New Store Arrivals – It’s Hiyaoroshi Season Everybody!
This season we have three brews for you to choose from: Wakatake, Otokoyama, and Urakasumi. Each Hiyaoroshi sake is unique and extremely tasty. Try one or try them all and get a discount! And remember each of these sakes was made early in the spring and released this fall – it is a style of production that promotes a certain flavor profile.
And I have never done this before in the newsletter or at True Sake, but I will include my reviews of the Wakatake and the Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi sakes from 2006 so you can compare this year’s sakes to those released 7 years ago. This is a very good test of their consistency and styles! The Otokoyama wasn’t released back then.
- Wakatake Onikorishi “Aki No Ki-Ippon”
From Shizuoka Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai Namazume.
SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.2
Rice: Aichinokaori & Homarefuji
- Otokoyama Kimoto“Hiyaoroshi”
From Hokkaido Prefecture. Tokubetsu Jumai Kimoto Namazume
SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.6
Rice: Ginginga & Miyamanishiki
- Urakasumi “Hiyaoroshi”
From Miyagi Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai Namazume
SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.5
Buy All Three For $90 and Save $10!
Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi “Autumn Draft” 2006 From Miyagi Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV: + 1.5 Acidity: 1.4 The nose is filled with aromas such as chestnuts, raisins, and cream. From the brewery that specializes in “balanced” behold a new twist in seasonal sake – a brew that is both rich and crisp! This draft has a complexity and elegance that must come from the subtle maturing, and be on the lookout for a hidden layer of raisins within the dry and rich onslaught. Overall it is a light, rich and crisp sake that drinks mellow. WORD: Crisp WINE: Dry reds/Crisp whites BEER: Crisp ales FOODS: Sushi, anything from the grill, and hard cheeses.
Wakatake Aki No Ki-Ippon “Autumn Draft”2006 From Shizouka Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.4 This once-pasteurized draft sake has a nose filled with earth tones, caramel, and hay. Think smooth and layered when tasting this brew, as there is an abundance of round and soft flavors that rest more on the earthy side. Watery, calm and gentle it drinks far drier than its SMV. There are hints of smoky elements but the overall character is mellow, and that is why they make this type of sake. A good example of light and smooth draft sake. WORD: Smooth WINE: Soft reds/Dry whites BEER: Pilsners/stouts FOODS: Grilled and salty fare, sushi, and smoked cheeses.