The SECRET WORD June 2007
Ah, at last we have reached the end of this Newsletter and that of course means that we have come to the now-famous SECRET WORD. To those who are new the SECRET WORD is a chance for you to try a sake of note for half of that sake's original price. Just for reading this Newsletter. It is our way of saying thank you for trying to understand the wonders of sake. And in this regard we typically select a sake with a story, and this month's story is Dai Ginjo sake! As DG's are the priciest in the business, we rarely offer these brews as Secret Word sakes, but Ginban Banshu is an exception. This sake is smooth and really base in both character and flavor. The only offering of this brew used to be the 1.8L Ishobin large bottles, but now the 720ml is available and we want to celebrate that.
Please remember the rules: only one bottle per reader, and don't tell your buddy at the moment if he/she isn't a Newsletter subscriber, always use a hushed or secret agent voice when saying the SECRET WORD, and lastly for those who have their sakes shipped we can only include the SECRET WORD sake in a four-pack purchase - meaning you must buy three other sakes. This month's sake is a Junmai Dai Ginjo from Toyama Prefecture. It usually sells for $25/720ml bottle but for you sake- jockeys we will part with this brew for $12. And the SECRET WORD is "Fifty."