Beau-Zone Layer - Ichishima Honjozo | True Sake
May 2012

Beau-Zone Layer - Ichishima Honjozo

Posted by Beau Timken in 2012, Beau Zone, May, Newsletter
True Sake This month's BZL sake is for all of you folks afraid of "added" alcohol. Yup! The brewers will add a portion of special alcohol, not to fortify the sake but to bring out certain layers of flavors and a more gentle feeling to the fluid. I was probably standing beside this particular Honjozo in the vat aging when the earthquake struck Japan last year. I was in the Ichishima Brewery on that fateful day and have a tremendous respect and loyalty to them. This Tokubetsu Honjozo was an IWC Gold Medal winner in years past, and it is drinking dryer and cleaner lately. It is incredibly drinkable sake, which means a second bottle may be in store. It's time for you to try a Honjozo and this guy is one of the best that Niigata and Japan has to offer. Get your "Jozo" on!

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