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少しずつ、大好きな日本酒の知識と経験を深めていきたいと思います。 和醸良酒、良酒醸和🍶 造り手の方々の情熱と、自然の恵みに感謝。 転勤族で現在は大阪在住。 ネームバリューに拘らず様々な良い酒との出会いを求めて邁進します。 それにしても飲みたいお酒が多くて肝臓が足りない…。 500文字では足りないので、Instagramにも投稿してます。良ければそちらもお願いします! @nao_aladdin

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Murayu生酒
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Murayu" overturns the notion that "Niigata sake = light and dry. Detailed specifications are undisclosed, and the sweetness is varied according to price range for ease of understanding. The appearance is clear with slight yellow and green tints. Mild aroma of sweetness with a hint of acidity. Apricot, muscatel and orange. A fresh fresh green feeling with minerality and slight malted rice. Tacky texture. The first sip is a thick cotton candy-like sweetness followed by a cuey attack of stimulating acidity that quickly moistens the palate. When tasted again, it has a fluffy yet strong sweetness like that of wasanbon, mixed with a moderate acidity and a slight bitterness. It has a sweet and sour taste like ripe citrus fruits. The taste like ripe cherries spreads heavily with umami, and the acidity with a sharp stimulation spreads to the back of the throat and nose, and ends with a sharp sharp kick. The lingering aftertaste does not linger that long, and there is a faint bitterness like white cotton of citrus fruits and a sense of malted rice in the back of the mouth. On the third day after opening the bottle, the sense of wasanbon sweetness increases even more, with a delicate, soft, fluffy nuance and a rich sweetness that is even clearer. The acidity is not stimulating at all, but appears in a very moderate manner, producing a sweet and sour taste that is softly sharp. It was a rich, sweet and delicious sake at the opposite end of the spectrum of light, dry sake. ☺️
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ヤスベェ
Hi Aladdin 😀 I've been curious about Murayu for a while now, but haven't gotten to it yet🤣. I see that we are from the same prefecture, Niigata, but our tastes go in different directions😇. I'll be referring to your site a lot in the future 😀
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Good evening, Yasube 😃. It was my first time to try Murayu too 😃☺️ Niigata Prefecture has the largest number of sake breweries in the country, so there are many sake that we haven't seen yet 😄. I would like to compare many different kinds of sake like Yasube & Kaorin 😊.
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ポンちゃん
Good morning, Aladdin 🐥. Like Yasube, I've been wanting to drink this sake for a long time, but I can't seem to find it 😢The reviews have helped me understand how good it tastes, and I want to drink it even more 😆. I see they make many types of sake in Niigata too👍
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ジェイ&ノビィ
Hi Aladdin 😃 It was Murayu that we raised in our first Niigata sake 😌 Looking back, you wrote "Somehow it feels rough on the throat, like brown sugar", Wasanbon! I think that's the right answer 🤗
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Good evening, Pon 😃. You don't see Murayu around here, I totally agree 😅I'm curious about the summer sake that's out now too, but I don't think I'll ever see it in person 😌. Murayu Kuro is a very dark mellow sweet, the opposite of light and dry 😳 I am amazed at the range of sakes from Niigata, the kingdom of Japanese sake.
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Good evening, Jay & Nobby 😃. I may have been dragged in by the information that they are brewing sake with the image of wasanbon sugar 😅. I heard that it gets sweeter from the Akane you were drinking to the dark blue Ruri to Tokiwa to black, so J&N-san might not be able to drink black anymore 😌.
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Wakanami純米吟醸 寿限無純米吟醸
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The fourth (and closing) drink at the standing drinking chuin last Wednesday. I was going to finish comfortably with a regular Takasago sake, but there was a sake I was curious about, so I had an encore and had a glass of cold sake to finish. It was Wakanami Junmai Ginjyo Jukinmai. The rice used for this sake is of course Jugenmu. It is Fukuoka's original sake rice with Yume Issen as its mother and Yamada Nishiki as its father. The special "horn" sticker shining on the bottle is a proof of Kadoya Sake Shop Hanpukai Sake from Ibaraki, Osaka. You can feel the honeymoon relationship with Wakanami Sake Brewery 😁. Slightly gassy appearance. A rich banana is visible in the sake-type aroma with umami and acidity. Mineral chalkiness and a hint of Kamishin powder are also present. The first sip says "thick😳" A thick attack on the mouth loosened by the smooth warming! The acidity comes with a sizzle, and soon a dark sweetness appears and mixes with the fresh sweetness and acidity. While there is a clear flow of umami, the acidity flows to the back of the throat at the end and finishes with a crisp finish. It has a good sharpness and a moderate aftertaste. I like Wakanami to begin with, and this is no exception. If you like strong flavors, this is definitely good. This is another bottle I would like to drink at home. It was a good ending, thank you 🍶.
