Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu BY 2022 "Ice Breaker"
The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a cool collection of melon, pineapple, Muscat, honey, rock sugar, nougat, toffee, and white chocolate aromas. We love Ice Breaker! And True Sake is the only retail store outside of Japan to have the 1.8L bottles. This year's Breaker is soft, smooth, rich, round, velvety, fresh, and lush. Talk about a flavor bomb. Look for ripe melon, pear, milk chocolate, rock sugar, nougat, honeycomb, and cashews on a chewy ride that is loaded with umami goodness, plus a quick finish for all of those flavors. Master Brewer Philip Harper says that it gets so hot in Japan during the summer, that he recommends adding an ice cube to your glass. WORD: Smooth WINE: Soft Reds/Fat Whites BEER: Creamy Belgians FOODS: Anything! Great with tacos, burgers, pizza, fried chicken, and summer fare. (2023)
The nose on this summer released Genshu is a cool collection of melon, sugar, mango, green apple, white cake, brown rice, and mineral aromas. Ice Breakers is one of those crowd-pleasing sakes that makes any meal or party better. Rich, round, and smooth it drinks fat and fleshy with a full-bodied attitude and a very fun flavor field. Look for rock sugar, nougat, sweet rice, mango, grape, apple, cake flavors with lots of umami and a white peppery finish. Made with Nihonbare rice and sporting an 18% alc content it is a big fresh unpasteurized sake that has lots of pop in a thick and chewy fluid that some say works with an ice cube or two on those hot summer days. This is a great sake to bring to a party or any type of restaurant, and True Sake is the only place that carries the 1.8L bottles which is like a magnum of fun. WORD: Fun WINE: Deep chewy reds/Fat whites BEER: Strong ales FOODS: The kitchen sink from International spice to anything off the grill and out of the ocean. (2022)