Dassai Junmai Daiginjo "Beyond"
This ultra popular brewery in Japan has a huge following, and for good reason – they make great sake. Their Dassai 50 and 39 and 23 are extremely well made sakes that drink velvety with layers of flavor. So it is no surprise that their super secret “Beyond” project is even better than the others. In a word – it is! Talk about a sake that is the perfect combination of feel great and taste great. "Beyond" is just that, it is beyond great. There are certain sakes that one should not miss in their sake drinking lifetimes, and this is one of them. When great sake makers claim that they have made a “great” sake, then you should take their word for it. Try this side-by-side with Dassai 23 to get a more complete experience. WORD: Velvety WINE: Round Reds/Layered Whites with Soft Body BEER: Creamy Belgians FOODS: If you must, shellfish and oysters.