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Rafa papa
Good morning, Aladdin 😃. I know chuin-san often offers Kadoya's hanpukai sake 😌I also love Wakanami Kotobukinmoku and enjoyed it 😋I'm interested to know that from this season, the content of Yongo and Ichusei bottles seems to be different 👀.
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ヤスベェ
Hi Aladdin 😀 Wakanami-san is like a standard sake at Kadoya-san😇. I haven't had Wakanami yet, but I have a bottle of sparkling Jukinmu waiting for me at home 😀. I plan to open a bottle when it gets a little hotter 😇
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Good evening, Rafa papa 😃 I'm interested in the kadoya hanpukai, but I'm not a big drinker, so it would be great if I could drink it at the store 😄. I'm interested to know if it's different from Yongbottle, since chuin-san only offers Ippon bottles. ☺️
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Good evening, Yasube! I first encountered Wakanami at Sumiyoshi Shuhan in Fukuoka ☺️ I'm glad to see a liquor store in Kansai promoting Wakanami so enthusiastically 😊. Spark of Jukinmu, already promised deliciousness 🤤 looking forward to checking in 🍾.
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Takasago上撰普通酒
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This is the third drink at the standing drinking chuin last Wednesday. I was so pleased with the heated Kyokko that I decided to go for a little more warmed sake. On the shelf at room temperature, we found Takasago. I thought it was from the Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Shizuoka, but it was a regular sake from the Kiyamasa Brewery 😳. I had it lukewarm (probably lukewarm or top-heat). The appearance is crystal with a slight yellow tinge. The aroma is pleasantly fruity with a hint of cooked rice. The texture is similar to that of water. The smooth, sweet flavor is overtaken by sourness. The finish is light and crisp, with a nice lingering aftertaste. This is... (if I may be so bold as to exaggerate) a silky Jikin 😳. I felt it was so delicious. It was also delicious after it cooled down and became cold! This one was priced at a little over 2,000 yen for a bottle. I drank it slowly, thinking that if I ever visit Nabari City in Mie Prefecture, I will definitely buy a bottle to take home.
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旭興純米 生酛 磨き八割八分純米生酛
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This is the second drink at CHUIN, a standing drinking establishment last Wednesday. I was in the mood for a nice, relaxed drink, so I went for a rare warmed sake. There was a bottle of Kyokko on the shelf at room temperature that I had always wanted to try, so I had it heated. The appearance is a warm gold color with a light misty lees tinged with haze. Banana aroma of isoamyl acetate in the aromatic alcohol. When it settles down, there is the aroma of rice in the process of cooking and the banana aroma behind it as well. In the mouth, it has a soft and light texture, followed by a sharp expansion of acidity, and then a slight, dark sweetness that slowly seeps through to a thick umami flavor. As it cools down, the richness and softness of the sweetness and umami overflow, and it is delicious. This is the sake of the brewery where Chikara Urasato, the master brewer, trained. It soaks up the flavor of the sake. My beak is still too yellow to venture into the depths of the world of heated sake due to my lack of study and experience, but I think it might be intoxicating to drink it casually and loosely like this.
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ジェイ&ノビィ
Good evening, Aladdin 😃. Kyokko-san! I've never had this one 😅it's delicious 🤗I haven't had it lately 🥲but it's thick and tasty 😋good for a leisurely drink 😄.
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Good evening, Jay & Nobby 😃. I haven't been able to drink Kyokkyo because I haven't seen it very often at the liquor stores I stop by, but I finally had a chance to drink it: ☺️ I liked it because it's not just a classic, it's a neo-classic 😄.
