With a highly pronounced & unique aroma, this is a heavy bodied sake, with fresh yet deep flavours of kiwi and pineapple. Good minerality punctuates this sake, and it finishes with a touch of pleasant bitterness and lingering heat, Well balanced balance, and shows good characteristics of the Gifu only rice varietal, Hidahomare.
W by Watanabe Shuzouten is Hourai's second label. W has 3 meanings; Watanabe, World & Warai (Laughter). Japanese Comedy TV is played to the fermentation tanks so that the sake yeast is happy, the brewery staff are happy, and the customers are happy. Although written as a Junmai-shu, this sake qualifies as a Junmai Daiginjo as the rice used to make this sake is polished to 45%