Tentaka Shuzo Hawk In The Heavens Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai     ABV: 15.6%

Prefecture: Tochigi      RiceGohyakumangoku       Rice polish: 55%

Serve: Chilled, room temperature, gently warmed

Dry and crisp, the flavors are dominated by mixed nuts, fresh cut green grass and other earthier flavors. Medium-bodied with a rich mouthfeel, followed by a lengthy and dry finish.

A go-to sake for barbeque, this rustic, high acid sake is a great representation of traditional Junmai style that you would find in Izakayas throughout Japan. The brewery name, Tentaka, translates to “hawk in the heavens,” a prosperous Japanese symbol that is thought to bring good fortune to the brewery.

Pairs well with hearty grains, mushrooms, beef, lamb, and BBQ sauce.