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ひるぺこ
Good evening, Aladdin. Kyokkyo's heated sake is delicious, isn't it? It was so good at a heated sake store before that I told Jay how impressed I was. I want to drink it again 🍶✨.
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Good evening, Hirupeko 😃. I rarely drink heated sake, but even I can tell it was delicious 🍶. You are a true evangelist for heated sake 😁. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention my love for Tochigi 🫶.
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Toyobijin醇道一途 限定 純米吟醸 愛山純米吟醸
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Last Wednesday's standing drink CHUIN. Let's start with this one. It's been a while since I've had sake from the Sumikawa Sake Brewery (Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture). Crystal appearance with a hint of warmth. The aroma is fruity with a sprinkling of freshness and a sizzle. Ripe red apples, muscatel, young pineapple, and a nuance of freshly ground pineapple. When you take a sip, the aroma is sweet, but there is an attack of sourness. From there, there is a clear sweetness and umami. The wine flows smoothly and is soft and clean. The aftertaste is moderate, with a hint of bitterness and astringency. Sake made by Aizan (for me personally) is often surprisingly acidic 😅 because I always start with the stereotype of "it must be sweet. In fact, when you actually drink Aizan sake, I think (in my limited experience) that the acidity and bitterness come out earlier than expected, and the sweetness is often less than expected. In the end, I have to keep in mind that there is a wide range depending on the brewer's sake quality design and brewing, or I will be dragged into my own prejudice, so I have to be careful 😅. This sake had a high aroma, and I could sense a kind of quality that is typical of Toyo Bijin. Also, while Jyundo Isshu had an image of being thick, this one was accompanied by a sense of transparency.
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ヤスベェ
Good morning, Aladdin 😀 I see you went to the Toyo Bijin sake rice comparison 😇. I wanted to go too because I was interested in it, but I was down with a cold😅. I was also interested in going, but I was down with a cold 😅.
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さとー
Aladdin, good morning ☀☀☀☀. I myself purchased Aizan from Jundo Isshu, so I'm looking forward to drinking it, as I can imagine the taste from your review 😊. I can't wait to drink it 😊 I really agree with the stereotype of Aizan = sweet lol.
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Good morning, Yasbay 😃. It was chuin to thank you for the event. Actually, we didn't compare oriental beauty drinks that day 😔. I'm glad your cold is gone ☺️ I'm sick right now so I hope to get well soon so I can drink!
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Good morning, Satou 😃. It's so intoxicating to be able to buy Toyo Bijin's limited edition Aizan for drinking at home 😊. I wanted to drink it carefully at home, including the changes after opening the bottle, so I look forward to Satou-san's future check-ins: ☺️
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ジェイ&ノビィ
Hi Aladdin 😃 We too have the idea in our head that Aizan = sweet ‼️ 😓 and we can't get our hands on it 😅It's certainly not a good idea to have too many preconceived ideas! I'd like to try many things 🤗
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ポンちゃん
Hi Aladdin 🐦. I had the same drink the other day and yes it's sweet, but it's easy to drink 😊I think the acidity is quite effective 🤔I'm really impressed with your ability to put it into words ✨Ah, I want to copy this review 🤣.
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Good evening, Jay & Nobby 😃. Aizan can sometimes be predictably prodigal and sweet, which might be risky for J&N's tastes these days 😁. I'm also easily biased if I'm not careful, so I'm willing to try different things 🍶.
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Good evening, Pon-chan 😃. If this is ok with you, Pon-chan, you can crack me up anytime 😊. I've been working on my vocabulary and expression variations lately, so I'll try my best to make my comments more accurate and live 😄.
