For the 13th theartofsake Sake On-nomi, we will be doing something very special, as it is a special date!
World Sake Day is an annual event held on October 1 as a tribute to Japanese Sake. October 1 is traditionally the starting date of sake production in the country. Firstly, it is because Sake rice is usually harvested around September/October, depending on area. Also October is the time when the weather gets colder, which is more ideal for brewing good sake.
In Japanese, a rooster is “niwatori” in romaji, and is written as “鶏” in kanji. In the Japanese Zodiac, however, it is often called “tori” and is written as “酉”, and is used to represent the month of October. As you can see, 酉 is also the word for alcohol!
So for this session, lets us kanpai using Sake, to celebrate Sake, Life and Happiness! For the 5 sakes, I have chosen 5 different Premium Daiginjos from some of my favourite breweries, Kawatsuru from Kagawa, Hideyoshi from Akita, Nihonsakari from Hyogo, Dewazakura from Yamagata, and Juyondai from Yamagata! Our highlight will be the Juyondai Junmai Daiginjo Cho Tokusen, which is one of the most expensive sakes in the world!
We have 5 x 80ml of sample sakes in a tasting flight together. If you wish to purchase any of the individual bottles, they will be discounted for 1 week!
The Zoom Live Video Conference for the Sake On-nomi will be held on Wednesday, 30 September 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.
We will sms/whatsapp you the zoom meeting room on the day before the meeting! Meeting details will also be included in the tasting sets together with the Sake Details and Tasting notes.
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.
Daiginjo Kanpai Sakes
1. Nihonsakari Junmai Daiginjo Souhana
This is the sake specifically made for the coronation of the Emperor Reiwa in 2019, and is a fitting sake to use as our first Kanpai Sake for the night!
2. Kawatsuru Junmai Daiginjo Beppin
A rich, elegant yet dry sake. Nice and complex!
3. Dewazakura Daiginjo
An IWC Trophy winner, it is a gentle and smooth sake with beautiful floral fragrance.
4. Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo Matsuemon
This is a gorgeous Daiginjo genshu from Akita. Rich, bold & fragrant. Named after their founder, this is their competition sake submitted to the Japan New Sake Competition.
5. Juyondai Junmai Daiginjo Cho Tokusen
This is one of the top grades of sake from the cult brewery, Juyondai. A special selection from their most vigorous fermenting tanks, it is delicate, complex and juicy.