SAKE OF THE MONTH
December Special Sake
APERITIF/ DESSERT SAKE SELECTION
NANBU BIJIN ALL KOJI
Usually, sake is made from 80% steamed sake rice and 20% Koji rice, but this sake, “All Koji” is made from 100% Koji rice. Enjoy the very luxurious Koji rice sweetness and velvety texture!
#1991 NANBU BIJIN ALL KOJI JM 12/500ml.
NANBU BIJIN NO SUGAR UMESHU
Nanbu Bijin Umeshu infuses only Ume plums into their one-of-a-kind “all koji” Junmai Sake. Sugar is not needed, since plums and koji rice are naturally sweet. This sake has an attractive rose pour and high acidity.
#4126 NO SUGAR ADDED UMESHU, NANBU BIJIN 12/720ml.
A fruity aroma and rich taste evoking Japanese fine musk melon, along with umami and its accompanying sweetness, make for a very drinkable sake. While ideal for those new to sake, the rich flavor also makes it well suited as an aperitif.
#7582 KATSUYAMA “LEI” JG 12/720ml
A sake reminiscent of pourriture noble (noble rot) wines like Sauternes, Gen is best enjoyed in the same situations as such wines. It works as a dessert wine or after-dinner drink, while showing good affinity with foods with cheese.
#19251 KATSUYAMA “GEN” JDG 6/500ml.
AMABUKI KYOTO MATCHA YUZU SAKE
Both tart and refreshing, this unique Matcha liqueur (with a hint of yuzu!) is a made with pure Junmai sake, fine Kyoto matcha powder and the aromatic subterranian waters of Mount Sefuri located between Sage and Fukuoka prefectures.
#10 AMABUKI KYOTO MATCHA YUZU SAKE 12/720ml.
Kijoshu is an elegant and luxurious sake that is created by replacing some of the water used during the fermentation period with finished sake. This lends a rich and lightly sweet taste to this sake.
#2983 HAKKAISAN KIJOSHU