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Beau Zone Layer – Sougen “Pride of the Samurai”
From Ishikawa Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +2.5 Acidity: 1.8 November, 2015
Who wants to talk about a superb sake that crashes through the doors of proof that sake goes with big birds and other wild game? Sougen is one of those pure breed sakes that is a sake drinker’s sake. It is a Junmai with impeccable balance... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer – Wakatake “Aki No Ki-Ippon” Hiyaoroshi ‘15 From Shizuoka Prefecture.
Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.5 October, 2015
This Beau-Zone Layer is a selection created to take your sake passion and enthusiasm further down your own sake path! I like picking sakes that have mini-stories that will help you learn the little things in sake! Say hello to a Hiyaoroshi sake, which is... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Tamanohikari Reishu “Brilliant Jade" June, 2015 From Kyoto Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo “Frozen Sake".SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.8   There I was at their Fushimi brewery almost a decade ago, when the then President of Tamanohikri walked to his freezer and said do you want to see something magical? (I knew what he... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi” March, 2015 Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi”  720ml=$23From Miyagi Prefecture. Honjozo, SMV: +10 Acidity: 1.3   I have selected this sake to honor and remember the people who lost their lives in the great Tohoku earthquake on March 11th, 2011. This brewery was damaged by the quake and they... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Kimurashiki Kiseki No Osake “Miracle Sake”February, 2015 Okay – since the Beau-Zone Layer is about sakes with stories, I felt like this brew is a story worth sharing. There was once an apple orchard in Japan that grew okay apples. Not great and not special. As hard as they tried they could... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Gunma Izumi “Famous Fountain” January, 2015 From Gunma Prefecture. Honjozo. SMV:+3 Acidity:1.5 I often write about a brew being “drinkable.” You’d hope all sakes are drinkable, but this is one of the select few that is truly coifable! Look for hints of honey, nuts and buttery elements that are smoky, slick... Continue reading article ›
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