Koshino Hakugan Nakagawa Sake Brewery Japanese Sake Niigata
Koshino Hakugan Nakagawa Sake Brewery
Founded in 1888, Nakagawa Sake Brewery has inherited the uncompromising sake brewing traditions typical of a long-standing sake brewery. We are extremely proud of our sake made from fresh, clean water and highly purified white sake rice. Top quality local rice and water, and a skilled chief brewer are the most important assets which have enabled us to preserve traditional sake-brewing.
Nakagawa Sake Brewery
The name Koshino Hakugan, literally “passage of the white goose” derives from the location of Nakagawa Sake Brewery in the foothills of the Nishiyama mountains, where migratory wild white geese arrive each year. Our products include: Daiginjo (1) which has an elegant, delicate flavor and bouquet, Junmai Daiginjo (2) with its bright, floral scent and crisp, dry taste, Koshihikari Junmaishu, a soft, smooth, full-bodied sake made from koshihikari rice, Honjozo (3) a pleasant sake with a clear, fresh flavor, and Koshino Hakugan Kuromatsu, smooth and clean.
(1)Daiginjo: superior sake brewed from rice grains milled to a maximum of 50 percent of weight
(2) Junmai Daiginjo: made from pure rice without added sweetener or alcohol
(3) Honjozo: fortified with a small amount of distilled alcohol, added into the moromi at the end of the fermentation process.
Founded in 1888
From our foundation in 1888 we have always emphasized “taste” even more than production efficiency. Today, the philosophy of “sparing no time and effort” lives on. Compared to other breweries we have many more young brewers who team up with the chief brewer to prepare our high quality products.
Underground Water from the Nishiyama Mountain Range
Our sake is made from water that flows under Nagaoka’s soaring Nishiyama Mountain Range. The cool, clear underground water gushing from the Nishiyama mountains behind the brewery seems almost transparently blue and clear when it is poured into the tank.
Working hard to make fine sake
We endeavor to produce high quality sake using highly purified white sake rice cultivated in Niigata Prefecture by a former chief brewer.
No time or effort is spared.
From our foundation in 1888 we have always emphasized “taste” even more than production efficiency. Today, the philosophy of “sparing no time and effort” lives on. We focus on pleasantly-flavored types of sake that go well with food.
The name “Koshino Hakugan” derives from our location (Koshi) in the foothills of the Nishiyama mountains, surrounded by nature and fresh water. Wild white geese (hakugan) used to pass over the nearby paddy fields when they migrated.
Koshino Hakugan Daiginjo
(made from pure rice with no added alcohol)
(made from highly polished rice)
(made from quality rice)
Limited Edition Sake
Junmai Daiginjo Limited Edition
Junmai Ginjo Limited Edition
Ginjo Limited Edition
Junmai Limited Edition
Very Dry・Very Sweet
Ginjo Seasonal Sake
Junmai Ginjo Seasonal Sake
Hojozo Seasonal Sake
Nakagawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
2011 Wakinomachi, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture 940-2306, Japan
Tel : +81-258-42-2707
Fax : +81-258-42-2596
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