The SECRET WORD February 2007
Ah, at last we have reached the end of this Newsletter and that of course means that we have come to the now-famous SECRET WORD. To those who are new the SECRET WORD is a chance for you to try a sake of note for half of that sake's original price. Just for reading this Newsletter. It is our way of saying thank you for trying to understand the wonders of sake. And in this regard we typically select a sake with a story, and this month's story is Taru or cedar-aged sakes. This Junmai brew has been aged for roughly two weeks in cedar casks to extract that cedar flavor (within reason), and is an important style of sake in the lifespan and history of the sake industry.
Please remember the rules: only one bottle per reader, and don't tell your buddy at the moment if he/she isn't a Newsletter subscriber, always use a hushed or secret agent voice when saying the SECRET WORD, and lastly for those who have their sakes shipped we can only include the SECRET WORD sake in a four-pack purchase - meaning you must buy three other sakes. This month's sake is a Taru-sake from Ichinokura brewery, which usually sells for $18 per 500ml bottle but for you sake-jockeys we will part with this brew for $10. And the SECRET WORD is "Woody."