September 2009

True Sake Selects - Team True Sake Select Monthly Brews of Note September 2009

Posted by Beau Timken in 2009, Newsletter, Sake Selects, September
Miwa, Lynette, Keiko 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.

Miwa's Pick:

Sawa Sawa Sparkling Nigori

From Nara Prefecture
Junmai Sparkling Nigori
SMV: -55 / Acidity: 2.3

This bottle-fermented sparking sake has a pleasant aroma of citrus, peach and yogurt. Unique scent of koji rice is also present. When you sip, silky tinny bubbles tickle your pallet, and you find a nice balance of rice sweetness and lemon zest bitterness. The sake has a nice clean finish and leaves no sugary sweetness. Light and refreshing, it is great afternoon sip on Indian summer day. $6/250ml

Lynette's pick:

Daishichi Kimoto Junmai "Shizenshu"

From Fukushima.
Kimoto Junmai.
SMV: + 2 Acidity: 1.5

This organic rice brew is from the famous brewery that makes a majority of their sakes using the kimoto method (poll rammed sake). True Sake used to carry this full-bodied smooth Junmai 5 years ago - Now it's back! $36/720ml If you like kimoto-type sakes then come taste the original.

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