It is September and leaves in Japan are going to turn red soon, reminding us the new 'Hiyaoroshi' sake is going to hit the market. 'Hiyaoroshi', the autumn sake only available from September to November, is unique because it is only pasteurized once and has been aged. Its mouthfeel is fresher than regular sake, yet smoother and less sharp than Namazake. Hiyaoroshi goes well with the autumn saury and salmon, which are also the popular cuisine in autumn. This month, Saketora is brining you 4 brand new special sakes only available in autumn with totally different flavors, and also a 10% OFF free shipping sake set, so that you can enjoy the taste of autumn even you are at home!
Myokosan Junmai Ginjo
The rich fruity aroma from the yeast, together with the umami of sake rice and puffiness from the soft water, the overall has become more balanced. The umami of sake rice is just right, and the aftertaste is short and clean, which is very suitable for food pairing.
Junmai Daiginjo Genshu
With the notes of peach, green apple, strawberries and marshmallow, this Junmai Daiginjo is fruity and sweet on the attack. It shows hints of grass on the finish, so the balance is great. Since it is only pasteurized once with short ageing period, it is still young, fresh and clean. An excellent autumn sake.
The fruity aroma is deep and elegant with a refreshing and soft mouthfeel, while the umami of sake rice is outstanding. The light sourness from the gohyakumangoku sake rice makes the sweetness more prominent. The refreshing aftertaste can also wash away the greasy mouthfeel, making it a perfect choice for food pairing.