Niigata, Japan

Hakkaisan

Honjozo Sake 2020

Very versatile, great chilled and at room temperature but really opens up when warmed. Have fun with this one. — 14 days ago

Tozai

Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori

ESF
8.9

Yup, milky creamy style w/great floral lift w/lychee & sweet honeydew melon. At 15% - this was a bit hot and lacked stuffing... still very pleasant. — 20 days ago

Adam, Ron and 8 others liked this

Bunraku

Nihonjin No Wasuremono Yamahai Junmai Sake

Dry with hints of umami and floral on the opening, eucalyptus notes on the middle, followed by cantaloupe on the finish. Hints of ocean and dried hay on the nose. Overall, none of the palate notes were overpowering, but they were distinct. — 17 days ago

Terada Honke

Katori 80 Nama Genshu Sake

Very smooth and silky. A bouquet of the barest hint of soft flowers coupled with umami opened up into a velvety luxuriousness. — 15 days ago

Kubota Manju

Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Jeff S
9.9

What can I say about this Saki. Well, it’s smooth, fruit forward and dry. Perfection! — 24 days ago

Kurayoshi Distillery

Aged 12 Years Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky

Catch up tasting. Liking. Similar to a Nikka — 13 days ago

Ron, Keith and 2 others liked this
Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

The 18 is amazing

Beau Paysage

Tsugane La Montagne Merlot 2012

Robe rubis clair
Nez myrtille et épicé
Bouche délicate mûre mais uniques sur le fruit zero bois et profil très nature
— 17 days ago

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with Pico and El
Andrew and Romain liked this

Yoshida sake brewery

Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Sake

Lovely sake. Apparently the maker did a several year “stage” in burgundy. Has some vinous quality (in a good way). But overall just delicious. — 12 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 1 other liked this

Shinshu Mars Distillery

Biker Journey 3rd Edition

This is the Mar’s Biker Journey. The nose is what I would call traditional scotch blended nose but I’m no expert on these and a real novice. I get bananas on the nose. Light wood on the flavor, relatively thin and light on the palate. It coats but nothing dominates or punches. It’s a smooth easy drinker. — a month ago

Bob, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Mantensei

Star Filled Sky Junmai Ginjo Sake

Bottled 11/2020. Intentionally aged 3 yrs, this sake of surprisingly fresh. Honeyed almond, pear skin, yellow apple, linen, green almond, some nondescript white blossom. Not as oxidized as one would think, given the age. — 13 days ago

Daniel P., Peter and 2 others liked this