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As Yoshiya Brewery has officially ceased operations last March, I acquired a few of their bottles for posterity, at least for the sake of his retired Masterbrewer Harushu Nakashima!

Yoshiya Brewery: Chuumasa Junmai Ginjo
Rice milled down to 50% (extravagany)
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Dryness: + 4
Acidity: +2 (high for Shizuoka)
Bottled in January 2009

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Faint golden tinge
Aroma: Fruity: pineapple, banana, vanilla
Body: Velvety
Taste: Well-rounded. Complex. Fruity attack: banana, vanilla, coffee beans.
Elegant. Shortish tail. Faint junmai tingle.
Turns sweeter with food.

Overall: Elegant sake. Fruity wit a great balance.
Calls for another sip.
Multi-faceted. Great on its own at room temperature.
Stands very well to food. Tends to sweeten up 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

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