Dassai 23

Asahi Shuzo - Dassai

Dassai 23, To craft the ultimate Junmai Daiginjo sake Dassai 23, Yamada-Nishiki rice is first polished down to 23%. It's polished 24 hours a day for 7 days straight—that's 168 hours spent on polishing! Shop Japanese sake online.

Dassai 23

Asahi Shuzo - Dassai

To craft the ultimate Junmai Daiginjo sake Dassai 23, Yamada-Nishiki rice is first polished down to 23%. It's polished 24 hours a day for 7 days straight—that's 168 hours spent on polishing!

This is said to be the highest degree of polish in Japan, but they don't rest their laurels on this number alone; instead, they've taken their seat on the throne of all Junmai Daiginjos with Dassai 23's exquisite flavor. This sake, along with Dassai Beyond, was the sake Prime Minister Abe chose to present to President Obama during his trip to Japan in 2014.

ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
16%
VOL.
Regular price $88.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

DASSAI 23

Intense, fragrant floral and melon notes drizzled with clear honey dance on your palate. This sake is fresh-tasting without the brashness of nama (unpasteurized) sake and has a long, elegant, dry finish.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from 100% Yamada-Nishiki rice that has been polished down to 23%.

HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

This Dassai pairs well with vegetable dishes, shellfish, lobster roll and seafood dishes.

SERVING

Best served chilled and in a white wine glass to bring out the aroma and taste.

Through crises and difficulties, Asahi Shuzo has carefully innovated their own unique way to brew sake. Over the past few years they adapted their work to produce sake year-round (instead of just during sake season), something all but unheard-of in the industry. By producing sake steadily, they have succeeded in minimizing variables, allowing them to focus on the minutiae of the craft. These details include labor-intensive hand-craft methods that have been proven over centuries to yield better sake, but also the most modern technology applied in the right measure, in the right places.