Nishida Denshu Tokubetsu Junmai "Country Squire"
This ultra popular Junmai comes from a brewery that only makes 50,000 cases per year, which creates a hyper demand for such a well-structured and flavorful sake. With a nose of soft grass tones and floral elements, "Country Squire" has a full-flavored beginning of dried fruits, with a subtle vanilla undercurrent. A very clean and fresh tasting sake that has a great deal of umami in its make up. It also is rich and deep, which spells out the fact that this Junmai is so well-built, that it is both strong and light. WORD: Umami WINE: Deep Reds/Robust Whites BEER: Strong Ales FOODS: Grilled everything, sushi, French fries.