Hakkaisan Sake Brewery


Phoenix Junmai Daiginjo Sake

It isn't everyday that celebrity endorsement yields something this good. My first Tatenokawa and gosh... this has really gotten me interested in the brewery. Supposedly a "playful" junmai daiginjo for them, but it's really pulling off some intense complexity here. I can only imagine what their more serious bottlings entail. Damn!

Melon, fresh herbs, citrus, white flowers, yeasty notes, pebbly minerality, textured, somewhat sappy, delicate sweetness, refreshing acidity, long finish. Really elegant nihonshu here. Cool booze. Also glad that one of favourite band's got great taste ❤️
— 12 days ago

Severn, Bob and 2 others liked this

Enter Sake

Black Dot Honjozo Sake

Much nuttier than other sake I have had before but still floral on the nose. Nice. — a day ago

Kikusui Brewing Company

Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Their Junmai Ginjo (turquoise bottle) has been my go-to, widely available sake since I first tried it. With seimaibuai of 40% instead of 55%, their Daiginjo offers richer, fruitier aroma, slightly sweeter palate, and cleaner finish. — 19 days ago

Aramasa Shuzou

Viridian Junmai Kimoto Sake 2016

For me, the greatest contraction of the best wines is power without weight. This bottle was significant to me for this very reason. It was the first time I thought of sake as being great. It's really the sensation of drinking it that I remember. Structure and finesse, refined profile, and remarkably balanced. — 12 days ago

Emily, Trixie and 3 others liked this

Kanbara (Kaetsu Shuzo)

Bride of the Fox Junmai Ginjo Sake

Drank over 6 weeks opened in my fridge and it stayed fresh throughout. Richly layered aromas and flavors of chocolates, pistachio, green grapes, and honeydew melon with floral undertones. Savory but offset by some residual sugar. Sufficiently robust for the main course. Really nice. — 11 days ago

Kirk, Neil and 6 others liked this


Suijin Junmai Super Dry Sake

On the dryer side. Had it at room temperature. Really brought out the smoothness and subtle flavors. — a day ago

Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.

Sayuri Nigori Sake

Changed things up a bit. Smooth sake, I like the coarse filter sake better than the finely filtered stuff. You need to watch this because it is extremely easy to drink. — 8 days ago

Mike, Phil and 2 others liked this

Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery

Kagatobi Junmai Sake

Nutty, Not bad but I’ve had better — 10 days ago

Phil, Ted and 1 other liked this

Dassai Sake Brewery

50 Junmai Daiginjo Yamaguchi Sake

The old standby - always reliable — 10 days ago

Phil, Ted and 2 others liked this

Ippongi Sake Brewery

Fukui Junmai Sake

Delightful. Smooth. Served with tacos. Sekar and taco event. Who knew? — 14 days ago