Sake isn’t a beverage that demands center stage. So to get to know them, you often need to slow down and take your time. Our selection packs our favorites along with new discoveries and are not shy of winning awards in each of their categories. Get to know the fresh juicy side, the rich and mellow side and the unexpected fruity yet super dry expressions of these expertly brewed masterpieces.
This sake is locally produced using mountain dew water collected from a deep well and Dewa no Sato rice. Brewed only in winter, this sake is light and dry like powder snow with an aroma of white peach and a rose-like nuance, which carries into the flavor of delicate acidity and soft umami. There is even a touch of minerality that melts into a creamy final note.
This clean-cut junmai ginjo comes from Iinuma Honke, a brewery with over 300 years of sake-making history. Times have changed but one thing is certain: they still make exquisite sake. Kinoene “Junmai Ginjo” was a grand gold medalist in the main category at the Fine Sake Awards Japan 2019. The sake itself is bursting with enticing aroma and pristine flavor with hints of freshly sliced apple and a crisp finish.
Brewed as a team belonging to the Nanbu Toji Guild, they’ve carefully fermented the mash at low-temperatures in small batches using pure yeast strains, pristine local water and Yamadanishiki rice. The resulting sake has an aroma of white flowers and a hint of licorice. The subtle sweetness from the rice, supple and satisfying texture, and a dash of acidity balances playfully on your palate leaving you wanting more. (300ml bottle)
This sake is made with nutrient-rich water called Miyamizu, famous for producing drier sake. They’ve incorporated the orthodox kimoto brewing method to produce a nuanced softer texture. We recommend you try it in various temperatures since the flavor profile changes for each. The aroma is akin to lightly roasted nuts and shiitake mushroom, followed by a rich, creamy flavor and umami resting on the dry finish. (300ml bottle)
The brand was named Toyo Bijin, or “Asian Beauty,” by Sumikawa Brewing Company’s founder in honor of his late wife. This particular brew gives an aroma red apple that fades to an almost nutmeg spice. It is a very dry sake, said to be “strong enough to kill a devil.” Be prepared for this but also enjoy its decent umami retained from the Yamadanishiki rice used in its brewing. (300ml bottle)
This sake keeps it local. Brewed using local rice, in-house cultivated yeast and crystalline water from the nearby Chikugo River, Niwa no Uguisu “50” is an easy drinking sake that shines as an aperitif, but has its place at the table with the main course. The brilliant floral aroma is backed by an exquisite fine texture and dry pear taste. White wine drinkers will find this sake up their alley. (300ml bottle)
Because sake can be as complex as wine, your first box comes with an easy-to-read beginner’s guide to get you started. You’ll get a comprehensive look at sake’s rich history, brewing process, regional nuances, flavors and aromas — and even learn about serving temperatures and food pairings to enhance your home tasting experience.
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