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Kikuhime Junmai Hiyaoroshi

Junmai Hiyaoroshi

The nose on this single pasteurized seasonally released Fall Draft sake is a fun collection of maple syrup, butter, molasses, red apple, lemon peel, and sweet tea aromas. Oh yeah! We love Kikuhime and this is the first time that they released their Hiyaoroshi in the US. And it’s awesome. Smooth, rich, round, viscous, and full-bodied, but also slippery, silky, and wet. This sake drinks you as much as you drink it. Look for cranberry, citrus, sweet tea, papaya, young melon, toasted rice, and loads of umami on a fluid that is so lush and fun. At 18% ABV, the body is lifted with activity and works at three different temperatures. It’s the most expensive Hiyaoroshi that we have ever sold, but there is a very good reason for that – it’s fantastic. WORD: Full-Bodied WINE: Deep Reds/Plump Whites BEER: Stouts FOODS: Everything! (2022)