Ibaraki, Japan

Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale

Who would have thought? — 6 days ago

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Matsumoto Shuzuo

Sawaya Matsumoto Shu-Ha-Ri Kyoto Yamadanishiki

Sweet, bitter, salty, umami, acid. Basically just named all the essential components for a balanced dish, and that's just exactly what this is - the perfect food saké! Probably my most drank saké this year, and for good reason. Love it. — 5 days ago

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Umenoyado Brewery

Tyku Cucumber Junmai Sake

Super refreshing and delicious with just a hint of alcohol taste — 10 days ago

Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White Ale

Again, don’t drink wine in Dubai. — a month ago

Kumesen Distillery

Meiyo Aged 17 Years Single Grain Whisky

Unique and harmonious. A real treat. — 2 days ago

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Aramasa Brewery

Ecru Sake 2018

It's times like this when Aramasa makes me think of Keller. Notwithstanding that they both make completely different beverages, it is their ability to bring an incredible drinkability to their otherwise Herculean creations that evokes the comparability. In other words, power without weight. And, of course, I love both producers!

The Aramasa's Ecru is exceptionally pure, in the same light that KP's kabi's are. As Aramasa aptly describes it (and Google not-so-aptly translated it), "reminiscent of thawed water from some cold regions". I like to think that they're referring to pure glacial meltwater, but you get the gist. Even Aramasa's name for this cuvee is perfect - 'unbleached' purity.

Smells like pear, melon, flowers, light cream, and river stones. The palate has a light bittersweet character, which is so alike some mineral water. Trademark citrus acidity and phenolic grip. Finishes juicy, clean, and long. Mind-boggling lightness to what would otherwise be akin to engine oil in weight. In one phrase, a hyper elegant saké.

And oh, this is Aramasa's entry level cuvee too 🤯
— 18 days ago

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Aramasa Écru

Far Yeast Brewing Company

Kagua Saison

Ron R

This is a new one on me. Enjoyable, but lacks the depth I usually enjoy in these beers. — 6 days ago

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Heiwa Shuzou

Kid Junmai Ginjo Koji

I thought the nose smelled like sesame oil with sweet notes of apples, pears, and steamed rice. On the other hand, my partner thought it smelled like damp laundry. I get where she's coming from, especially when you think about dried-out detergent, but that descriptor's just plain brutal. Safe to say she didn't like it at all. The palate's soft and fruity, medium-bodied, with a sweetish yet elegant finish. I liked it. Solid house pour during KK + R's after-party. From 1800ml bottles. — 20 days ago

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Shirakabe Gura-Sho Chiku Bai

Mio Japan Sparkling Sake

Sweet, delicious, easy to drink, one of my faves! — 6 days ago