"Breductive aromas and smooth drinkability."


With a wonderful woody nose and spicy undertones, Hakkaisan's signature brew opens with a wonderful, woody aroma. With each sip, the palate is enveloped with hints of mango and honey that balance well with the light dryness of the brew.


It's no wonder Hakkaisan "Honjozo" has become a classic, with its seductive aromas and smooth drinkability, it's hard to argue with how straightforward this sake is. You will be whisked away into an enchanting forest of flavours with hints of wood at any temperature.

Characteristics of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjozo

ABV: 15.5%

Grade: Tokubetsu Honjozo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Gohyakumangoku, Todorokiwase

Yeast: N/A

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 55%

Acidity: 1.0

SMV: +4.0

Food Pairing

This tokubetsu honjozo from Hakkaisan pairs well with charcoal-grilled food, such as yakitori chicken, to highlight the subtle umami taste on the palate. It also pairs well with poached salmon or tuna salad, as the finish is bright and clean.

Recommended Serving Temperature




Hakkaisan is located in Niigata prefecture.

The Hakkaisan Brewery

Hakkaisan Sake Brewery is located in Minami-Uonuma, an area known for producing high-quality Koshihikari rice. The sake is named after the sacred peak of Hakkaisan in the snowy Echigo Sanzan range. Having its roots in the Hakkaisan river system and the surrounding natural environment, it is a product of its clear water. Brewing season typically finds the town draped in snow. The philosophy of Hakkaisan Sake Brewery is based on three cornerstones: Dignity, Wide Supply, and Land.