Nara Toyosawa Sake Brewery's Commitment to Quality

About Nara Toyosawa Brewery


Established in 1868, during the first year of the Meiji Era, Nara Toyosawa Sake Brewery has been committed to delivering high-quality sake to a broad audience. In the 1960s, Yasuo Toyosawa, the fourth-generation president, anticipated growing demand for exceptional sake and shifted their focus to crafting junmai sake. The introduction of their junmai sake, KUROMATSU KISENJU, marked a pivotal moment in their dedication to producing sake that resonates with consumers.

奈良丰泽酒造成立于1868年明治元年,它一直致力于为广大消费者提供高品质的清酒。20世纪60年代,第四代社长豊澤安男(Yasuo Toyosawa)预测市场到对特殊清酒的需求将不断增长,于是将他们的重点转移到了制作纯米清酒上。他们的清酒黑松貴仙寿的推出标志着他们致力于生产与消费者产生共鸣的清酒进入了关键时刻。

Their dedication to handcrafted brewing methods, with minimal mechanization, is evident as 80% of their current sake production consists of Junmai-shu or "Tokutei Meishu" (premium grade sake). Despite being a smaller brewery, they are devoted to preserving the craft of sake-making.


In 2002, Toji Fujisawa Tadaharu achieved the prestigious title of Contemporary Master Craftsman, a recognition of his expertise. Fujisawa places immense value on his knowledge and experience, avoiding mechanization whenever feasible in processes such as koji making, rice washing, moromi preparation, and pressing. For instance, during the rice-washing phase, they opt for manual hand-washing over rice washers to prevent excessive water absorption. In their pursuit of daiginjo-style brewing, they employ traditional steamers for rice steaming. Recognizing sake as a living organism, the Fujisawa Toji's approach to sake brewing remains the hallmark of the Nara Toyosawa Brewery.


Limited Edition Unfiltered Sake


The brewery proudly offers the limited-edition Houshuku Junmai Ginjo Muroka Genshu, a testament to their commitment to quality and tradition, with only 300 bottles available. This unfiltered Junmai Ginjo sake, crafted from Yamada-Nishiki rice, harmonizes ginjo aroma, rice sweetness, and acidity. It pairs well with seafood, simmered dishes, tempura, and meat delicacies, including stewed pork, steak, and grilled meats.


Notably, this sake remains unfiltered, resulting in a rich and robust flavor. Genshu distinguishes itself by being unaltered through the addition of water, retaining a higher alcohol content and fuller taste. For connoisseurs, the pure essence of sake can be truly addictive.