The southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture is one of the biggest sake brewery areas in Japan. There are various famous sake breweries such as Morinokura and Kitaya. Wakatakeya is one of them. Wakatakeya was established in 1699 and is famous for reviving ancient sakes such as Hakata Nerizake and Genroku-no-sake. Hakata Nerizake was brewed in the Muromach period (14th-15th century). Genroku-no-sake was brewed in the Edo period (17th-19th century).
The label says "Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu." Junmai means that the sake is brewed using only rice. Muroka means unfiltrated. Nama means draft. Genshu means unwatered. After brewing sake, water is usually added to sake in order to lower alcohol content. Therefore, you can enjoy the original taste of sake when you buy Genshu.
As soon as I opened the bottle, I enjoyed an apple-like aroma. It had a yellowish color. The sake was sweet but had a clean finish. It sparkled a little bit. Even though the sake was unwatered as described above, it was very quaffable. You can get one at Hakata Hankyu. It costs about 1300 yen.
I'm Daisuke ITO. I am an interpreter and translator living in Fukuoka. I like sake and an eating tour very much. I'll let you know all about Fukuoka's sake. I hope that you enjoy my blog!