百光 | BYAKKO
Brewed and Bottled in Japan
Enter a world of unparalleled clarity
Byakko strives to be a bottle of the purest in quality. Made with unequaled technique and craftsmanship, Byakko brings elegant aroma, uncomplicated clarity of flavor and a pleasant finish that lingers. Byakko promises an eye-opening experience in the highest sake quality for drinkers the world over.
Light to last 100 years
As our flagship in the highest sake quality, we created Byakko with the idea of bringing light to drinkers’ lives for 100 years and beyond. Byakko promises a light to illuminate your future, perfect for celebrations, well-wishes and a portent of luck for future endeavors.
Exceeding clarity, elegant aroma
Byakko boasts a crystalline appearance that seems to glimmer in the light. Imparting sweet, fruity flavors of pears, it also brings a gentle, elegant aroma reminiscent of lily flowers. Byakko’s mouthfeel is delicate and silky smooth, imparting a pleasant umami sensation that spreads on the tongue, and a clearness with notes of white peach. With a clear flavor uncomplicated by imperfections, Byakko additionally finishes with a mild and pleasant bitterness.
Byakko’s elegant aromas bring to mind lily flowers, and the delicate scents of stone fruits like white and yellow peaches, and lychee.
Byakko brings a mouthfeel that is smooth and delicate like silk, with a sweetness and umami entirety unlike standard high-polish sake.
Byakko finishes with a symphony, rich in umami and bitterness - a long-lasting tail that imparts this bottle’s unparalleled quality.
Pair Byakko with seafood, vegetables, white meat and other mild flavors to make this bottle sing. It also pairs exquisitely with fruit.
The highest quality, born of cutting-edge polishing.
An 18% polishing ratio brings elegant flavor.
Byakko’s 18% polish brings forward a delicate flavor profile. With a process that requires upward of 200 hours of meticulous polishing of the ingredient sake rice, Byakko achieves the clearest, most uncomplicated of flavors that bring a sweetness and rich umami from the sake rice.
Organic rice, cultivated with care by human hands
The organic sake rice used in Byakko, Dewasansan, is regarded for bringing sweetness and the richness of umami to the sake it produces. These qualities are further nourished through organic cultivation – a battle with the elements that requires patience and hand-removal of weeds and overgrowth that hinder rice maturation. This focus on organic cultivation by human hand is what gives Byakko its truly unmatched profile.
2℃ or below cold stored for strict quality control
All Byakko is stored year-round post-bottling in a refrigerated warehouse temperature controlled to a constant 0〜2℃. To maintain the utmost in quality from storage to shipping, Byakko is treated with care every step of the way to bring you the highest quality in flavors, as the brewers intend.
Founded in 1832 in Yamagata Prefecture’s Sakata City, Tatenokawa Inc. shifted production exclusively to junmai daiginjo sake polished to below 50% in 2010.
Tatenokawa Inc. has achieved worldwide renown as one of the only brewers in the world to produce exclusively junmai daiginjo.