Nakahama Manjiro was a crew member on the USS John Howland whaling ship when it sailed into a Massachusetts harbor in May 1843. After being shipwrecked off the coast of Japan and rescued by the New England crew, he sailed with them for a while before settling in Fairhaven, Mass., and becoming the first Japanese person to live in the US. He continued to forge a bold path as the first Japanese citizen to command a trans-Pacific voyage, officer an American vessel, and ride a steam train. He taught ship-building, whaling, navigation, English conversation, and eventually became an advisor and translator to the Japanese government. Nakahama’s impact in New England continues to this day.
To celebrate Nakahama Manjiro’s pioneering spirit, our first Sake is named in his honor. With this crisp, slightly dry Sake with a huge fruity, spicy nose, we’ve created our own link back to Japan. This Sake is made with only rice, koji, water, and Japanese yeast -- two strains to make it surprisingly complex. Drink Nakahama Junmai slightly chilled with good food and great company. Enjoy another pioneering first: small batch Sake made in Massachusetts.
TECH SPECSRICE VARIETY: Yamada NishikiMILLING RATE: 60%ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 16%NIHONSHU-DO: +5 (GRAVITY)
SLIGHTLY DRYFRUITY + LIGHT