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December 2013

Sake List – The Naughty & The Nice TOP TEN

Posted by Beau Timken in 2013, December, Newsletter, Sake List
We know the “List” and we know it well. Have you ever been on the “other” side – the “Naughty” side? Did you get coal? Were you locked in your room with stale bread and dirty water? (You were? Oh my gosh I am so sorry for you – really!) Herewith are a Naughty and Nice Top Ten List of sakes that are a little… well you know:

Silent 7 Sakes NAUGHTY:

1) Wakatake Onna Nakase – Junmai Daiginjo 720ml/$54
  • Known as the sake that is so good it makes women cry! Hey don’t make people cry, that’s not nice! Get it?
2) Kurokabuto – Junmai Daiginjo 720ml/$32
  • this sake was made using a shochu mold rather than a typical sake-making mold. It is also not charcoal filtered – Muroka – and hey! That’s mean!
3) Kamoizumi Red Maple – Aged Nama Genshu 720ml/$35
  • Hey! What the heck? You can’t age an unpasteurized sake for TWO years! That’s crazy and mean as hell! Very naughty indeed!
4) Otokoyama “Man’s Mountain” – Tokubetsu Junmai 300ml/$12, 720ml/$29, 1.8L/$57
  • Man’s Mountain”? Really? Man’s? Aren’t mountains for everybody? Besides more women drink this brew than the “Man’s” do! Be nice make it “Everybody’s Mountain” and stop being mean.
5) Minato Tsuchizaki “Harbor” – Nama Futsushu Genshu 720/$40
  • Now this brew takes the naughty cake! At 20-21% alcohol think of this sneaky sneak as “that guy” at the Xmas party who goes just a little bit too far – funny as all hell but a little too far!

Naughty and Nice Sakes NICE:

6) Narutotai “Red Snapper” – Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu 720ml/$51
  • In Japan on special occasions like birthdays and New Years it’s good luck to eat red snapper fish and good luck is sooooooo nice!
7) Taiheizan Tenko “Heavenly Grace” – Junmai Daiginjo 720ml/$73
  • There’s Santa’s list and there’s also the other guy’s list and it’s pretty nice to have a little heavenly grace once in a while.
8) Dassai 50 “Otter Festival” – Junmai Daiginjo 300ml/$13, 720ml/$33
  • First of all festivals are really nice! Secondly, otters – come on! Is anything cooler or nicer than otters? That’s soooooo nice!
9) Akitabare Suirakuten “Heaven of Tipsy Delight” – Junmai Ginjo 720ml/$78
  • Those are three pretty darn nice words – Heaven – Tipsy – and – Delight. It would sure be nice to be around each and every one of them!
10) Rihaku “Dreamy Clouds” – Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori – 300ml/$15, 720ml/$32
  • First of all there is not a lot of sake exported from Shimane Prefecture so it’s very nice to have Rihaku. Add to that dreamy clouds are really nice, and also the fact that Rihaku used to be a poet who would drink a bottle of sake and then write a 100 poems, which is far cooler than fist fighting, then t>his brew epitomizes nice!

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