Fukui, Japan

Koshinoiso

Echizen Spring Summer and Autumn Snow Junmai Ginjo

Hanami party in Ottawa! — 16 days ago

Severn, P and 5 others liked this

Katoukichibee Shouten

Born Gold Junmai Daiginjo Specially Limited Japanese Sake 2019

Exquisite!!! So many sakes that make it to the USA have the same rice pudding/banana profile, to say nothing of the really lower quality ones that taste like low proof diluted vodka, but this one is truly a cut above. I don’t often give ratings above 90 points, but this is so perfectly balanced with the nice, sweet flavors that I appreciate in a sake. “Balance” is the word that keeps coming to me as I drink this. As far as specific notes, on the nose, whipped cream, cashew, just a little bit of bubble gum and flowers, and on the palette, yes, it has the rice pudding note, but with honeydew melon, and most of the notes on the nose coming through. I paired this with an Italian pasta dish, and it worked perfectly, but I can also imagine this working well desserts like Victoria sponge cake or cream brûlée. — 20 days ago

Gekkeikan Sake (USA)

Japanese Plum Gekkeikan

Strong plum flavor, almost too strong but still good. — 8 days ago

Matsuno Kotobuki

Ginjo Gohyakumangoku Honjozu Style Sake

Like a crisp water when it was cold and once that chill fell was off and it opened up, the flavors started showing. I’m getting melon and cucumber and a nice round mouthfeel. — 5 days ago

Ron, Eric and 6 others liked this

Kaze no Mori

Omachi Junmai Sake

Funky yet fresh. A wee spritz to er which adds to the incredible length. Have soosh with and be happy eh. — 9 days ago

Asahi-Shuzo Sake Brewing Co.

Kubota Manju Junmai Daiginjo

Alder Yarrow
8.9

Kubota Manjyu - “10,000 Happiness” from Niigata. Because why not? We all need more happiness right now. 10k sounds about right. This is an older bottle I have had in the cellar for a while so it has lost some of the delicate floral notes and had them replaced with some more herbal tones - lemongrass instead of jasmine. Still clean as a whistle and oh-so-smooth. — 15 days ago

Julia, LM and 3 others liked this

Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.

Sayuri Nigori Sake

Mandi Speidel
9.2

Cloudy Sake & Maki Roll Dreams — 5 days ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

Enter Sake

Heiwa Junmai 2017

Pale gold, almost clear; pronounced intensity aromas of rich creamy porridge, caramel, savory, melon rind; off dry, medium acid, high alcohol, full bodied; pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish — 17 days ago

Mike, Laura and 3 others liked this

Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Coffey Vodka

Eric S
9.4

Smooth and crisp. — 5 days ago

Paul, Severn and 25 others liked this
Norman Gennaro

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Always wondered how this was!
Eric S

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Highly recommend. Deadly smooth. Had to switch to wine so I don’t end up howling from our roof.
Norman Gennaro

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Dude blame it on quarantine. Anything goes nowadays!!!

Fujishi Brewing

Kikutaka Yamahai Sake

ふさえ。かなりいい感じ。スッキリなのに味わい深い。後癖ない — 3 days ago