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.
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.
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.