June 2005

New Store Arrivals – Those Hidden Honjozos

Posted by admin in 2005, June, New Store Arrivals, Newsletter

Technically these sakes are not new to True Sake, but they may be new to you. And if you have not yet tried a Honjozo (a sake that has been milled/polished 30% with 70% of the grain remaining and has added brewer's alcohol) then say hello to our little friends. We carry some of the highest regarded Honjozos in Japan. And for the price they carry a great bang for the buck, and are really great food pairing sakes.

  • sake clubHakkaisan Honjozo - $25/720ml.
    Top rated honjozo in the Izakaya Pubs Poll in Japan. Expansive flavor and typical Niigata-style smoothness.
    SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.4 From Niigata Prefecture
  • Kubota Senjyu Honjozo - $25/720ml.
    Second highest rated sake in the Japanese Izakaya Pubs Poll. This is a Ginjo-grade sake that is classic Kubota – super clean and super crisp. A slightly spicy honjozo with big dryness.
    SMV: +6 Acidity: 1.4 From Niigata Prefecture
  • Kira Honjozo - $22/720ml.
    A powerfully dry honjozo that dances perfectly with big spicy cuisine. This sake is as dry as they come and there is a pleasant Honjozo sharpness that is not found in Junmai sakes.
    SMV: +15 Acidity: 1.4 From Fukushima Prefecture.
  • Daishichi Honjozo - $52/1.8L.
    An amazingly soft sake with loads of flavor and equal amounts of feeling. It has a low SMV but does not drink sweet. A full-bodied sake in velvety softness.
    SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.3
  • Akitabare Shunsetsu Honjozo - $22/720ml.
    Another honjozo polished to Ginjo levels and has only been pasteurized once. A very light and dry sake that is both soft and shimmering with a hidden sweetness that presents itself with saltier fare.
    SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.5 From Akita Prefecture.
  • Kyoto Fushimizu Shitate Honjozo - $8/300ml.
    A super light honjozo that borders on dry but tastes more clean than anything else. Soft watery easiness is matched with a light flavor which makes this a very delicate sake.
    SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.3

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