The Art of Sake Discovery Box is a monthly set of 2 different Sakes sent to you at the beginning of every month.
The 2 Sakes will be imported from Japan specifically for this discovery box, and will be made up of at least
(1) Premium Daiginjo or Junmai Daiginjo &
(1) Premium Sake (Junmai grade and up)
This is a non-recurring 3 months gift discovery box. Your recipient will receive a different discovery box every month for 3 months. The sake discovery box delivery will be on the First Friday of every month.
The cut-off date for ordering the sake discovery box will be on the 15th of the month (ie, any orders after the first will be for the next month's discovery set).
We will have limited bottles of the Discovery Box Sakes for sale on our website, it will be previewed a week before the Discovery Set is delivered, and will be available for purchase on the First Saturday of the month. While stocks last.
Sake Information, Tasting notes, and suggested pairings on the monthly Sakes will be available on our website, theartofsake.com
Monthly Discovery Box Preview
Nadagiku Junmai Daiginjo Judo
Special Cuvee to commemorate their ancestor, MIkinosuke Kawaishi, a Judoka who largely contributed to the development of Judo around the world, especially in Europe. Made with Yumenishiki, this sake is Intense, Rich & Impactful. It won a gold medal at the 2020 Kuramaster Sake Competition.
Hideyoshi Junmai Ginjo Shosei
Light & Smooth Junmai Ginjo. Polished to 50%, so technically also can be considered a Junmai Daiginjo. This is one of the first Ginjo-style sakes ever made! Won the Junmai Ginjo Trophy from the International Sake Challenge 2020.
Keigetsu Junmai Daiginjo Sake Nature 2019
It is a pure rice Daiginjo sake prepared by making 酛 in a blessed natural environment using 100% of the specially cultivated rice "Gin no Yume" cultivated using only organic fertilizers in the rice terraces of the Tosa-Keihoku region where the sake brewery is located.
Hourai Junmai Daiginjo Gokuiden
This sake is so legendary that even ancient bottle shop owners keep it as self collection rather than selling it. Rich and deep with fresh mouthfeel, this Daiginjo was carefully brewed by the veteran brewer "Keiji Okada". It has a deep and thick taste, yet it is sharp.
This sake has aromas of banana bread with cream cheese. Notes of lime zest and passion fruit. A refreshing & elegant Daiginjo, it is very expressive while being smooth and juicy. This Nagano Daiginjo was a Gold Winner 2018 at the International Wine Challenge.
Yamakawamitsuo 2020 Aki
"Mitsuo is the rodeo in the United States next to India. This is a rodeo bull riding competition, and the higher the cow bounces, the higher the score. It must be a fairly high score to make a toast on a bouncing cow. You may be able to aim for the first victory in your first appearance."
This whimsical sake is a collaboration between 4 famous sake breweries in Yamagata, Kojima Shohonten (Toko), Tatenokawa Shuzo, Otokoyama Sake Brewery & Mitobe Sake Brewery (Yamagata Masamune).
Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Sado Yamadanishiki
Made from Yamadanishiki grown on Sado Island. Complex, spicy notes with round mouthfeel. Very unique! IWC Gold Medal 2019.
Keiryu Junmai Ginjo
Bright green apple, pear, anise, banana & peach, with hints of citrus and guava. Note of minerality and creamy texture. Long, complex finish. IWC Gold Medal 2016
Four Fox Junmai Daiginjo
Hardcrafted in the mountains of Niigata Japan. Each winter, master craftsmen use local source rice and snowmelt water to create a pure, smooth & refreshing Junmai Daiginjo. The stunning bottle also pays homage to the ancient swordsmiths to whom Inari was god, with a katana embossed into the profile of every bottle and is packaged in a gift box.
Dewazakura Tokubetsu Junmai Amabie
Amabie is a legendary sea monster in Japanese folklore. Drawings of it is said to stave off disease. This is a special sake released by Dewazakura to pray that the effects of coronovirus will soon be gone, and return to peaceful days. This sake is refreshing with moderate umami. Great with Ratatouille, seasonal tomatoes and other fresh ingredients.
Echizen Misaki Daiginjo "Gin no Shizuku"
Using the best Yamadanishiki from Hyogo, this is the brewery's top sake. It has won gold 10 years at the prestigious Japan New Sake Competition, balancing gorgeous ginjo aroma with soft taste.
Toko Cho Karakuchi Junmai Ginjo
This chokarakuchi (super dry) sake has a beautiful finish that does not conflict with the flavor of your meal and the dryness does not diminish from the umami of this sake.
Eikun Junmai Daiginjo Ichigin
Elegant aroma with silky smooth texture. It won a gold medal in the 2019 International Wine Challenge
Kawatsuru Junmai Ginjo Olive Yeast
The Olive fruit is a symbol of Kagawa. It is even used to feed Sanuki Wagyu. This sake is made with yeast isolated from Kagawa Olives.
Senkin Junmai Daiginjo Issei
Part of the Senkin Premium Series, Senkin promises the smooth and beautiful flavours of an ultra polished Junmai Daiginjo with a twist.
W Yamadanishiki Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
The W in this series stands for both Watanabe Shuzo, and "Warai", laughter in Japanese. Japanese Comedy is played to the sake mash, to ensure happiness for the sake, the brewery staff, and the consumer.
Love the sake discovery box set always a surprise every month!
Very good experience overall, the sake selection was varied and well received, and it was interesting to have the opportunity to try new types of sake that you may not otherwise have purchased. One point to consider may be to include short write ups on the sake selection that is provided (background on sake and tasting notes) so that the overall experience is enhanced with more understanding of the sake.
hi! You can view the writes up on the sake selection, a bit of background and tasting notes on our website! https://theartofsake.com/collections/sake-discovery/products/echizen-misaki-daiginjo-gin-no-shizuku
Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sakes selected. Very appreciative of the choices.