February 2024 Sake Discovery Bundle

February 2024 Sake Discovery Bundle

February 2024 Sake Discovery Bundle

Regular price $155.00 Sale price $139.00 Save $16
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We finally have it - the highly touted sake brewery from Ishikawa - Tengumai! 👺

Shata Shuzo was founded in 1823 and is located close to Kanazawa and the Sea of Japan. The primary brand name is “Tengumai” with means Dancing Tengu. Tengu are creatures of Folklore in Japan. The idea is that after drinking their sake, even the Tengu would want to dance.

While using the spring water from Mount Haku and the high-quality sake rice nurtured in Kaga plain, Shata Shuzo brews several varieties of sake by the Yamahai method, a method which uses a traditional yeast starter. This method is one of the difficult methods in sake brewing. In the 1960’s, a Yamahai method that is original to Tengumai was developed through the brave challenges by the 7th generation, Toshiro Shata and the Noto-Toji (Noto Region’s Master brewer), Saburo Naka. They continued their research and eventually Saburo Naka was awarded the title of Contemporary Master Craftsman by the Japanese government.

  1. Tengumai Junmai Daiginjo 50 (U.P. $85): Aged for a very short time compared to the rest of the Tengumai Sake line, Tengumai 50 Junmai Daiginjo comes out as full bodied and refreshing. Excellent bottle for the money and one of the best buys in this price range. It is a superb bottle with sushi and seafood with nice acidity and sweetness that mirrors that of sushi rice or something like a Kumamoto Oyster.  Semi-dry and excellent chilled or at room temperature.           

  2. Tengumai Junmai Yamahai (U.P. $70): The seemingly effortless harmony so characteristic of Yamahai sake is ever present in Tengumai's masterful brew. Gorgeous pale straw pour, with a funky mushroom nose to match the acidic, dry and earthy first impression. While savouring the buttery mouthfeel, one may even notice hints of walnut bread and honeyed mead, so keep your eyes peeled. When chilled, the more floral notes come into play. An absolute pleasure to drink at any and all temperatures. 
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Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

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A soft and intuitive nose of stone fruit, rainfall, mineral and straw. The Yamahai method gently infuses this brew with notes of cedar and a playful gaminess. Elegant and soft on the palette, a clean finish with a soft umami.  

One of my favourite classics! This sake have something for everyone. Good floral aromas, good complex flavours and finish. Also great drunk warm 

Grade Junmai Daiginjo
Polishing Ratio 40%
Rice Type Koshitanrei
Alcohol 16.5%
Prefecture Niigata
Brewery Kiminoi Shuzo
  • IWC Sake 2016 - Silver Medal
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Juyondai Honmaru Tokubetsu Honjozo
Juyondai Honmaru
Sale price $820.00 Regular price $907.00 Save $87
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Eikun Junmai Daiginjo Kotosennen
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Senkin Junmai Daiginjo Issei
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36 Guardians Junmai Daiginjo Sui-ten
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Imanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Nenrin S
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Juyondai Honmaru

Juyondai Honmaru
Juyondai Honmaru Tokubetsu Honjozo

Juyondai Honmaru

Regular price $907.00 Sale price $820.00 Save $87
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Japanese Name
十四代 本丸 秘伝玉返し

Honmaru means "the original one". Refreshing and sweet flavours, with a rich and velvety mouthfeel, it has an off-dry finish. This tokubetsu honjozo is polished down to 55%, and the jozo alcohol added to it is made in-house.

This is probably the Signature Juyondai Sake. This sake has great mouthfeel and texture. With loads of umami, this goes very easily with most food. Good pairing with Raw Oysters and Sashimi.

Bottled on August 2023

Grade Tokubetsu Honjozo
Polishing Ratio 55%
Rice Type Gohyakumangoku
Alcohol 15%
Prefecture Yamagata
Brewery Takagi Shuzo

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