Dassai 45 - Junmai Daiginjo Sake
"Fruity aromatics and delicate sweetness."
Rich and fatty among dassai collection, dassai 45 has gooseberry lime skin on the nose, a medium body with mild acidity tropical notes such as pineapple mango.
More about Dassai 45 - Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Brewery: Asahi | Prefecture: Yamaguchi
Size: 300ml or 720ml | ABV: 16%
Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Taste: Light & Dry
Serving Temperature: Cold
Pairing: Sushi, sashimi, gyozas
Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place
Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki
Brewing Method: Sokujo
Polishing Ratio: 45%
"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 on the shore fishes they caught, almost as if they are showing them off – as one would do during in 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 in much the same way otters spread out fish. More importantly, Masaoka has 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. The theme underlying Dassai sake is "Making sake is making dreams: opening a new era of sake". To us, this means that we shall never be obsessive about traditions or handcrafted techniques, but instead, we want to revolutionize sake crafting, in so doing make a sake like no one has ever tasted.