ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
HAKUTSURU SAYURI NIGORI
Oh sweet, gentle Sayuri. This is the sake equivalent of a soft, inviting down comforter that you just want to snuggle in like a hibernating bear cub. Starting with a light-as-a-feather nose of cream, cherry blossoms, and white grapes, it envelopes your palate in a watery cushion with subtle fruity notes of ripe cantaloupe and strawberry. It's easy, but not simple. Dive into this lush, creamy sake after a long work day when you just feel like a tired bag of bones, or after an exciting day where you want to calm your overly-stimulated nerves.
MASUMI OKUDEN KANTSUKURI
The well-worn jeans of the sake world, nothing beats the comfort that this sake gives. Smooth from the code moment it touches your lips, it has a soft aroma of mixed berries, melon, and earthiness. The toji has made efforts to keep the original rice flavors, and the abundance of amino acids gives this junmai a plush roundness that is highlighted when warmed.
HOW TO ENJOY
Hakutsuru "Sayuri Nigori" - Pairs well with dishes with a little kick to them, like noodles with spicy broth, kimchi fried rice, enchiladas, or desserts like chocolate.
Masumi "Okuden Kantsukuri" - Goes well with Japanese comfort foods—try it with grilled fish, tempura, yakitori, hot pot, marinated chicken and pork dishes.
Hakutsuru "Sayuri Nigori" - Best served chilled or at room temperature, in a wine glass.
Masumi "Okuden Kantsukuri" - Great chilled, but even better warm. Serve in a tumbler if chilled, ochoko when warmed.