The Art of Sake Discovery Box is a fun way to uncover unique and quality sake bottles from exclusively imported from Japan right to your doorstep!
How it works?
1) This is a Recurring monthly Discovery Box where you will receive a different discovery box every First Friday of every month.
2) You will receive 2 bottles specially picked out by our team:
x01 Premium Daiginjo /Junmai Daiginjo &
x01 Premium Sake (Junmai grade and up)
3) The cut off date for that month's sake is before one day before we deliver.
4) Any orders after the cut off date will start next month.
-> E.g. If cut off date is 4th Feb and you placed an order on 5th Feb, you will get March Discovery Box.
5) The Billing Cycle is on the 1st of every month. (Save up to $12/month with our 3 months boxes here!)
6a) Billing Scenario A: Subscribes on the 27th August = Receive September Box. Next billing is 1st October = Receive October Box.
6b) Billing Scenario B: Subscribes on 2nd September before cut-off = Receives September Box. Next billing is 1st October = Receive October Box.
7) You can cancel your subscription anytime from your account. The promotional price will be valid till the end of your subscription. Any new subscriptions made thereafter will be subjected to the price stated on our website.
8) Please also read our shipping information on discovery boxes here >>> https://theartofsake.com/pages/shipping-information
Monthly Discovery Box Preview
1) Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo "Ryu No Megumi”
"Ryu No Megumi”, meaning ‘Dragon Terrace’, is a seasonal sake is made by Koshi-hikari harvested in the famous rice terrace. Brewed with pure water at the foot of natural filtration from the nearby mountain ranges, it has a soft orange fragrance with gentle sweetness.
2) Toko Gentei Junmai Ginjo Hiyaoroshi
Pressed in spring and aged over summer, this autumn-only sake has all the tasting notes that makes it a perfect in-meal accompaniment to autumn foods. Aromas of apple and banana with note of steamed rice and chestnut.
1) Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo "Autumn: Under the Moonlight”
A Junmai Daiginjo with just the right amount of flavours to complement the delicacies of autumn. This bottle features the full moon as seen from the Iwakubi terraced rice fields of Sado, which in the dark reveals a rabbit basking in the moonlight.
2) Sanzen Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki
Feel the autumn breeze with a chilled glass of this Junmai Ginjo, characterized by a mild taste that is sometimes referred to as a “ginjo flavour” - fitting for serene autumn days.
1) 𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗶 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝗗𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗷𝗼 𝗡𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗻
Using top grade Yamadanishiki from Hyogo Prefecture, this Nenrin is a premium flagship sake characterized by its soft taste and dignified aroma of lychee, guava and mango.
2) 𝗗𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘇𝗮𝗸𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝗚𝗶𝗻𝗷𝗼 "𝗪𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗼" 𝗡𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗵𝘂
“Wanko” means Dog in Japanese, and its cute puppy label is a hit among dog lovers. Aged at -5 ℃ in Dewazakura’s cold warehouse for over 1 year, this sake is a perfect pairing with strong flavoured raw seafoods like oyster and sea urchin.
1) Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo "Summer: Look Up!"
More about this series: In 2020, when Corona covered the world, Obata Sake Brewery asked “What is the original role of sake?” While the movement and contact of people was restricted, Manotsuru believed that sake has the power to “connect people”. They want to send the world a message that even if we are far apart, our hearts will always be close together when we tilt the cup. The four bottles in the "Same Sky" series, follows the seasons of the year- Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. The glow in the dark element on the label reveals a hidden artwork with meaningful sentiments.
Let's travel to Fukui Prefecture, where 17 brewers celebrates the creation of "Sakahomare" , a new Sake-specific rice strain by simultaneously brewing sake with this rice in 2019. Interestingly, Sakahomare rice would be a perfect follow up from June's discovery box, as it is a cross breed between last month's "Koshi No Shizuku" and Yamadanishiki. Since the first character of Fukui Prefecture is "luck/prosperity", it would be a great gift option for new beginnings!
