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  • Koganai Daiginjō Morishō
    5.00 star(s)
    Koganei's premium sake is refined and exquisite, with a splendid aroma and a profound taste. It has a crisp and smooth flavour with a fruity scent...
    • thomas
  • Fujii Kurabito no Banshaku Genshu
    4.00 star(s)
    Kurabito no Banshaku has a rich aroma of dried fruits reminiscent of narazuke pickles and overripe figs. It is golden and has a thick, creamy...
    • thomas
  • Amanoto Junmai Daiginjō 45
    4.00 star(s)
    This is the masterpiece of Asamai Shuzo, a local brewery that uses only rice grown within a 5km radius of the brewery and their own yeast. It has...
    • thomas
  • Sawanoi Jukusei Kuramori Junmai
    4.00 star(s)
    This sake was purchased from the Sawanoi Brewery shop in Ome, a scenic town in the western part of Tokyo. It is a Kuramori Jukusei, a sake brewed...
    • thomas
  • Sawanoi Soten Junmai Ginjō
    4.00 star(s)
    Sawanoi "Soten" is a sake that enters with a burst of flavour and exits with a smooth and gentle finish. It has a crisp and clean taste, combining...
    • thomas

Latest comments

  • Ichinokura Honjōzō Toiki
    We sampled another bottle of Ichinokura's Toiki and maintained our rating from last June. Splendid table sake! Further research revealed that...
    • thomas
  • Ishikawa Tamajiman Junmai Muroka
    It seems we revisit Ishikawa's Muroka every six months. Not that we regret it! This is an excellent Junmai, appreciated by those who love their...
    • thomas
  • Takashimizu Haru no Junmai Namachozōshu
    Everything we mentioned in the first review still stands. What we noticed on the second trial was its intense alcoholic nose. Though full-bodied...
    • thomas
  • Yancha Shiramayumi Junmai Ginjō Hidahomare
    We had a second bottle of Yancha Shiramayumi; however, there's not much to add to our review other than that we grew fond of Hidahomare and its...
    • thomas
  • Ishikawa Tamajiman Junmai Namagenshu Arabashiri
    All good things come in threes: so did the Tamajiman Arabashiri. Arabashiri (荒ばしり) means as much as "first run" or "rough run". It is the first...
    • thomas

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