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Kinokuniya Bunzaemon大吟醸 鑑評会出品酒大吟醸
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The 7th Sake Tasting Report (7) (Last) Finally, the last report! The last brewery (⑦) is Nakano BC (Wakayama Prefecture). Mr. Furukawa, the only veteran at this event, came from Nakano BC, which brews Chokyu. Unfortunately, only one sake was available. It was Kinokuniya Bunzaemon Daiginjo for the sake competition. The note said, "It has a nice fruity aroma of red apples. It has a mellow mouthfeel with a clean watery texture. It has an honest sweetness, pleasant acidity, and fruity hints. It has a beautiful rice flavor and a pleasant, tangy stimulation". This is a pattern that I had quite early in the bottle and did not have time to come back. It was an elegant and beautiful sake with a fruity flavor, just like the sake on display. We also tasted a sake from the Takagi Sake Brewery (from Kochi Prefecture), which brews Toyonoume, but since I don't have any photos of it, I have to give up reporting on it. Toyonoubai Junmai Ginjyo Nama Shuzake Itoakashi, made with CEL24, was light and gorgeous, with a fruity sweet flavor and acidity, with a bitter dryness that I quite liked. It was a very fulfilling and enjoyable event! Looking forward to next year😊. And after reporting it myself, I realized once again how great bouken and Nemuchi are 🫠.
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bouken
Good evening, Aladdin 😃. Thanks for the report 🙇. I sometimes get drunk and my impressions of various drinks are mixed up 😅. My question is, how much was one glass of sake tasting?
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Good evening, bouken😄. Thank you 😊 In small plastic cups, every brewery pours a generous amount if you don't say anything, so I think it's usually about 30 ml per cup. I used the dispensers I tested this time, as appropriate.
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ヤスベェ
Hi Aladdin 😀 Thanks for your report 🙏. Actually, I wanted to stop by Nakano BC in Kainan City on this Wakayama brewery tour, but the brewery was closed on Monday, so I had to give up 🤣. It's a pity 😅 because I had the impression that it was quite delicious.
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ポンちゃん
Thanks for the report, Aladdin 😊. It was very informative as many of the breweries I had not tasted before 🙏 It was a sake tasting event and the amount of sake poured was generous 😳 You did a great job of bringing the dispensers👍.
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Good evening, Yasbay 😃. I hope I have met your expectations 🥹I found a lot of things to review so that I can report a little smarter 😄. Is Nakano BC fun when you harvest rice again ☺️
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Good evening, Pon-chan 😃. I heard that the organizer buys all the alcohol at this party, and maybe that's why they pour so much into the cups 😊. I used a Starbucks tumbler as a dispensing vessel and I think it worked well because it was less noticeable: ☺️
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Gizaemon初搾り 純米吟醸生酒純米吟醸生酒
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report 6. Finally, the last report (6) was from Wakabisu Sake Brewery (Mie Prefecture)! Mr. Ishizaki from Wakabisu Shuzo was there. President Kuniko was also there at the beginning of the meeting. I was able to taste only one sake from Wakabisu Shuzo. It was "Hatsu Shibori Junmai Ginjyo Nama Shu Gizaemon". The note said, "Light and refreshing. It has a nice flavor. There is a slight sourness. The first pressing was released in November 2023, and the sake brewery served it at the event. The "Wakaevista~" was overwhelmingly popular at the event. It was impressive that they also brought a large amount of Baby Star Ramen and distributed it with the sake. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to make a suggestion to Wakabisu Sake Brewery anyway, which was previously released as a PB by Mochizuki Sake Brewery. "Ninja no Sato Iga Ninja TAROEMON." that is The "cloudy×taroemon Wakabisu cloudy Junmai Ginjyo Namaishiki 60% Mie Yamadanishiki" should be released nationwide. should be released nationwide. I think it would be a big breakthrough if the label was made fashionable (not just for the inner circle). It was so delicious that I still remember it.
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ポンちゃん
Good evening, Aladdin 🦉. Was it the baby star drink here? The baby star has a strong impact on me😅. I'd love to try it 😻
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アラジン
Good evening, Pon 😃. Is that a word with wakaevis? Is it a pun? It seems so 😁. By the way, I had a drink at chuin-san before and Kawada-san totally agreed with me. We even talked about it again with Kawada-san at this venue 😅.
