Saturday, June 20, 2009
As my craving for plum wine, today I continued the 'unfinished battle' to find my favorite Hana Kohaku in town :) After last week I only got Bohae Plum wine, today I kept wandering around the city , take a quick peek at liquor shops one after another and eventually I found it! It's a liquor shop in Chinatown I always passed by every weekend but never thought they would sell this Hana Kohaku. I need to take $40 out of my pocket for one bottle of 720 ml.
Hana Kohaku is a unique Japanese sake contains plum juice and extract thus tastes a bit sweet and the aroma of umeshu is just so enticing and thrilling your taste-buds. This Hana Kohaku is a product of Tatsuuma-Honkee brewing company from Nishinomiya-go of Nada district, the largest sake-producing region in Japan. This brewery is also the brewer of Sake 'Hakushika' brand, which brewed with selected rice and 'Miyamizu', natural water from Rokko Mountains. Miyamizu known as one of the best 100 waters of Japan which contains a lot of proper mineral for brewing sake. Sake brewed with Miyamizu is characterized by a dry taste.
Here is a taste-chart of Hakushika products:
(picture courtesy of Hakushika)