Taiyozakari Ginjo Koshi no Tamashi
Admittedly, we're no pros when it comes to Sakes (we're excellent at drinking though, or so we think...) So we got a jet-setter friend, who's also a hard core Sake drinker, to recommend her favourite Sakes.
Not just Sakes that she'd love to drink, but Sakes that she'd be willing to hand carry home for friends and family.
We were then introduced to Taiyo Sake Brewery, a multiple award-winning Sake brewery based in the prefecture of fine rice -- Niigata.
The rest is history. (Story ends here because we drank too much. On another note, please drink responsibly!)
About Taiyo Sake Brewery:
Taiyo Sake Brewery is a ten-time gold medal winner at the largest and most acknowledged sake competition in Japan, the National New Sake Awards.
Taiyo's average rice polishing ratio is under 60% (meaning 40% of the grain is milled away, leaving a grain 60% of its original size), while the national average is 70%. Taiyo's unusually high polishing ratio means that most of substances which cause unpleasant flavors and aromas are removed. As a result, the remaining high quality starch brings a light and refreshing flavor to our sake.
About the Sake: With a restrained bouquet complemented by gentle tones born from the natural sweetness of rice, this is a smooth, straightforward ginjo recommended for young people and women as well.
Top gold prize, 2011, "The Fine Sake Awards."
Gold prize, 2013, "The Fine Sake Awards."
- Alcohol: 15%
- Net Wt: 720ML
- Rice Type: Takanenishiki
- Seimaibuai: 55%
- Tasting Notes: Mildy sweet with gentle taste of rice and a mellow mouthfeel.
- Prefecture: Niigata
- Classification: Ginjo
- Comes in two versions: One in box, One wrapped in Washi (Traditional Japanese soft paper) ** BOTTLE & CONTENTS ARE THE SAME**