True Sake Selects - Team True Sake Select Monthly Brews of Note July 2009
Welcome to "True Selects" - featured sakes that are selected and championed by Miwa, Lynette, and Keiko - our three resident sake studs. As we can only stock so many different brands of sake - think limited space - this effort is a way to offer sakes that we wouldn't usually carry. They will select by price-point, uniqueness, availability, and other factors that make these selections unusual for the store.
Hakkaisan "Eight Peaks" Tokubetsu Junmai
From Niigata Prefecture / Hakkaisan Brewery
Tokubetsu Junmai / SMV: +5 / Acidity: 1.4 / $23 (720ml)
A brand new product from well-known Hakkaisan. (Many of you have had their Junmai Ginjo or Tokubetsu Honjozo.) This sake has aromas of grain & fruit with soft & semi-fat texture yet drinks dry & clean.
Mantensei "Star-Filled Sky"
From Tottori Prefecture
SMV: +3 / Acidity: 1.4
This sake is called a Junmai Ginjo but the rice is milled to Daiginjo levels with a semaibuai of 50%. It is light and slightly dry overall but has a hint of richness and fruitiness which keeps it balanced.
Daishichi Houreki "The Age of Emperor"
This sake is one step up from its sister brew Minowamon.
From Fukushima Prefecture. Junmai Dai Ginjo.
SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3
Regular price: $210 / NOW $80!!! (Offer starts Thursday, July 16th)
Kaika Tobin Shiuku
Beautiful package, a great gift.
From Tochigi Prefecture. Daiginjo Shizuku.
SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.2
Regular price: $125 / NOW $90!!! (Only 5 bottles)
Kamenokou Kotobukigame "14"
Yes, this is the "$500" bottle of sake you see at the store. And yes, this is the sake that is brewed with Kameno-o rice, milled to 14%! The sake has been out of reach; now it is a step closer to your glass.
From Hyogo Prefecture. Ultra Ultra Junmai Dai Ginjo.
SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.7
Regular price: $500 / NOW $250!!! (Only 7 bottles)