The SECRET WORD October 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 "Yamahai" sake - not to be confused with a Yamaha!
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 brew is from our dear friends at Tamanohikari brewery in Fushimi (just outside of Kyoto proper). Talk about a nutty and almost malty traditionally made sake - this beast is a nice example of a brew made with the famous "Omachi" rice varietal. This pampered Junmai Ginjo usually sells for $21/720ml but for you sake-jockeys we will part with this brew for $11. And the SECRET WORD is "Fushimi-Me"