In Hagi, the six local breweries have united with local farmers to create the Hagi Sakamai Migaki Kyodo Kumiai (萩酒米磨き協同組合), or the Hagi Sake Rice Polishing Association. They grow Yamadanishiki in the Hagi area, then process (dry, grade, and polish) it locally at a Hagi facility for use by the sake breweries. This has been valuable in establishing the Hagi GI, because it allows for 100% traceability in the sake rice so that everyone knows all of the rice used was grown locally. It also allows for more stable supplies, cost control, and more income for farmers.
In addition to holding local sake festivals, the group invites sake lovers to participate in the "みがき6" project. High-quality Yamada Nishiki is grown and harvested together with the 6 breweries. Each year, one of the six leads the brewing to accentuate Hagi sake nationwide.
In 2021, the 3rd edition was produced by Nakamura Shuzou, which is famous for it's brand "Takarabune". The sake brings a fresh fruity aroma, which is extremely suitable for every cuisine.
|Tokutei Meisho Shu||Junmai Ginjo|
|Rice Polishing Ratio||50%|
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