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Sake Dassai 50 Nigori

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Item details

Brewery
Asahishuzo Co.,Ltd.
Japanese name
獺祭 旭酒造株式
Sake type
Junmai Daiginjō
Prefecture
Yamaguchi (山口)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
16%
The rice used in Dassai 50 sake is milled down to 50% of its original size. Rice, water and rice koji and filtered just enough to preserve its naturally sweet flavour that's full-bodied yet refreshing. Its sweetness shows very floral aromas with a hint of nuts, candy, and cantaloupe. Lively and refreshing, perfectly balancing sweetness and dryness. Best enjoyed chilled in a wine glass.

Note: the Dassai 50 was discontinued in 2019 and replaced with the Dassai 45 Nigori.

Brewery:

The Asahi Shuzo Brewery based in Osogoe, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has a 200-year history and took a great risk when in 1984 its management restructured the company and only focused on producing Junmai Daiginjō sake with a rice polishing rate of 45% or higher. Asahi Shuzo's gamble paid off and the company reinvented itself as a producer of high-quality sake. Streamlining their production, they produce only Junmai Daiginjō sake with a milling rate of 45%, 39%, 23%, and their "Dassai Beyond" with an "undisclosed ratio of rice polishing". Asahi Shuzo produces all around the year in an effort to provide the freshest sake possible to consumers and has become one of the most popular and well-known brands in Japan and abroad.

Why "Dassai"?

“Dassai” literally means "otter festival". This is a word that was used long ago in our region, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as there were many otters frolicking in the nearby rivers. Otters would lay out on the shore fishes they caught, almost as if they are showing them off – as one would do during in a festival (source).
Address
2167-4 Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 742-0422
Phone
082-786-0120
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Daiginjo perfection
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Very clear
Intensity
Moderate
Medium-bodied, semi-dry, lightly sweet and quite aromatic (apple, melon, and a nutty touch), it is really well-balanced and refreshing. Very round. As it has been discontinued, we are looking forward to tasting their Dassai 45.
Would recommend this item?
Yes

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Location
2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422

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