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Harushika春鹿 無圧搾り 純米生原酒(白)純米原酒生酒
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Report on the 7th Sake Tasting Session (5)-3. The third sake from Imanishi Seibei Shoten. Harushika Mu-pressure-pressed Junmai Nama-zake (white). It is a junmai sake from Harushika. It is the leftmost sake in the first picture. I had never heard of the classification of Uraharushika: white is junmai, black is junmai ginjo, and purple is junmai daiginjo. The note said, "It has an image of being between jun-daigin and jun-gin. It has a fruity aroma, but it also has a sake-like aroma. You can taste the umami sweetness of the rice. When you roll it around, the light stimulation of acidity is pleasant. All Uraharushika is delicious. I have already written the conclusion, but all of the Ura-Harushika sakes were delicious. I regretted that I should have tasted the other sakes of Harushika this time, since many of them were schwarish sakes that I liked and seemed to be very popular at the venue. I must learn the art of flash sake tasting.
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Harushika無圧搾り 純米吟醸生原酒(黒)純米吟醸原酒生酒
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Report on the 7th Sake Tasting Session (5)-2. The second sake from Imanishi Seibei Shoten. This is "Harushika Mukoshi Mushiri Junmai Ginjyo Nama Genjyo (Black)". It is a junmai ginjo from the Ura-Harushika line. Sorry I don't have pictures of the individual sakes, but this is the one in the middle of the first picture. The note says, "The aroma is more subdued than jun Daigin, with a hint of rice aroma. Smooth on the palate. Sweetness and umami with a hint of sourness. It has a light piquancy and is refreshing. The light acidity has a good sharpness. Jun Daigin" refers to the previous Ura-Harushika Junmai Daiginjo. It was also quite tasty.
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Harushika無圧搾り 純米大吟醸生原酒(紫)純米大吟醸原酒生酒
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report 5-1. I'm getting impatient because the event report is getting too long by now😅. There are 5 more breweries to go, so I will skip a bit 🏃. The fifth brewery in the report is Imanishi Seibei Shoten. This is a major sake brewery in Nara Prefecture that brews Harushika and Super Dry Sake 🦌. Of course, everyone's idol, Mr. Kusano was there as well. I tasted three sake from Imanishi Seibei Shoten. The first sake was Harushika Mutenkiri Junmai Daiginjyo Nama (Purple). This is the sake that Mr. Kusano is holding in the photo. This photo was provided by Yasubeyesan 📷Thank you! The note says: "Fruity. It starts with a subtle sweet umami, and when it is aerated, you can enjoy the fruity sweetness and thick umami with a fruity overtone. Super tasty". I drank Harushika quite early in the bottle, so my notes are very careful😅. This was very tasty. The fruity aroma and taste are my favorite. I want to drink it at home.
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ヤスベェ
Hi Aladdin 😀 Thank you for your kind report 🙏. I could only report on Harushika and Urasato because I was in a good mood after getting much done early 🤣. This sake from Harushika was delicious!
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ポンちゃん
Good morning, Aladdin 🐥. I've been wanting to drink Uraharu Deer, but haven't yet 😢I'd like to try Aladdin's "super tasty" 😻! As expected of Mr. Kusano, your eyes and pose are perfect 😆 I wish I could meet you 💕.
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Hi Yasbay 😃 Thank you very much for the photos! Thank you very much 😄 You and Kaorin certainly looked very drunk 😁. All the breweries were pouring generously and generously, so you must be drunk 🍶.
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Hi Pon 😃 I'd like to buy back spring deer, it's fruity and very tasty, but I don't see it very often 😅. The photo is by Yasbaye 💪, who captured the idiosyncrasies of Ms. Kusano 📷.
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白木久ハルヒ 華は咲く 無濾過生原酒原酒生酒無濾過
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report 4-4. I was so engrossed in sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. Here is the fourth and last sake from Shirasugi Shuzo. The fourth and last sake from Shirasugi Shuzo is "Haruhi Hana ha Saku" (Haruhi: Flowers are in bloom). Personally, this was the biggest shock to me this time. The note is "sulfide smell" 😅. It's that sulfur smell of a hot spring resort. I'm really sorry, but it was mentioned officially by the brewery... Satoru Shirasugi also mentioned the sulfide smell in his tasting. As a layman, I appreciate the fact that you can tell us about such things without hiding them. I almost never experience this kind of sulfide smell that can appear in the brewing process, and it is quite vivid, so it was a very good experience for me personally. In case you are wondering, there seems to be a muscat smell (4MMP) lurking on the other side of the sulfide smell, which is due to the fact that it was brewed in Shunyo. To my honor, I will tell you that over time and shaking the bottle to release the gas, the sulfide smell fades and becomes very nice (since it was a freshly opened bottle of sake at the event)! So that was my report on Shirasugi Shuzo's sake. Shirasugi Shuzo was originally one of my favorite breweries. I would like to visit the brewery in Kyotango next time.
