat dishes!

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