"Luscious and juicy character with a nectar-like sweetness on the palate, followed by a long bright finale."


On the nose, fruity aromas of apple, pear and strawberry give way to koji rice and honeydew. Plush, with a very wine-like acidity and a long finish, Dassai 39 is chewy, round, and soft, yet bright and lively - the perfect balance in a sake.

Characteristics of Dassai 39

ABV: 16%

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki

Yeast: N/A

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 39%

Acidity: 1.3

SMV: +3

Food Pairing

Filet mignon, lobsters

Recommended Serving Temperature



The Asahi Shuzo is located in Yamaguchi prefecture.

The Asahi Shuzo

"Dassai" literally means "otter festival". It is a word that was used long ago in our region, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as many otters were frolicking in the nearby rivers. Otters would lay out the fishes they caught on the shore, almost as if they were showing them off – as one would do during a festival. A famous haiku poet named Masaoka Shiki took "Dassai" as a pen name because he would often scatter his reading material all over his room like otters spread out fish. More importantly, Masaoka revolutionized Japanese literature during the Meiji era. And because we want to convey this notion as well, as part of our philosophy of sake crafting. Dassai's sake theme is "Making sake is making dreams: opening a new era of sake". This means that we shall never be obsessive about traditions or handcrafted techniques. Instead, we want to revolutionize sake crafting and make sake like no one has ever tasted.