Honjozo,Junmai,Junmai Ginjo,Muroka,Namagenshu,Namazake,Sake review

Before I share my tasting notes on the fresh Nama, here are some words to decode the names of the sake. 

純米 Jun ...

Junmai,Junmai Daiginjo,Muroka,Sake review,Tokubetsu Junmai,Yamahai

My favorite brewing region is Akita. They grow great rice, have a strong history of collaboration amongst breweries, ...

Junmai,Sake review

Noguchi Naohiko is one of the most famous names in the sake industry. He is without any doubt the most famous living ...

Junmai,Junmai Ginjo,Muroka,Namagenshu,Namazake,Sake review

Daisekkei “Snow Valley” Tokubetsu Junmai Muroka Namazake Genshu

When you open the cap, there’s a pop.&nbs ...

Junmai,Muroka,Namagenshu,Namazake,Namazume-Namachozo

For the past 60 some years, the race has been to drink Sake as fast as possible after release from the brewery. Histo ...

Junmai,Sake review

Sake Review: Karen Silk

Cindy Bissig has written an extensive article ( on Aumont Sake Brewery (previously know ...

Junmai,Kimoto,Muroka,Sake review

Kimoto Lovers Pack

Kimoto is one of my favorite styles of Sake brewing. It takes incredible skill to control th ...

Junmai,Muroka,Namagenshu,Sake review

Yucho Shuzo has produced sake for over 300 years in Nara, an area long considered to be the birthplace of sake in Japan. ...

Junmai,Sake review

Ichishima Brewery – Behind the Sake

Ichishima Brewery is located in Shibata, about an hour from Niigata. It was ...

Hiyaoroshi,Junmai,Junmai Ginjo,Sake review

Hiyaoroshi are single pasteurized (Namazume) right after brewing then aged until they are perfect and also, it’s cool ...