Starting a sake thread! I am a sake noob.
Kaze no Mori “Wind of the Woods.” A nama / unpasteurized sake. Also unfiltered. A bit sweet and fruity tasting - tasted a bit of peaches to me. Slightly viscous mouthfeel and slightly effervescent. I like it.
I had this last night at Izakaya Sozai.
Junmai daiginjo, slightly dry and light. Very nice.
Two of my favorites in the past
I’m such a knuckle-dragger. I drink mine warm. And with a couple of exceptions, I’ve always just hauled home a big old bottle of Hakutsuru Junmai - why? Because decades ago, when I went to buy my very first bottle, the guy in the wine shop told me it was what the Japanese residents at the neighboring hospital bought. Lol.
I like a warm sake every so often. I don’t believe it is knuckle dragging! I’ve only had it in restaurants though, haven’t tried warming some myself.
You should enjoy sake however you want.
The whole “warm for cheap sake and chilled for premium” is as tired and hackneyed as white wine for fish and red for beef.
I’d rather have a good red with fish than a shitty white with the same fish.
Pretty dry. Melon flavors. No heat. Funky nose. Good with food.
Rihaku Wandering Poet
Creamy cantaloupe and banana flavors, balanced, good with food.
There are so many sake I like. This is one of my favorites.
Recently, I tried this snow tiger, and I l also like it.
I adore warm sake. I’m novice to sake, but I love the stuff when I have it.
Kiku-Masamune Junmai Taru Sake
This is stored in cedar casks, which imparts a richness to the flavor of the sake and a peppery quality to the nose. It was great with my marinated salmon belly bowl this evening!
Had some sake warm today - Kenbishi Kuromatsu, apparently the brewery has been around since 1505.
Quite nice, a bit savory and mushroom-y. Very nice with some blue cheese.
I will have to keep an eye out for that! I’ve had the Kenbishi Mizuho, which I enjoyed (although I didn’t take tasting notes at the time - I remember it was complex, mostly).