Japanese Sake List
Information on hundreds of Sakes, including photos of bottles, spec sheets, and brewery information
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: Beyond 23%
Brewery Location: Yamaguchi
Food Pairings: Pair with foods that are equally decadent but not overpowering, such as milt, duck, truffle. Thanks to the balanced acidity and presence of depth, it matches well with meat dishes that utilize yuzu kosho and other citrus.
Tasting Notes: The concept behind this sake is "To make something Beyond the limit of 23%". This concept came to them about 10 years ago, and for the past 4 years went through 8 tanks until the last brought them to a breakthrough. They do not want people to think that because the rice polishing ratio is high it is good sake, and hope that drinkers can concentrate on the flavor.
About that flavor, they went through various trials to create a beautiful, delicate elegance. Their goal was, at the moment the sake meets the mouth, that the umami of the sake spreads throughout you, with richness, depth. We use the same specs as 23%, however Beyond.
Profile: Rather than sake that will get someone drunk, or sake that will sell the most, Asahishuzo's aim is to create sake for tasting - to brew sake that is truly delicious and enjoyable for all. Their brand Dassai is the personification of this philosophy.
We must note, however, that they have no intention of brewing elusive phantom sake that doesn't sell. This brewery makes some of the most popular and universally relatable sake in the world today.