Senpo Tensei Junmai GinjoYamadanishiki, 50% Seimaibuai Made with Kumamoto-sourced #9 yeast (so-called Kuma Kyu). This sake comes all the way from Kanagawa prefecture, and was made by small Kumazawa Shuzo. It was recommended by sake evangelist John Gauntner at an online event during the whole corona lockdown thing back in the spring, and has been... Continue Reading →
Tasting – Wakamusume Botan Nama
Wakamusume is a perennial favorite in this house. Not only does little Shintani Shuzo (Japanese link) make great sake, but the couple making it are simply lovely people. And with times as they are, I want to do everything I can to support local business like them: and that means buying sake! I saw on... Continue Reading →
Tasting – Toyo Bijin Jundo Ichizu
It appears a month has passed since my last post! How time flies. I haven't left sake behind, have no fear, I just seem to have been too busy to blog. But I have my notes, and there are some interesting things to report on. Yamaguchi's "other" famous brand, Toyo Bijin from Sumikawa Shuzo has... Continue Reading →
Tasting – Ageo Limited Edition
An ode to a perfect sake.