In December, the temperature drops, and becomes cold quickly. By the end of December, it is very cold, and it is not uncommon to fall below freezing from January to the beginning of March. There is not much snow on the Pacific side, which usually has continuous sunny, cold days. There is a New Year’s tradition to eat soba noodles just before the year changes. The last day of the year is called "Omisoka". "Oshogatsu", the Japanese New Year, is defined to be seven days counting from January 1st, and people celebrate by eating New Year’s cuisine called, "Osechi" and drinking alcohol.
Bottled at 40％ ABV Nose: Caramel Palate: Rich taste with strong maltiness.