May 2005

The SECRET WORD May 2005

Posted by admin in 2005, May, Newsletter, The Secret Word

Wow, are you guys lucky. Thanks to the kindness of Kazu Yamazaki of the Japan Prestige Sake Association (the largest single importer of sake into the US), I am psyched to announce that this month's SECRET WORD sake is one of my top 10 favorite sakes of all time. The brewery is called Gokyo and their "5 Bridges" Junmai is a great example of a layered sake with full umami flavor and a classic junmai finish. This bottle is pictured on many covers of sake books, and is regularly priced at $24. But for you my dear readers a steal at $12. For those who are new to this, the trick is to visit the store and say the secret word under your breath so as to not alert others. Limit one bottle per person, and phone in orders must order a minimum of three other sakes for shipping. And the SECRET WORD is "Shochu Is The Devil."

Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All correspondence should use info @

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