All that glitters is not gold, but in the case of ENTER.Sake Gold Aramasa, this sake is just about as valuable and rare as finding a gold nugget.
Aramasa Brewery's Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Genshu was released for the U.S. market by ENTER.Sake, a boutique sake collection curated by musician and sake enthusiast Richie Hawtin. Only five cases of this Aramasa made it to California and we were fortunate enough to grab a case of this coveted sake.
Why is this particular sake such a big deal? For one, Aramasa Brewery has a cult following. Its loyal fans who enjoy its unique, complex, and smooth sakes are known to buy up bottles as soon as they're released. For another, this kimoto-style sake (traditionally brewed, with naturally occurring lactic acid) was fermented in hinoki (Japanese cypress) casks and aged for 45 days in oak barrels. It has hints of yogurt, mango, and pralines, which sounds delicious, but imagine how it actually tastes! Well, you can do more than imagine if you buy a bottle. Go for Gold!