Sake Onnomi #18 - Taste of Manotsuru by Obata Shuzo

For the 18th theartofsake Sake On-nomi, we are going back to our roots!

Manotsuru sake from Sado Island, Niigata, was one of the 6 original brands we started with in 2008. Niigata is one of the most famous places for sake, and they make the largest amount of super premium sake of any prefecture in Japan. Niigata people also have the very legit record of drinking the most amount of sake per pax in Japan.

Sado Island is kind of the Pulau Ubin of Japan. Around the same size as Singapore, there used to be a gold mine on the island. Currently they are famous for their agriculture, as well as the conservation park for the beautiful but endangered Toki (Crested Ibis).

Manotsuru Sake is made by Obata Shuzo, and the brewery was founded in 1892. Their owner, Rumiko Obata, is the 5th generation owner, and is responsible for the brewery's international appeal. 

Rumiko will be joining our onnomi session, so please feel free to ask her more about her sake.


Your Sake On-nomi set will include a sake tasting flight of 5 x 80ml bottles and a placemat containing sake tasting notes and Zoom details.

The tasting set will be available at S$45/-. Full Bottle Tasting Set will be available for $398 (Original Price $490) you can purchase them here! 

The Zoom Live Video Conference for the Sake On-nomi will be held on Wednesday, 9 December 2020. The event will start at 8pm. The room will launch at 7:45pm for networking. To join, please purchase our Tasting Set or Full Bottle Set at our website. If you have any issues, please whatsapp +65 8855 0073.

Please note: the tasting sets will only be sent out during the late afternoon of the event day. We will bottle the samples that day to keep it as fresh as possible.

See you!


1. Manotsuru Junmai Sakura
A light, gentle brew filled with aromas of sweet rice, fresh spring water and hints of mineral. 

2. Manotsuru Junmai Cho Karakuchi  
Although dry, it still has a refreshing finish that makes you feel the softness of the rice. You can get notes of unripen fruits, and rice bran on the nose, with black pepper and other spice on the mouth

3. Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Sado Yamadanishiki
Made using Yamadanishiki rice grown in Sado Island. It is graceful and elegant, the nose is the bouquet of roses , orange blossom and apple. Complex sweet spice notes towards the finish.

4. Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Miku
Made using Koshitanrei rice from Sado Island.  It has a rich, complex tropical fruit aroma of mango and pineapple. Citrus acidity with a refreshing and fragrant fruity taste. Savory with some spicy herbal texture. 

5. Manotsuru Daiginjo Maho
Pure, clean perfumes of rich melon, pear, cotton candy with slight green notes. Luscious and full on the palette with a velvety texture. The elegant flavors progressively spreads, culminating into an explosion of fruit with mineral finish. Deep, elegant and complex. IWC Gold Medal

Purchase your tasting sets at

Our Previous Sake On-nomi
Sake On-nomi #17 - Juyondai Vertical Tasting
Sake On-nomi #16 Cheese & Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #15 Toko Virtual Tour
Sake on-nomi #14 Seasonal Sake
Sake On-nomi #13 Daiginjo Kanpai for World Sake Day
Sake On-nomi #12 Chocolate Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #11 Guess the Daiginjo
Sake On-nomi #10 Sake Rice Selection
Sake On-nomi #9 - Aged Ham with Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #8 - Japanese Sake GI
Sake On-nomi #7 - Cheese with Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #6 - Namazake Selection
Sake On-nomi #5 - Sake Blind Tasting
Sake On-nomi #4 - Premium Daiginjo Selection
Sake On-nomi #3 - Unique Style Selection
Sake On-nomi #2 - Niigata Sake Selection
Sake On-nomi #1 - Dewazakura from Yamagata

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