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ひるぺこ
Good evening, Aladdin. I had a glass of Haruhi outside, but it was more of a white wine than a sulfuric odor! So I realized that it was a drink that had been open for a while 😅 I would have liked to smell the sulfide smell of a freshly opened bottle. I might have wanted to smell the sulfide smell when it was freshly opened😅.
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Hi Hirupeko, good evening 😃. I had heard that there can be a sulfuric smell in the early stages of unrefining, but this was the first time I smelled a sulfuric aroma that I could recognize 😅. It's essentially a distinct off-flavor, but I'd like to experience it at least once.
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白木久金シャリ 純米大吟醸純米大吟醸生詰酒
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report 4-3. I was so engrossed in the sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. The third sake from Shirasugi Shuzo is here. The third sake from the Shirasugi Brewery was "Kinshari Junmai Daiginjo. The note says, "Tart and sweet, then dry. Then it starts to dry out. This Junmai Daiginjo is made by lavishly polishing Sasanishiki to 50%. The yeast is 1801 yeast. There is also "Ginshari" brewed with 60% polished rice and Kyokai No. 10 yeast. This year, "SHARI DIAMOND Junmai Daiginjo" was also released with a higher milling ratio of 40% than Ginshari and became very popular. SHARI DIAMOND was brought to this event and I was planning to drink it later, but it was out of stock early. It is Kinshari, and although I have had it at events before, this was the first time I had had it properly smart. As a result, the notes are very short, but it tasted terrific! I think it might be my favorite sake among those I tasted at the Shirasugi Brewery this time. I think it would be a good sake to drink as a mealtime drink, or even as a substitute for white rice. I think it goes well with any dish, Japanese, Western, or Chinese, as long as it goes well with white rice.
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白木久BLACK LABEL 純米無濾過生原酒 vibrant純米原酒生酒無濾過
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report (4)-2. I was so engrossed in sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. The second sake from Shirasugi Shuzo was this one. BLACK LABEL Junmai Unfiltered Nama Sake Vibrant. The note says, "Aroma with a hint of sourness. Sour-sweetness with a pillar of umami". BLACK LABEL, which uses black malted rice, is sweet BRILLIANT and dry VIBLANT. For the sake of contrast, I tried the vibrant this time. Many of Shirasugi Brewery's sakes are based on sweet and sour tastes, and many of them can be used as a food sake without deviating from the basic line. Vibrant is also in that line. On the other hand, there are also some that are more like dessert drinks, such as Miller Miller. I like that type a lot.
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白木久NUE〜鵺〜 無濾過生原酒原酒生酒無濾過
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Report on the 7th Sake Tasting Session (4)-1. The fourth brewery was Shirasugi Shuzo. The fourth brewery was Shirasugi Shuzo, which brews all of its sake with rice. Of course, Mr. Yuki Tadatsu, the brewer, was there. Mr. Tadatsu is an Instagrammer, TikToker, and Shirasugi Brewery celebrity. Mr. Tadatsu has an unusual background, having worked for the National Taxation Bureau as a tax collector before moving to a sake brewery as a tax payer and becoming a brewer. Tadatsu's publicity is varied, from real-life tastings and honest comments on sake released by the brewery's master brewer, Shirasugi Satoru, to time-lapse shows of labeling and other operations. We tasted four sakes from the Shirasugi Sake Brewery. The first sake was "NUE," an unfiltered, unpasteurized sake. The note said, "A sense of gas. The attack of the acidity was very sour, followed by a thick sweetness. Refreshing, with an indescribable complexity on the back palate. The chime is an imaginary monster with the face of a monkey, body of a raccoon dog, limbs of a tiger, and tail of a snake. The sake brewed with four types of Kyoto yeast and four types of koji was named NUE. I had a taste of it at a restaurant before, and it was indescribably complex because of the use of yellow, black, white, and mirin koji! I drank it again because I like it a lot.
