Masumi Junmai Ginjo Hiyaoroshi "Sleeping Beauty"
The nose on this single pasteurized seasonally released Fall Draft sake is a splendid collection of cinnamon, toasted rice, flan, honey, Rice Krispie treat, and mineral aromas. This is a very yummy and fan favorite brew that is back with some great acidity and gentle sweetness. Smooth, round, and semi-viscous that is full-bodied, expansive, and juicy in the same sip. If you are looking for that elusive 5th taste called Umami, look not further as this brew has lots of it. Look for sweet rice, nougat, honey, Crème Brûlée, brown sugar, and candy corn flavors on a velvety flow. This brew warms very well in the glass, and is fantastic when heated as it gets smooth, rich, and lots of honey tones. WORD: Smooth WINE: Deep Reds/Fat Whites BEER: Big Belgian Ales FOODS: The kitchen sink, international spice, rich and fatty cuisines, Thanksgiving Dinner. (2021)
The nose on this seasonally released “Draft Sake,” has a gentle nose filled with plum, raisin, grape, cooked pear, and herbaceous aromas. Check out the new label to an old fan favorite Hiyaoroshi! This is another version of a very elegant Namazume that tastes like how it’s built – fresh and aged a little to relax the fluid and increase the richness and body. Round, smooth, rich, and light, with a quick finish that has a very nice velvety quality that feels great on the palate. Exceptionally balanced, look for rich fruit tones of raisin, cooked pear, apple pie crust, persimmon, pomegranate, cranberry, and cooked stone fruit flavors. This brew lends itself to warming as it stays soft. Warm oatmeal and breakfast flavors emerge, with a touch of rice sweetness. WORD: Balanced WINE: Rich Reds/Fat Whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Fall cooked meats and fowl, grilled fish, smoked meats and fish, soups and stews. (2020)