Ginga Shizuku (Divine Droplets) Junmai Daiginjo Sake

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Brewed by Takasago Shuzo Sake Co.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 468   ABV: 15.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-do: +3
Seimaibuai: 50%
Notable Facts: Each year, after the temperature drops below 14 fahrenheit, they build an Ice Dome outside near the main kura building. It is basically an igloo inside of which the temperature stays about 28 F, with 90% humidity and no wind The low temperature means "nasty bacteria" cannot survive, and it allows them to make clean, pure, ultra-premium saké. Additionally, they separate the clear saké from the fermenting rice lees not by pressing, but rather by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the saké to drip out slowly overnight, with no pressure at all applied to the mash. The Cadillac of Daiginjo sake is Shizuku-style sake, the equivalent of wine made from free-run juice.

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Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - picked up in Japan. Pours totally clear. The nose has creamy vanilla, white rice, biscuits. Medium sweet flavour with restrained alcohol, nice vanilla frosting, wheat bread, hints of melon. Full bodied, lightly oily. Fairly clean finish, nice warmth, touches of coconut, more creamy vanilla, pale bread, white sugar, a bit of smooth rice. Very drinkable stuff. I like it.

3
WingmanWillis (421) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Bodney Towers. Thanks to the L Dawg for this. Pours clear with a little green tinge. Aroma is rice, booze and a little aniseed, vanilla and bubblegum. Taste is rice, boozy grain with a little vanilla. Not bad.

3.9
Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. Crystal clear. Earthy pear, slight sweet rice husk, plum, and light alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is very similar, with some dragonfruit and vinous qualities. Lighter very soft velvet body.

4.4
Travlr (26132) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2015
In Honolulu, at a sushi joint. Crystal clear. Spicy aroma, rye and mixed seeds. Taste is bright, minty, very dry. Pillowy mouthfeel. Delicious.

4.6
Hirotoma (473) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 30, 2012
Chi più chi meno trovo che il sakè quello vero, sia una bevanda strepitosa! Questo però è forse uno dei migliori!

3.6
fonefan (51136) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012

Bottle 300ml.

Clear light yellow colour almost cristal clear water with a yellow note, with no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, fruity, pineapple ? light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, fruity, rice, tart note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120419]

3.5
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - no head. Cedar, light sweetness, minerals, sharpness, zesty, flowery, apples, light licorice, light rice. OK.

3.8
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Thanks Jaan for sharing this bottle. A clear sake with a lovely aroma of coconut, pineapple and alcohol. Similar flavours. Very nice.

3.6
dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
From bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Just off-clear slightly yellowish pour. Nice open complex nose, coconut, slightly plastic, zesty lemon, touch of open alcohol. Very inviting. Lovely slight dryness, hint of vanilla, rich coconut, perfumed, not at all rough, well-crafted, some alcohol in the end but overall very smooth, very drinkable. Nice.

3.2
cgarvieuk (26013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
bottle at home ... clear ... earthy ... mushroomy soft rice... mellow ... open alcohol ... rich ... light spice ... barest mushroom... but its definitl there ...hint of oft mellow rice ... and there no escaping the mushroom qualaties.... remind me a bit of the very aged sake i didnt like ...


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