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Minami特別純米 別誂 生酒特別純米生酒
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report (3)-4 I was so engrossed in the sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. Here is the fourth and last sake from Minami Sake Brewery. The fourth and final sake from Minami Shuzo Brewery is the "Minami Special Junmai Betsuatsurai Namaeshu. This is a comparison with the third sake, the normal unbranded special junmai. The note reads, "CEL19 used. Sake rice is Matsuyama Mitsui. The aroma is capechi vinegar iso! Moderately faint fruity. From sweet umami to cute acidity. Basically mild and doesn't interfere with food." The aroma is very nice, and the taste is very pleasant. The different yeast gives a very different impression. Compared to the previous special junmai Mujirushi, this one is gentle and gorgeous. It is a type of sake that can be enjoyed on its own. It is a matter of taste, and I liked this one better as a stand-alone sake, but there may be occasions when the normal special junmai would be a better match depending on the food it is served with. I thought that Minami Sake Brewery's sake is basically a food sake. I have a problem with taste, so it is difficult for me to get into food sake, but I think there are many different types of sake that are good for getting drunk, so I think I will have to learn more about them eventually. I don't really care, but many sake breweries in Kochi Prefecture are "sake breweries.
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Hi Aladdin, I'm so glad to hear from you 😃. I'm curious about the south, but I've never had it 🤗Yeah, but the taste notes📝 are well written and awesome ‼️
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Good evening, Jay & Nobby 😃. South was a good opportunity for me as I've seen a lot of this before but never drank it properly. Only the drinks I got when I slowed down once I was back at the table, my notes are long 😅.
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Minami特別純米 無濾過生酒特別純米生酒無濾過
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report (3)-3 I was so engrossed in the sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. The third sake from Minami Sake Brewery. I asked Mr. Minami what to drink next after having the jun-daigin, and he recommended a special junmai. So here we are, I started with the Minami Special Junmai Unfiltered Nama Sake. The note reads, "The full-bodied flavor of the rice, plus the sweetness of the rice, with a good acidity. The sweetness of the rice and the moderate acidity give it a sharp finish. It is a perfect mid-meal sake to be drunk slowly. There are two special junmai sake with different yeasts, and this one is the unbranded, normal, classic type. This one is the normal, classic type, while the next one, "Batsurae," is a bit more modern and gorgeous. The sake rice is Matsuyama-Mitsui, which is also a common rice used for rice. It is said to be suited for a light sake quality. The sake is unfiltered and fresh, but the robust rice flavor of the special junmai rice is impressive.
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Minami純米大吟醸 安結純米大吟醸
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report (3)-2 I was so engrossed in the sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. Here is the second sake from Minami Sake Brewery. The second sake from Minami Sake Brewery was Junmai Daiginjo Ayu. The note is "Tachi Haruka. The aroma is mild and gentle. It has a refreshing watery dryness, with a sharp acidity after the mid-palate, and it is dry, so it is perfect during a meal." The dryness makes it perfect for eating. Tachi-Haruka is a large grain rice with sake brewing characteristics. This Junmai Daiginjo-shu is brewed with up to 40% polished Tachi Haruka rice produced locally in Yasuda-machi. It is once-fired, but I forgot to ask whether it is a fresh-filled sake or a fresh-stored sake. Yasuda River is known for its ayu fish. This one is an ayu, but the label on the back also depicts an ayu fish. It seems to mean "people and sake united from Yasuda. It was a royal Junmai Daiginjo with a gentle, soft and crisp taste.
