Indulge in the delicate, nuanced flavours of Dassai sake, meticulously brewed by the prestigious Dassai Sake Brewery. This world-renowned brewery is celebrated for its commitment to quality and tradition, offering some of the finest Japanese sakes available today. In this deep dive into the revered Dassai Sake Brewery, we'll explore the brewery's history, brewing process, exciting new ventures, and the exquisite range of Dassai sake products that are sure to delight both sake connoisseurs and novices alike.
A Journey Through Dassai Sake Brewery's History
Nestled in the picturesque Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan, the Dassai Sake Brewery, or Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd., has a storied history spanning several decades. Established in 1948, the brewery embarked on a mission to produce only junmai daiginjo sake, the highest grade of sake, in the late 1980s. The decision was a bold one, but Dassai's unwavering dedication to quality and excellence has since catapulted the brand to international acclaim.
The Dassai Sake Brewing Process: A Blend of Tradition and Innovation
The secret behind the exceptional quality of Dassai sake lies in its meticulous brewing process. Dassai sake is made exclusively with Yamada Nishiki, the king of sake rice. Each grain is polished to at least 50%, and in the case of their flagship product, Dassai 23, the rice is polished down to an astounding 23% of its original size.
The brewery's innovative techniques have also played a significant role in its success. For instance, Dassai was the first sake brewery to use a centrifuge rather than pressing to separate the sake from the lees, ensuring a clear, pure, and unblemished product.
Dassai's New Ventures: Dassai Blue and the New York Brewery
In an exciting turn of events, Dassai Sake Brewery opened a new brewery in New York in September 2023. The brewery, located in Hyde Park, began brewing a brand new sake called Dassai Blue. This new sake is made using New York water and Yamada Nishiki rice sourced from both Japan and the US, continuing Dassai's tradition of producing only junmai daiginjo sake. The name "Dassai Blue" is inspired by a Japanese proverb and signifies the brewery's expectations that Dassai Blue will surpass the existing Dassai brand in greatness.
This expansion also marked the beginning of a proud partnership with the New York Yankees, boosting Dassai's presence in the United States. The Dassai brand can be seen on rotating signage behind home plate and other LED signage in Yankee Stadium, and Dassai sake is available for purchase in select premium seating areas in the stadium.
The Dassai Sake Range: A Symphony of Flavors
No exploration of the Dassai Sake Brewery would be complete without a tour of its extraordinary product range. From the exquisite Dassai 23, renowned for its fruity aroma and elegant flavour, to the Dassai 45, offering a perfect balance between richness and smoothness, there's a Dassai sake to suit every palate.
The Dassai Beyond, the pinnacle of their craftsmanship, is a must-try for any sake enthusiast. This ultra-premium sake is the result of years of painstaking research and brewing perfection, offering a tasting experience that transcends the ordinary. Not to forget the latest addition to the lineup, Dassai Blue, promising to bring a fresh and invigorating experience for sake lovers.
Experience the Magic of Dassai Sake
Whether you're a seasoned sake drinker or just starting your journey into the world of Japanese sake, Dassai offers an unparalleled tasting experience. Each bottle of Dassai sake is a testament to the brewery's dedication to quality, innovation, and tradition, offering a taste of Japan's rich cultural heritage in every sip.
Embrace the Dassai experience today and explore our curated selection of Dassai sake products. Discover why Dassai Sake Brewery is a leading name in the world of premium Japanese sake.