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 50%.
Takashima omachi is the great granddad of yamadanishiki rice. Aromas of earl grey bergamot, orange and ripe banana. Thick and vicious texture and layered, well hidden flavours (just like the camo bottle design). Spice finish.