It is the Mid-Autumn Festival next week 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 3 brand new Hiyaoroshi sakes with totally different flavors, so that you can enjoy the taste of autumn even you are at home!
Junmai Daiginjo Omachi
The undiluted sake is directly bottled without adding water to adjust the taste. The aroma is sweet and attractive with the note of ripe banana and melon, and the sweetness and sourness is well-balanced with the umami of rice, which makes it to be your best companion in the autumn night.
Brewed by the brewery which has won the most gold awards of sake contests in Tochigi prefecture. Spared no effort and filter the liquor with a telecentric separator, to keep the original aroma of the sake. It is full of ginjo fragrance and natural umami without miscellaneous tastes. Not only Japanese dishes, but it also goes well with Chinese dishes.
Red Leaf Princess
An Autumn limited edition sake brought by Kyoto's traditional sake brewery. Fascinating as the red leaves in Kyoto, the aroma of the sake is clean and fruity with the note of apples. Brewed with No.1801 Association yeast, it is refreshing and will surprise you whether you have it cold or warm.