Divine Droplets
SAKE OVERVIEW

Drip-pressed in an ice igloo, this ultra-luxurious Junmai Daiginjo is surprisingly food friendly. Drip-pressing, or "shizuku" is a rarity by itself, and this is the only sake in the world drip-pressed in an ice igloo. Inside, the temperature remains about 28˚ F with 90% humidity. Bacteria cannot survive in these conditions, allowing the brewery to make the cleanest, most pure ultra-premium sake possible.

Tasting Notes

Spice, minerality, and banana skin dominate the aroma profile. Lychee, melon, herbs, vanilla essence and concentrated mineral flavors keep the sake focused well into its long, clean, ethereal finish.

Food Pairing

Try it with caviar, blue crab fritters, grilled kobe beef, or any mild yellow and slightly salty cheese.

Tech Details

Grade:
Junmai Daiginjo
Seimaibuai:
50%
Rice:
Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-Do:
+3
Acidity:
1.2
Alcohol:
15.6%
Sizes:
12/300ml
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Prices:
$33
$69
UPC Codes:
835603005134
835603005011

The Brewery

Takasago Brewery

• As the coldest place in Japan, Hokkaido prefecture is known as the “land of ice.”

• The region is a culinary mecca known for seafood like crab and sea urchin, which has influenced the brewery to create a Junmai Daiginjo that is more food-friendly than others.

• The brewery performs the drip-pressing method, which involves putting fermented rice lees into canvas bags so that only the most refined sake slowly drips out with no pressure applied to the mash.

Brewery Name:
Takasago Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1889
Toji (master brewer):
Yorimoto Yoshihisa
Brewery Location:
Hokkaido
Brewery President:
Tetsuya Sato