Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Oomuraya Brewery-Wakatake Oniotome “Namida” Tokubetsu Junmai Nama

Oomuraya Brewery has now produced this seasonal series called “Oni Otome/鬼乙女/The Goblin’s Bride” for two full years with growing success to the point that sake lovers are inquiring about its implementation every three months!
The reason for the birth of this new brand partly lies in the fact that Oomuraya Brewery’s nationally famous “Oni Goroshi/鬼ごろし/Killing a Goblin” needed a partner!
This winter edition is called “Namida/涙/Tears”! Tears of Joy naturally. Note that the Goblin’s Bride’s horns are hidden on this particular label!


And the label background color is black to enhance the white of the wedding dress!


Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 16 degrees
Dryness: + 2
Acidity: 1.5
Amino Acids: 1.0
Bottled in December 2014

Clarity: very clear
Color: very faint golden hue
Aroma: Assertive, dry and fruity. banana, melon
Body: Fluid
Taste: Very dry and fruity attack backed up with puissant junmai petillant.
Complex: pears, green apples
Lingers only for a little while before departing with hints of oranges.
The junmai petillant makes a comeback with every sip.
Stays true to its first impressions all the way through.
varies little with food , but for a somewhat sweeter turn with more oranges.

Overall: A very solid and reliable sake obviously conceived to accompany heavy food in izakaya.
Elegant enough to be appreciated on its own by dry sake lovers.
Its complexity will please the ladies in particular!


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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