Sake Data Base

 IMG_4246 DASSAI 50

Tasting summary for July 2, 2017

Brewery: Asahi Shuzo 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 : 50%
SMV : +3
Acidity : 1.5
Features : Lowest grade in the Dassai series. It has fruity aroma, sweet and silky taste with refreshing and long finish.
Price@LCBO: CAN$25.50 for 300ml

Tasting Notes : Yellow Rubber Duck

 

img_4240.jpg Nanbu Bijin Honjozo

Tasting summary for July 9, 2017

Brewery: Nanbu Bijin Co. Ltd. www.nanbubijin.co.jp
Address : Kamicho 13, Fukuoka, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6101, Japan
Category: Honjozo
Alcohol : 15% – 16%
Rice Variety: Hitomebore and others
Polishing Ratio : 60%
SMV : +5
Acidity : 1.3
Features : Gold Medal winner in the Honjozo Category at 2016 IWC. It has a medium body, light cereal aroma, rice and walnut flavours, beautiful aftertaste. It is ideally paired with grilled meat. Savory foods make it taste sweeter, more fruity and fresh.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.05 for 720ml

Tasting Notes : Interracial Marriage

 

img_4438.jpg Jizake Tenzan

Tasting summary for July 15, 2017

Brewery: Tenzan Sake Brewer Company www.tenzan.co.jp
Address : 1520 Iwakura Ogi-machi Ogi-shi Saga, Japan
Category: Tokubetsu Junmai Genshu
Alcohol : 18.5% for 300ml & 18.9% for 720ml
Rice Variety: Local Sangano Hana, Reihou
Polishing Ratio : 60%
SMV : +2.0
Acidity : 2.0
Features : Mellow aroma, settled fruity taste, rice-forward flavour, smooth finish. It is powerful, flavourful, rich, earthy and full bodied. It tastes more like a liquor. Best served chilled.   This dry sake pairs well with food having intense flavours such as steak, salted salmon, fried chicken, sukiyaki, tempura tendon.
Price@LCBO: CAN$17.85 for 300ml

CAN$37.45 for 720ml

Tasting Notes : My Cottage Weekend

 

IMG_1707 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

 

img_1992.jpg 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

 

 

 

 

 

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