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Dassai “23”
Dassai “23” Junmai Daiginjo with a wine glass, served withcreamy shrimp pasta
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Dassai “23”

Yamaguchi prefecture

$93.10 member price
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A gentle waterfall on your palate

Dassai challenged themselves to brew the ultimate junmai daiginjo as their flagship product. The result? Dassai “23,” a sake with Yamadanishiki rice polished down to 23%, which is a pretty high polish for a flagship product. Their hard work gives us a sake with an enticing aroma and a honey-esque sweetness that flows over the palate like a gentle waterfall. The aftertaste is clean, leaving you wishing for another sip.


Brand Dassai
Brewery Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Undisclosed
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 23%
Acidity ? N/A
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Dassai “23” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Dassai “23” - Yamaguchi prefecture

Dassai is made in Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

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Tasting Notes

  • Flower

  • Melon

  • Honey


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Fruits

  • Cheese


Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd., the maker of Dassai with a 200-year history, is known for constantly reinventing themselves to adapt to modern challenges. From the turn of the century, they have committed themselves to the premium junmai daiginjo category, leading the sake industry to worldwide recognition. Using the “king of sake rice” Yamadanishiki, their sake exemplifies the modern, delicate, floral brew, to be enjoyed chilled in a wine glass. Their naming of Dassai “45,” “39” and “23” refers to the rice polishing ratio (the remaining percentage of rice after polishing), with Dassai “Beyond” being the ultimate expression of premium sake.

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