Premium Sake

Asahi Shuzo - Dassai Tenzan Brewery - Shichida

Premium Sake

Premium Sake

Asahi Shuzo - Dassai Tenzan Brewery - Shichida

Bottle 1 - 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!

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.

Bottle 2 - Shichida Junmai Daignjo

The most luxurious of the Shichida series, a junmai daiginjo packed with Shichida’s classic umami flavor. Initially fruity and complex, but turns dryer and straight forward as you taste—it's like two sakes in one! Go ahead, here's your chance to have and eat your cake. Gold Award in the 2018 Kura Master Competition in the Junmai Daiginjo and Junmai Ginjo Division.  

ML.
 720   720
VOL.
ALC.
16% 16%
VOL.
Regular price $178.00

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.

SHICHIDA JUNMAI DAIGINJO

Shichida sake is known for having a lot of umami and a clean finish. He believes in using a combination of local rice and yeast to extract that unique Shichida-style flavors and aromas. This junmai daiginjo has been aged for a minimum of 2 years to round out the flavor and has a much bigger body than the other junmai daiginjo sakes around. The texture is more delicate, thinner, silky and smooth.

TASTING NOTES



HOW TO ENJOY

PAIRING

Dassai 23 - This Dassai pairs well with vegetable dishes, shellfish, lobster roll and seafood dishes.

 

Shichida Junmai Daiginjo - Pasta with Red Sauce, Carpaccio, Sushi and Poke.

SERVING

Dassai 23 - Best served chilled and in a white wine glass to bring out the aroma and taste.

 

Shichida Junmai Daiginjo - Best served chilled in a white wine glass.