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March 15, 2019

Sake sake sake

Drinks at Tamanegiya in Tokyo.


Hatsukame Daiginjo Yuzuki (初亀 大吟醸 遊月), 28BY - seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 35%, limited to 100 bottles.  A bit sweet on the attack, but more spicy than expected.  Still very clean.

Hatsukame Ashinaya Organic (初亀 足名屋 オーガニック), 29BY - sweet and starchy nose with a little bit of floral notes.  Very subtle and elegant on the palate, with a long and dry finish.

Gikyo Junmai Daiginjo Tae (義侠  純米大吟醸  妙), 29BYseimaibuai (精米歩合) of 30%. Nose was kinda muted, but the palate was much more complex, with a spicy attack and good intensity mid-palate.

Apparently the brewery's owner passed away last month, so I drank a glass in his honor.

Juyondai Junmai Ginjo Dewasansan Unpasteurized (十四代 出羽燦々 角新 純米吟醸 生酒), 30BYseimaibuai (精米歩合) of 50%.  Nose of banana.  Very soft.

Bijofu Yuzu Liqueur (美丈夫ゆずリキュール) - it's been a while since I last had this.  Gotta be done.  Over crushed ice as always.  Still love that amazing citrus.

Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo 40% Tojo Akitsu Saito (磯自慢 純米大吟醸40 東条秋津西戶),  29BY - fermented, starchy, pretty rich and intense, kinda spicy.

Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo 40% Tojo Akitsu Tsuneda (磯自慢 純米大吟醸40 東条秋津常田),  29BY - less starchy rice, more fermented, not so spicy, a little more elegant on the nose.  My favorite of the three.

Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo 40% Tojo Akitsu Furuke (磯自慢 純米大吟醸40 東条秋津古家),  29BY - a bit more starchy, smooth and soft on the palate.


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