Akita, Japan

Umemoyado

Blue Dragon Junmai Ginjo

Umemoyado Blue Dragon Junmai Ginjo - another interesting saké on the local supermarket shelves, and the most different in style from our recent Yamadanishiki pick-ups. This was plush and round, with a rather "sweet" fruity core. Pears, melons, canned pineapples, and a creamy finish. Not my favourite style, but a good drop nonetheless. — 22 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this

Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Single Cask Malt Whisky 2019

My friend owned the cask:-) Gave me special bottle! Very tasty…😍 — 22 days ago

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Yuri

Yuri

😊😊😊Soooo happy😊😊😊

Umenoyado Brewery

Suzu 2020

Fresh, crisp, and moreish. Missus was certainly smitten. Up there with her favourite yuzushu from Heiwa Shuzo. — 3 months ago

Aravind, Severn and 5 others liked this

Nishi Shuzo

Tenbu Junmai Ginjo Sake

Tenby Junmai Ginjo, Kagoshima, Japan

It has a beautiful floral & juicy aroma. Drink soft & creamy with notes of strawberry and melon
— 18 hours ago

Kuheiji

Eau du Désir Yamada Nishiki Junmai Ginjo Sake 2019

I'm always so impressed with the saké scene in Malaysia. This is a bottle that I'd be hard-pressed to find listed in any Australian restaurant, and if any at all, none for a fair price I bet. Clearly great things are happening behind the scenes here, with Kuheiji's Eau Du Désir popping up on the shelves of my local grocery (I don't exactly live in the epicenter of Malaysia).

Straight out of the bottle, you get the impression that Kuheiji has just bottled a fresh unadulterated ferment. That tingly sensation of CO2 on the nose, before it gets hit by ester-heavy ferment aromas, with the light spritz on the palate, and zestiness in the finish - gosh, it really feels like a ferment. It's just so fresh and lively, as it should be with each vintage of the Eau Du Désir. Air brings more clarity to the flavors of juicy melons, apples, and interestingly, guava. There's a sweet almost malty-core here, which is balanced out by the crisp slightly-bitter finish. So easy to drink!
— 2 months ago

Aravind, Bob and 7 others liked this

Nippon Craft Beer Co

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Amazing beer. Recommended by the bartender and it just one of those times it became an instant favorite.

No frills pale ale japenese beer
— 18 days ago

Severn, Neil and 2 others liked this

Toko

Toko Retsu Junmai Daiginjo

Another surprising find on the shelves of our local grocery store! The Retsu is a limited bottling by Toko brewery, where their "basic" karakuchi (dry) junmai daiginjo gets aged in ice-cold temperatures for a year. An excellent subject of difference when drank with the Kuheiji Eau Du Desir (both Yamadanishiki too). While the Kuheiji dances on the palate with its untamed liveliness, the Toko glides confidently with density and texture. The flavours aren't as diverse (also less bitter and sweet), but there's an intriguing sweet and nutty flavor that reminds me of Swiss cheese, enveloping the melon and herb notes. Finishes crisp, dry, and weighty. Positively delicious, and in no way inferior to the Kuheiji for me. — a month ago

Ceccherini, Severn and 8 others liked this

Hitomi Winery

Cuvée Ohura Chardonnay 2018

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9.0

薄い黄色。強めの微発泡で、特徴のあるリンゴ、パイン、控えめな樽の味わい。一杯目に最適@はせがわ酒店 2,700 excl tax — 14 days ago

Fukucho

'Seaside - Sea Food' Junmai Sparkling Sake

Light refreshing, really lovely — 10 days ago

Hop Japan

Abukuma RED

Beer from Fukushima! — 23 days ago

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