January Sake Feature

posted Jan 11, 2016, 9:43 AM by Heritage Liquor   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 10:00 PM by Heritage Liquor ]
For January we will be featuring 4 of our new Sakes. These are all different styles of Sake that all fall into the category of Junmai, which is "pure" Sake, made only from rice, yeast, koji-kin (what is just to dissolve the rice starch) & water, and like beer, Sake is a brewed beverage. The four Sakes we will be featuring are all of the drink cold variety, we have yet to bring in any of the drink warm or hot styles as of yet. Check back weekly for updates on the other Sakes, and stop by and try a couple.
Our first Sake feature is from Komuki out of Gunma, Japan. their Tokubetsu Junmai Sake is a treat, very light on the nose with a slight starchy aroma, this one tastes of sweet floral water and spiced pear, with a finish of silky honey. This Sake also has a very low polish on it at 70% making this one of the more approachable and very easy to drink styles. This easy drinking Sake is great if paired with Tempura or Sashimi.

The Ozeki One Cup Sake is one of the better "everyday" Draft-style Sake available; packaged in its own cup, this drink is great. A Sake you would see as an equivalent to the American adjunct Lager, One cup is a medium-full bodied Sake that has a balanced flavor of nutty fruits and a light, but noticeable boozy finish from the 14% ABV. Great for just having after work or with friends, this is likely the most approachable Sake we have in stock right now.

Ozeki Platinum is a Junmai Daiginjo sake which means that there is only 50% of the rice grain remaining after polishing providing more depth and complex flavors. This Sake has a very pleasant aroma stone fruits and flavors of sweet peppers and a warming note of the 16% alcohol. More on the drier side, this Sake would be great paired with steak and oysters, but also with sitting in a comfy chair after a long work day.

The Ozeki Nigori is an unfiltered, milky in color and texture dessert style Sake, or one that is great to be paired with spicy foods. During storage, a Nigori Sake will produce a cloud of sediment at the bottom of the bottle that requires shaking before serving to produce the sweet creamy flavors, similar to that of coconut milk, and the opaque like body that Nigori Sake is known for.