Fushimi, Kyoto

Tozai

Night Swim

From a can and super drinkable sake. Mellow, sweet with banana and tropical notes — 13 days ago

Kizakura

Kyoto Matcha IPA

Matcha beer! Subtle and soothing. — 3 months ago

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Tamagawa

Yamahai Junmai Unfiltered Sake 2018

The 2nd most flavorful sake I’ve had in my life. The first was in Kyoto so... Oloroso, jamón on the nose, rich viscous mouthfeel with acid balance to make it food friendly and a loooong finish to keep you pondering and wanting more. Winner. — 4 months ago

Matsumoto Shuzuo

Sawaya Matsumoto Shu-Ha-Ri Kyoto Yamadanishiki

An ever-reliable pour in our household when all else fails. Typical bitter sweet balance with salty undertone. Perhaps a touch more savoury than previous bottles, but not a dealbreaker for me. — 7 months ago

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Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Nikka Pure Malt Whisky

Medium Dark amber unctiousness. So pleasant; apricot with peach weight decadence meets drizzled caramel and baked apple that brings pine forest fire sharply, hot and precise, before grilled yellow peppers and lava salt unfold to daffodil delicate and ethereal. Nose of golden tears. You drink in acanthus long before your sip; gum Arabic, hot orange honey and graphite. Mocha tobacco, bourbon barrel aged grappa, smoke of charred pit pig fat, roasted Tabasco pepper, and cinnamon oil and green olive grapple over cracked black pepper, anise seed, lavender oil, oregano oil and charred orange peel. Disturbs the mind in its swing from darkness to light, from life to death and finally rebirth. Volcanic and chaotic, but ripe for life and ultimately reverberating in possibility. #nikka #nikkawhisky #nikkapuremalt #taketsuruwhisky #thenikkawhiskydistillingco #whisky #japan #japanesewhisky #nippon #nipponwhisky #masetakataketsuru #yoichi #miyagikyo #whiskey — a month ago

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Takara Shuzo

Shirakabe Gura Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Fruity, middle dry sake. Beautiful packaging. Easy to drink and perfect for a sunny Seattle lunch. As my husband said “I could drink too much of this!” — 4 months ago

Kizakura

Kyoto Beer

Delicious, well made and balanced. Best of Japanese beer craft with IPA character — 4 months ago

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Sanford & Benedict

Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir

Lovely unicorn bottle. The 1976 Sanford and Benedict is one of their earliest bottling, and reminds me of an old Kyoto ryokan—Smokey with savory umami notes of nori & shiitake and a surprising amount of fruit for a 45+ year old bottle. Such a treat, — a month ago

Hayashihonten

110 Purple Junmai Dai Ginjo

Hints of Kyoto .....and memories of halcyon days. Very approachable. — 4 months ago

Jarod Stirling
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