Ichinokura Junmai Daiginjo "Kura no Hana"
This sake made with a special Miyagai Prefecture brewing rice called Kura no Hana has a rich nose filled with strawberry, honeydew melon, and floral elements. This is a super smooth brew that is fat, lush, and juicy, and is simply a pleasure in the palate. Talk about a sake with personality. This one has it! It’s sort of beefy, but very elegant in the same breath with hints of honeydew melon, berries, and honey. So smooth, but also so even. Nothing about this great tasting sake rocks the boat, as it drinks like pure comfort. WORD: Smooth WINE: Pinot Noir/Round Whites BEER: Fruity Ales FOODS: Gentle fare that is clean with a dash of salty qualities, sushi, sashimi.