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Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City has a habit of producing all kinds of « limited brews » every year that officionados are competing to buy within a day or two just after it has been put out!
This particular brand has just been bottled directly form a wooden cask (instead of the usual metal vats).
Sugii Brewery: Junmai Taru (wooden cask) Sake/2009 Special brew
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in December 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Aroma: Soft and fruity, well-rounded, junmai characteristics. Banana, almonds
Taste: Dry attack. Well-rounded. Complex. Shortish tail.
Ends with welcome acidity and more bananas.
Junmai tingle getting stronger with food.
Overall: Elegant, almost discreet, and complex although fleting.
Great with food of any kind.
Varies very little with food.
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery