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Gokyo Hiyaoroshi Junmai Namazume

Original price $34.00
Current price $30.60

The nose on this fall draft sake is baked cinnamon apples, nuts, banana, hay, lemon yogurt, cup cake, and steamed rice aromas. Crisp, zesty, light, and dry, this Hiyaoroshi drinks very lively and bright and speaks to those bright red wine drinkers who like excitement in the glass. It’s earthy and savory, but also it’s light and bright with some tannin-like dryness and astringency that makes this brew refreshing. Look for cocoa, toasted rice, honey crisp, soy sauce, wheat toast, mineral, mushroom, and savory licks with a load of umami. It’s dry and clean and as the fluid warms in the glass more smoothness and richness emerges. This is a very exciting Hiyaoroshi that was built to pair with Fall cuisines that feature sauces and marinades. WORD: Dry WINES: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Large Crisp Ales FOODS: Salty, savory, sauces, marinades, fowl, fat fish, stews. (2021)


The nose on this seasonally released single pasteurized draft sake is a cool collection of crushed leaves, citrus, berry, vanilla, cream, and honeydew aromas. This year’s Gokyo drinks great per usual with a bonus level of complexity and silky attitude. Round, soft, and with a nice buoyancy that drinks light in the palate. Look for a flavor bonanza that includes banana bread, lemon cake, apple, melon, and young fruit shibumi elements.  The balance is key to this year’s Fall draft experience. The elevated acidity makes the fluid really flutter throughout the mouth and the clean layered delicious flavors expand in a larger glass. Tasty by itself, and superb with fall flavors like your Turkey dinner. WORD: Balanced WINE: Big Reds/Zesty Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, international spice. (2020)