November 2014

Top Ten List –
Ten Sakes That Are Word With The Bird

Posted by Beau Timken in 2014, Newsletter, November, Thanksgiving, Top Ten

Top Ten Turkey November 2014 ASo it’s THAT time of the year folks. You know! The time of year when I implore you to keep your wine in the cellar and actually try something new, something that you would actually be very happy that you did! Take sake to your turkey table this year people. And trust me when I say that rice and water works extremely well with all of those big and savory flavors.


And yes I promise that sake will put your wine to shame! It’s a lock!


Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai
This rich, round and smooth brew will go so well with turkey and the “tators.” It drinks creamy and savory and you can actually warm it to!


Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai
How does a rich a smokey sake sound to go with all of those salty and savory Thanksgiving flavors? This brew is super flavorful and works just like a big bad earthy red wine.

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Kenbishi Honjozo

Thanksgiving means being solid, and no other honjozo in the store is as solid as this guy! Thick, rich, and round and a perfect brew to heat up with your dinner.


Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri Junmai

Turkey Day means food and one of the most food friendly brews in the store is this extremely well made Junmai that is clean and smooth and literally cleans up sloppy flavors so you can actually taste a meal.


Cowboy Yamahai Junmai Ginjo

Yup! This brew was made for meat and fowl! Period! It works trust me. It is rich and fat and filled with savory tones that will make that bird gobble.


Jinyu “Brave Warrior” Junmai Ginjo

This is a purists play! This sake is a mystery as it is extremely flavorful and has so much feeling, but it is all over the place as per trying to tell what you just tasted and that will be so much fun with turkey, stuffing, tators, gravy and cranberry on your fork!

Top Ten Turkey Kirinzan November 2014

Kirin Zan Junmai Ginjo

Besides being the 2nd prize in our True Sake Instagram Contest (Did you enter? See contest details in this newsletter) This extremely food friendly Junmai Ginjo is another of those “wash” sakes that cleans up your palate while all those flavors are jumping all over the place.


Kura Kabuto “Samurai Helmet” Muroka Junmai Daiginjo

This solid Daiginjo has an acidty of 2.0 which is very high and works like a big red wine. What I like is that it reminds you that you are drinking sake and not grape juice.


Ten To Chi “Heaven and Earth” Junmai Daiginjo

How about an earthy Daiginjo sake that has hints of brown sugar for that turkey dinner? You bet! This brew has flavor written all over it and don’t forget to serve it at room temperature to act as that flavor blanket!


Tamagawa Yamahai Muroka Nama Genshu

Perhaps one of the most potent sakes in the store – this monster is bigger than your 16lbs bird. Huge flavor profile will wow every morsel on your plate. This is whole deal in one glass and it will make you say gobble gobble.




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