Miyashita "Sunshine Country" Harenokuni Junmai Sake 720ml
Notes from the Distillery
Aroma was very subtle, with light notes of spice, grain and a touch of rice. No floral aroma to speak of at all. This is a pretty dry sake with notes of caramel and vanilla, having a taste a bit reminiscent of a gourmand perfume. The texture was quite milky and clean. The progression of flavor goes from an initial touch of sour washed in a milky texture, then a bit of grain, dessert spice, and a lingering finish.
Sunshine Country is brewed extra smooth using Miyashita Brewery's secret method.
A Sake brewery established by brothers - Kamezo Miyashita and Motosaburo Miyashita, the brothers that founded Miyashita Sake Brewery were born in Akaiwa County (now Akaiwa City). As the brothers lost their father at young age, they were left in the care of a relative. During that time the brothers gained experience in brewery, as this relative managed a brewery business. They started brewing sake anew in 1915, at city of Tamano, in Okayama Prefecture. This was the start of Miyashita Sake Brewery.
In search of good water - in 1967, the Brewery was relocated to its current location by Asahigawa River, one of the three major rivers in Okayama. The underground water of Asahigawa River, drawn from 100 meter beneath, is used for our brewing. The location is exceptionally based for brewing – nearby is the cold spring of Omachi, chosen as one of the 100 Best Waters of Japan.