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Minami純米吟醸生酒 出羽燦々純米吟醸生酒
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Report on the 7th Sake Tasting Party (3)-1 The third brewery in the report is Minami Sake Brewery. Minami Shuzo Brewery brews pure, soft, and powerful sake using water from the clear Yasuda River in Yasuda-cho, Aki-gun, Kochi Prefecture. The brewery's owner, Mr. Chihide Minami, was here. Among the participating breweries this time, Minami is relatively seen in high-end supermarkets and other places, and its distribution is more common along with that of Harushika. However, I personally did not have much information about Minami, and I only had a vague image of it as "a refreshingly dry food sake since it is from Kochi. I tasted four sakes from the Minami Sake Brewery. Mr. Minami had a soft demeanor and gave us many interesting explanations. The first sake was Minami Junmai Ginjo Nama Shu Dewa Sanzu. The note said, "Sake-like aroma. It has a strong acidity and flavor. Umami in a dry taste. At first I thought, "Dewa Sanzan in Kochi Prefecture? and it was the first sake I tasted in Minami. The reason why Minami was brewed from Yamagata rice is, after all, due to the shortage of sake rice caused by last season's high temperature disorder of rice. The brewery had a connection with the farmers of Dewa Sanzu. He said, "I think we are the only one in Shikoku that produces Dewa Tsannin. He said. Looking back, I think Dewa Tsannin was brewed in a very southern style.
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Akitora蔵開限定詰 雄町 純米大吟醸生原酒純米大吟醸原酒生酒
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The 7th Sake Tasting Party Report (2)-2 I was so engrossed in the sake and conversation that I did not take proper photos of the sake. Here is the second sake from Arimitsu Sake Brewery. The second sake from Arimitsu Sake Brewery is "Akitora Kurakai Limited Tsume Omachi Junmai Daiginjyo Nama-nama Sake". The note says, "Clear aroma with acidity. It is said to be the only unfiltered raw sake at Aki Tora. It is dry with refreshing acidity and beautiful flavor. The tingling sensation of the raw sake is also good. I had to make a difficult choice between the two, but when I read "limited edition," I tend to go for the first one. However, I tasted the limited edition sake from the brewery opening to see if I could get an idea of the trend of Aki Tora's sake. I wanted to drink this sake with sashimi and other dishes. Among the participating breweries, Aki Tora, Minami, and Toyonou Ume were all from Kochi, and all of them were interesting because they were all food-friendly sakes, and each had its own differences. I don't usually choose this type of sake, so this was a valuable opportunity for me. Next time, I would like to compare the representative sake of each brewery.
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ヤスベェ
Hi Aladdin 😀 This young lady here was also a very pretty young lady with a beautiful smile 😇. I didn't know which sake represented the brewery due to my lack of study, so I got all the recommendations from the brewery staff except for Urasato-san 😀.
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Hi Yasbay 😃 You were the only red one at this event, so you stood out 😄. I didn't know which sake was the best representative of the event, so I chose by asking and by the atmosphere!
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Akitora素 発泡生酒生酒発泡
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Report on the 7th Sake Tasting Session (2)-1 Report #2 is from Arimitsu Sake Brewery in Kochi Prefecture. Ms. Yuzuru Arimitsu, the daughter of the brewer, came from Arimitsu Shuzojo, which brews Akitora. Anyway, she had a wonderful smile 😄. As we talked with her, we could clearly see that she loves her brewery and the sake brewed there. In my mind, Akitora is now the "sake with a smile" along with Nagasaki's Fukkai (formerly Fukuda) 🍶. I was only able to taste two sakes from the Arimitsu Sake Brewery. I ran out of time to return later. I need to hone my skills to be able to taste various kinds of sake in a shorter time. This was the first of only two sakes. It was "So Happo Nama Sake. The note says, "Second fermentation in the bottle. It has a sweet, umami, and bitter taste with a touch of sourness that finishes with an acidity. It is light and easy to drink with a hint of nigari. It looks like beer, but it is really sake. I like most of the nigori sake that has a bit of a "shuwashi" taste, and this one was also easy to drink and delicious! I say "looks like beer" because it is a bottle that could be drunk in place of craft beer, not because of the appearance of the sake, but it will be easy to use for camping and BBQs from now on.
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Hi Aladdin 🐦. You have a really nice smile ❣️ I'm sure you had a great time talking to Aladdin 😊. I'm sure you must have enjoyed talking with Aladdin 😊 If he explained it to me in detail with this smile, I'd buy it because it's 50% more delicious 🤣.
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Hi Pon 😃 Well, Arimitsuyu-san was explaining and pouring the sake with a great smile to everyone 😊. Unfortunately, there was no product sales at this event 😅Well, except for the products sold out at the brewery, you can buy them at Tomekawa Sake Shop😄.
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