百光 別誂 | BYAKKO BESPOKE

Crystalline Sake
2021
Brewed and Bottled in Japan

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Concept

Introducing a New Style of Byakko

SAKE HUNDRED’s flagship sake, Byakko, is an artisan sake achieved, in part, through the painstaking work of brewers polishing ingredient rice to just 18% — a nearly unheard-of ratio in the sake world — to bring unparalleled quality and clarity of flavor to the finished product.

With Byakko Bespoke, Byakko’s usual Dewasansan ingredient rice is substituted with Yamadanishiki, a coveted crop known as “the King of Sake Rice.” Through this substitution, and a rearranged strain of fermentation yeasts, Byakko Bespoke presents a wholly new balance of sweet, tart and umami that challenges notions of sake potential.

Light to last 100 years

Byakko Bespoke, as with our flagship Byakko, is created with the idea of bringing light to drinkers’ lives for 100 years and beyond. Byakko Bespoke promises a light to illuminate your future, perfect for celebrations, well-wishes and a portent of luck for future endeavors.

Profile

The Ideal of Balance and Clarity, Bottled

On pouring, Byakko Bespoke’s appearance is clear and crystalline, with a faintly gold shimmer when held to light. Its aroma boasts sophisticated nuance of herbs and fruits, like white pear and peach. On drinking, Byakko Bespoke presents a creamy, smooth and rounded mouthfeel that spreads with a gentle tartness, then a pleasant alcoholic bite that gives way to tart and bitter to tie the experience together. Byakko Bespoke is best imbibed at 5-10℃°(41-50°F), directly from refrigerated storage for an elegant presentation of flavors and aromas.

Aroma

Fresh and forward, Byakko Bespoke’s aromas feature white peach, pear, apple, herbs and mint. Aerated, the aroma presents as dense and pleasantly creamy.

Mouthfeel

Byakko Bespoke’s mouthfeel is silky and rounded, coats the mouth and gradually gives way to a sensation of increasing volume.

Finish

A growing tartness giving way to a pleasing bitterness and umami over time.

Pairing

Umami-packed seafood and shellfish are the go-to, along with roasted white meats and tart sauces — Byakko Bespoke plays well with most any dish.

Manufacturing

The highest quality, born of cutting-edge polishing.

An 18% polishing ratio brings elegant flavor

Byakko Bespoke’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 Bespoke achieves the clearest, most uncomplicated of flavors that bring a sweetness and rich umami from the sake rice.

The king of sake rice bestows powerful umami

Cultivated primarily in Hyogo Prefecture, Yamadanishiki brings strength and quality to sake and allows it to stand up to aging processes. It also brings with it a balance of sweet, tart and a pronounced umami, reflected here in Byakko Bespoke’s quality and balance of flavor.

The greatest quality comes from the best water

Byakko Bespoke is made from natural water taken from Mt. Chokai in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. This ultra-soft water helps bring the unparalleled quality and clarity of flavor Byakko Bespoke is known for.

Brewing Partner

Tatenokawa Inc.

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.

百光 別誂 | BYAKKO BESPOKE

Crystalline Sake
2021
Brewed and Bottled in Japan

Brewery
Tatenokawa Inc. (Yamagata)
Rice
100% Hyogo Yamadanishiki
Polish
18%
ABV
15.7%
SMV
-2
Acidity
1.4
Amino Acid Value
0.8
Number of Pasteurizations
1
Volume
720ml

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