Work, Commitment to handmade

Work, Commitment to handmade

The traditional
mochi rice 4-stage process” (Mochigome Yodan-Jikomi)

As we at Hanaizumi Sake Brewery conduct the “mochi rice 4-stage process” on all our brands. Normally, Japanese sake is prepared through a 3-stage process that processes the rice, water, and koji malt in three steps. However, we use a method that includes an additional step in which steamed mochi rice is added to moromi while still warm. We have added our own evolution year by year to the traditional way of handed down from olden times. Through the method that have been maintained and passed down through the years, we create a taste that is representative of Hanaizumi Sake brewery; gentle and sweet, yet also clean and sharp. Although this 4-stage process was carried out by many breweries in the past, fewer and fewer breweries continue to use it due to the labor and costs involved. Currently, it is said that our company is the only brewery in Japan that uses the “mochi rice 4-stage process” to all Sake we made.


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