Dassai 39

Tasting summary for August 4, 2017

Brewery: Asahishuzo Co., Ltd. www.asahishuzo.ne.jp
Address : 2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422, Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol : 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 39%
SMV : Not disclosed
Acidity : Not disclosed
Features : Superb fruity fragrance. Balanced with lychee, peach and honey flavours. Mixed fruity flavours stronger than that in Dassai 50. A mild acidity. Fruity-yet-dry. Very smooth, well-balanced and easy to drink. Long after taste and refreshing. Best served chilled. Not necessary to pair with food. If you really want to pair it, best companions are dried fruit, sushi and sashimi. It doesn’t go very well with savoury foods such as potato chips, salty shrimp chips. In terms of cost-performance ratio, Dassai 39 is the highest among other Dassai products.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.60 (300ml)

Tasting Notes : The Dassai Magic




The Dassai Magic

Dassai 39 has the magic power to twist people’s taste! Even the wine lovers are enticed to fall in love with it!






Being a prodigal girl for one day when I saw Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo on the shelves of the LCBO stores.






有人說,參加日本人的婚宴是最有機會品飲清酒王「十四代」。最近「十四代」推出Black Label,是否能衝進西方婚宴,成為西人款客之酒?


Kokushi Musou

Tasting summary for July 23, 2017

Brewery: Takasago Shuzo www.takasagoshuzo.com
Address : 17 Miyashita-dori, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido, 070-0030, Japan
Category: Daiginjo
Alcohol : 15% – 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 40%
SMV : +4.0
Acidity : 1.1
Features : This sake is dry and light-bodied with mellow aroma and rice-forward flavour.   Its aftertaste is crisp and refreshing.   The brewery makes use of Hokkaido’s cold winter conditions to produce sake in the ice dome. Daiginjo sake of this brand undergoes the filtration process that the traditional Drip Separation method is applied. Since the traditional method allows the most precise separation of filtration fractions, high quality sake with fine textures can be produced. Kokushi Musou Daiginjo sake makes good companion for sashimi and sushi.   It can pair with cooked fish too, as the sake reduces the intensity of saltiness and brings out the umami flavour of the food. This sake can be served chilled and warm. If you want to drink it warm, 50C is the best temperature; and it will be a good companion to grilled fish.
Price@LCBO: Not available at the LCBO stores

Tasting Notes : A Men’s Sake



A Men’s Sake

They like Kokushi Musou Daiginjo. It’s a sake for men! Best to pair with Sushi & Sashimi 🍣🍶 We are glad to taste a sake not available at the LCBO.