Osaka, Japan

Shindo Brewery

Gasanryu-Gokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Clear, filtered- served cold in a box. This sake won a National New Sake Contest, squeezed from Dewasansan rice. Fuji apple, rose, grapes, and plump blue berries. What an interesting sake! — 15 days ago

Severn, Vanessa and 9 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nicely reviewed!🍶

Asahikawa

Samurai

This one is bright but full. A breadiness pervades but with suggestions of anise and dry, dry red currant. I really enjoyed the finish which seems to evolve in the mouth up to a minute after sipping. Nice. — 13 days ago

Anita Beishuizen
with Anita

Akashi

Umeshu Whisky Blend

With whisky? With whisky! — 6 days ago

Paul and Bob liked this

Tentaka Shuzo

Hawk in Heavens Junmai Rice Sake

Mushroom and bittersweet chocolate. Very smooth, a slightly sweet finish but well balanced. — 3 days ago

Spencer Smith
with Spencer

Gasanryu

Kisaragi Daiginjo Sake

Shindo Brewing scores again. Clear, filtered, served cold in a box. Melon, pear and peach. Delicious! — 15 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 11 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🍶

Suigei Brewery Co.

Drunken Whale Sake

Smells of sweet grass

Medium body - delicious hints of anise, and grasses. A great one to pair with your favorite sushi.
— 6 days ago

Sharon and Trixie liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Love the photo and the use of Asian props.👏

Dassai Sake Brewery

Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Yamaguchi Sake

Alder Yarrow
9.5

Many years ago I decided that unlike wine which can so clearly evoke place, sake tasting notes were much more evocative of time - specifically a moment in time and all the atmosphere that comes with it. To wit: one of my favorite sakes this Dassai “23” reminds me of that moment when the year’s first snowfall has completely melted in the next day’s sun. Wonderfully silky notes of rainwater, malted milk, white flowers and cooked taro root linger beautifully with a great purity. The 23 here refers to the fact that the rice has been polished to 23% of its former mass, far in excess of the 50% required by its Daiginjo designation. This is a lot harder than it sounds, and quite a feat when it comes to sake. Sake seduction to be sure. — 3 hours ago

Jason and Dan liked this

Haku Vodka

The Japanese Craft Vodka

So much for dry January. — 5 days ago

Neil, Lyle and 13 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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The character of the rice is magical. Smooth, almost sweet and not a single harsh edge.
Juan Pablo Perez

Juan Pablo Perez

I threw in the towel on dry January last week ... last two years I had been able to pull it off

Kuheiji

Eau du Désir Yamada Nishiki Junmai Ginjo Sake

Love it - crisp clean light sweetness that pairs well with salmon eggs or sesame and even butter. It was just so smooth. Had with dinner about $100 usd for the bottle in Kuala Lumpur — 17 days ago

Tatenokawa

Nigori Sake

Extremely smooth, as one would expect from an “18”. A bit sweet with melon and ginger candy flavors. — 5 hours ago