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Dassai 50 Nigori

A classic Dasai with a floral aroma with nuts, candy, and cantaloupe hints.

Sake specs

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 a floral aroma with nuts, candy, and cantaloupe hints. 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.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Asahishuzo Co.,Ltd.
Japanese name
獺祭 旭酒造株式
Address
2167-4 Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 742-0422
Phone
082-786-0120
Website
The Asahi Shuzo Brewery based in Osogoe, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has a 200-year history and took a significant risk. 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 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 used long ago in our region, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as many otters were frolicking in the nearby rivers. Otters would lay out on the shore fishes they caught, almost as if they were showing them off – as one would do during a festival (source).

Latest reviews

Daiginjo perfection
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
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.
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Location
〒742-0422 山口県岩国市周東町獺越2128

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