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"Nami Hana" Served on JAL’s Honolulu Route 

Applicable Class: First Class
Effective Period: August 8, 2019~ August 17, 2019
Applicable Route: Honolulu route. (JL780/JL781)

Nami Hana No.12

Nami Hana is renowned as the only Imo-Shochu (the traditional Japanese distilled spirit made from sweet potatoes) produced in the U.S.A., crafted by Ken and Yumiko Hirata, who immigrated to Hawaii from Japan, utilizing locally harvested sweet potatoes. Twice a year, in spring and fall, 3,000 bottles of Nami Hana are produced on Oahu’s North Shore. Each time, they use various kinds of sweet potatoes from different areas, thus each vintage has a unique aroma and flavor.
No.12 served on this flight is nicknamed "Molokai Blend," as sweet potatoes harvested on the island of Molokai are mainly used to produce this Shochu. Molokai’s sweet potato is dark purple both in its skin and flesh, and has a sugar contents lightly higher than ordinary sweet potatoes, which have generated this dry Shochu. No.12 features a light, clearpalate and an aroma characteristic of purple sweet potatoes.
What’smore, asitisunfiltered, you can vividly sense the aroma and flavor of the ingredients.
As the ice begins to melt, savor Nami Hana’s ever expanding aroma. Kanpai!

JAL wine selection

JAL First Class passengers can enjoy specially selected wines from around the world. Pair a glass with a fine meal and enjoy a quality moment with us.
JAL has brought onboard Kenichi Ohashi, Master of Wine and Motohiro Okoshi, who has made his mark far and wide as a wine taster and wine director. Under their advisement, JAL have carefully selected wines that we invite you to pair with your meal and enjoy.

Some selections were awarded Gold, Silver medals from the world knowned wine competition, International Wine Challenge.

  • JAL Wine Advisor Kenichi Ohashi's profile

    Kenichi Ohashi
    Master of Wine

    Master of Wine is an international qualification created in 1953 by the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine.
    It is regarded as the most prestigious qualification in the wine industry.
    Born in 1967. Native of Tochigi Prefecture.
    Developed his knowledge of wine and sake by managing the family sake retail business, Yamajin Co., Ltd., based in Utsunomiya City.
    Acquired the world's highest wine qualification, Master of Wine, in 2015.
    Established a firm position in the global wine industry.
    Serves as a judge for many wine competitions across the world, such as the International Wine Challenge (IWC), held in London, one of the biggest wine competitions in the world.
    Awarded “IWC Personality of the Year 2016”.

  • JAL Wine Advisor Motohiro Okoshi's profile

    Motohiro Okoshi
    Wine Taster

    • 2003 winner of first JALUX WINE AWARD
    • Popular lecturer at ACADEMIE DU VIN
    • International Sommelier Assocation, International A.S.I Sommelier

    Born on April 24, 1976 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Joined the service industry after working as bartender. Facinated by wines, he went to France and on returning to Japan, acquired a sommelier qualification in 2000. After participating in competitions and achieving experiences, he went to France again from 2006 for 2.5 years to deepen his understanding of wines. He continues to visit wineries and producers and communicate the essense of wines as Japan's first wine taster. Also knowledgeable of Japanese sake and sochu, which he highly acclaimed for creating the perfect match of wine, Japanese sake and cuisine.

Wine list

Salon 2007

Only Jal's First Class passengers, can enjoy the privilege of savoring the highest quality Champagne "Salon" in the stratosphere. Since it's very first vintage released in 1921, Salon's trademarks are the harmony of higly condensed, yet clear saltiness and acidity, along with a tight, strong body.
The 2007 vintage features intriguing characteristics such as fresh citrus, white pepper and chalky effervescence with nuances of minerals. As its temperature rises, flavors of pear and bread expand to create a more intricate aroma. This is a beautifully balanced, dry Champagne with a lingering afternote.
Relax and enjoy Salon's elaborate flavor, a special indulgence just for our First Class passengers.

Lois Roederer CRYSTAL 2009

Louis-Roederer's CRYSTAL is one of the world's oldest prestige champagnes, produced at the request of Alexander II, Czar of Russia. This CRYSTAL 2009 vintage offers gentle flavors of pear and citrus, along with a yeasty hint of pain de mie, intricately mingled together.
With its super-fine bubbles, this is a dainty, soft cuvée with an impressive velvety taste on the palate from your first sip to the last.
Savor the pleasant fruitiness and fresh, well-balanced acidity.
The afternote lingers as you glide through the stratosphere.

Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016

This white wine is produced in California’s Sonoma Coast area, renowned for its cool climate.
In the wines from this area, tropical fruit flavors such as mango and pineapple cohabitate with the nuance of fresh quince, and they feature mellow and strong, yet complex aromas of butter and vanilla.
You will sense the rich volume, packed with fruit as the flavors ex tend over your palate.
This is a dry wine with clear-cut acidit y that brings you real satisfac tion.

Chateau Lagrange 2013

Chateau Lagrange, located in Saint Julian, Bordeaux is a renowned winery even among its prestigious 3rd growth peers. Since 1983, when Suntory joined the ranks of management, its reputation has been further augmented.
This claret has a sophisticated aroma that evokes cassis, mulch and licorice.
Now at a gorgeous stage in its maturity, you can fully appreciate the flavors of gaiety alongside ripeness.
This is a full-bodied Bordeaux, in which a complex afternote, smooth palate and elegant tannins are creating a beautiful harmony.

Japanese Wine Craftspeople

Here is an introduction to a couple of wines made by Japanese overseas.

Chateau Igai Takaha SONO Pinot Noir 2016
This is the flagship wine of Chateau Igai Takaha, a winery named after the owner's family crest.
It was made the owner's wife, Miyoko Sugimoto, in mind. SONO is from a nickname for his wife's maiden name, Sonoda.
A sophisticated blend of bold fruitiness and refined acidity alongside a strong minerality make this a jewel of a wine.

KUSUDA Martinborough Syrah 2016
Kusuda is highly evaluated by the majority of the world’s wine tasters as a rare wine craf ted by a Japanese oenologist in New Zealand.
Fresh blackberries and complex sensations evoking black pepper and sweet & bitter spices introduce the aroma, complemented by hints of cinnamon.
This Syrah 2016’s delicate, velvety palate choreographs its class. Delight in the expansive acidity and long afternote, as the elegant and spicy flavors linger pleasantly on your tongue.
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  • *Brands are subject to change. As supply is limited, your preference may not be available.

Japanese Rice Wine (Sake)

We offer a broad selection of Japanese sake that are often difficult to find.
Our shochu options are the well-knowned "Moriizo" and "Kanehachi".

Some selections were awarded Gold, Silver medals from the world knowned wine competition, International Wine Challenge “Sake Department”.

For other alcoholic beverages, please search for "drinks" on the inflight meal search screen.

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Notice to drivers

Passengers who need to drive after disembarking should kindly refrain from drinking during the flight.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and legally prohibited.

Non-alcoholic beverages

Soft Drinks

Royal Blue Tea

The blue tea is offered with a wine glass, just perfect for passenger not drinking alcohol.
Blue tea is a kind of Chinese high-grade green tea.
It is made by taking 3-7 days to drip in a wine bottle.

The rich smell and flavour are enjoyable with any cuisine.

* Photo may not represent actual product.

Cold beverages

  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • JAL original drink "Sky Time Kiwi"
  • Perrier
  • Mineral water
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sprite
  • Ginger ale
  • "Karadameguricha"
  • Japanese green tea "Ayataka"

Hot beverages

  • Coffee
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  • Green tea
  • Black tea
  • Herb tea

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