Before the 1980s, "Ginjo" grade was virtually unknown until "Oka Ginjo" made a breakthrough in the mainstream market. The Oka Ginjo was so well-received that it triggered a "Ginjo boom" in the sake industry. It's not too long ago, but it still marks a time in the Sake History!
Hourai Junmai Daiginjo "Koshi No Shizuku"
Koshi No Shizuku is a rare rice created in 2003. It is a crossbreed between a Hyogo Kita Nishiki and Miyama Nishiki rice type. Hourai has yet again opened a new door of flavours with this sake by combining Koshi No shizuku with a yeast with calm aroma and Iwashimizu (water). Result is a smooth and refreshing sake that resembles the cold air of the early morning with a deep aftertaste.
Gozenshu Tougai Omachi 50 Nama
If you define sake purely by its grade, you might be missing out! Gozenshu took a courageous plunge to use an off-specification rice, Tougai Omachi. By right, it should have been a Daiginjo grade since the rice is polished to 50%. However, Japan cannot put the premium label on sake that has been made from ungraded rice. Hence, this sake is "gradeless". Based on theartofsake.com's philosophy, we think this sake is still considered premium but we will leave it up to you to decide for yourself! We do encourage you to try this as part of your Sake Discovery and experience a flavour that cannot be expressed by a mere grade.
Eikun Junmai Daiginjo Izutsuya Ihei
Manotsuru Daiginjo Genshu "Spring: The Door of Hope"
Second in line of the "Same Sky" Series, is "The Door of Hope", featuring a row of cherry blossom trees, the spring scenery that the warm sun rises from the mountains, symbolising that "the sun also rises where you will find love and hope”. This would make the most perfect gift to a lover or a good friend you have well wishes for!
Toko Junmai Hanami
Hanami is the practice of viewing cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom. This fruity, rich seasonal sake is perfect for the spring blooming time. Its fragrant sweetness harmonizes gently with springtime food.
(Note: Due to the shortage of shipment vessels, the arrival of Manotsuru Daiginjo Genshu "Spring: The Door of Hope" has been severely delayed. Hence, the projected date that April's discovery box can reach you is 23rd April (Friday). We will update again if there are any changes. Fingers crossed. May's Discovery Box will go as per scheduled on 7th May (Friday). Thank you for your kind understanding. )
Toko Junmai Daiginjo Hidarikiki
Accompanying the softnessof the famous dewasansan rice is the aroma of tropical fruits and a light and fresh taste on the pallet. “Hidari-kiki” (a left-handed person) is slang from the Edo period which means “drinker”. The name comes from the fact that the tokkuri would be held in the right hand while the cup would be held in the left.
Manotsuru Junmai Ginjo "Winter: Beyond the Snow Sky"
In 2020, when Corona covered the world, Obata Sake Brewery asked “What is the original role of sake?” While the movement and contact of people was restricted, Manotsuru believed that sake has the power to “connect people”. They want to send the world a message that even if we are far apart, our hearts will always be close together when we tilt the cup. This is one of the four bottles in the "Same Sky" series, plus the bottle glows in the dark!
Manotsuru Ganjitsu Hatsushibori Daiginjo Namazake
This limited edition Daiginjo was pressed and bottled on 2021 New Year's Day. It is fresh, rich and aromatic with pear flavor. This is the best sake to wish the good of the year!
This Gold medalist of Fine SAKE award, Japan 2015 has a soft mild taste so calm and warm that you always want to come back for more! Intense when cold and gentle when hot – this sake has various sides.
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.
Four Fox Junmai Daiginjo
Dewazakura Tokubetsu Junmai Amabie
Echizen Misaki Daiginjo "Gin no Shizuku"
Toko Cho Karakuchi Junmai Ginjo
Eikun Junmai Daiginjo Ichigin
Kawatsuru Junmai Ginjo Olive Yeast
another wonderful month with good sake
good value again
They are good value, and also brings a welcomed surprise every month during these challenging times! Thanks to the Interrice team!!!