Taiyozakari Daiginjo [Limited Brew!]
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.
Made using 100% Koshitanrei, a premium sake rice developed in Niigata and polished to the limit of 40%. This daiginjo is Taiyo Sake Brewery's flagship product, based on our contest sake which has been chosen three times at the Kanto-Shinetsu Sake Awards as the number one Niigata representative sake.
Since the first bottle was sold, the labels as well as the cedar boxes housing the bottles have been numbered consecutively; the names of the customers who bought the sake along with a written record of their thoughts and opinions on it have become a treasured archive of our company to this day.
- Alcohol: 15%
- Net Wt: 720ML
- Rice Type: Koshitanrei
- Seimaibuai: 40%
- Tasting Notes: Gorgeously mellow aroma, dignified taste.
- Prefecture: Niigata
- Classification: Daiginjo