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Event, Hourai, Onnomi, Tasting -

For the 24th theartofsake Sake On-nomi, we are doing a brewery highlight on the well-loved Watanabe Brewery.  Hourai is known in the sake community for its unique ways of naming their sake (e.g. Lady Killer, Ultra Super Sadistic) and designing their labels. The 5 Hourai sakes featured in this upcoming Sake Onnomi, such as the Junmai Daiginjo Cho Do S, and Chogin Shizuku Daiginjo, are some of the most coveted and awarded sake in the market. These are sake people dream about, and you’ll be able to try them all at just $68. Watanabe Sake Brewery is registered as a Tangible...

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Hourai, Sake of the Week -

Our featured Sake of the Week is Hourai Junmai Daiginjo "The Lady Killer" Iro Otoko.

Brewed by Watanabe Shuzo in Hida Town, Gifu Prefecture. The name Iro Otoko translates to Lady Killer. This sake is inspired by male host clubs, with the club hosts wanting a high end sake to serve to female clients. Light melon aromas laced with cream cheese. Complex and structured on the palate with a great depth of flavour that lingers. Elegant, well-textured yet light, with a slight crisp, mineral finish.

Watch our in-house sake sommelier, Grace, perform a re-enactment of how this sake came to be made!

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