A staff and customer favorite at a great price. We love the subtle woodsey notes in this cedar-barrel aged sake, with satisfying notes of white pepper, dark chocolate, and cookie dough, all while being one of the drier sakes we've carried. Taruzake is sake aged in cedar barrels, which imparts minty, earthy notes to the final brew. This particular sake was a yamahai junmai made with Omachi rice. The result is an out-of-this-world sake – tart and lactic from the yamahai, and woodsy from the cedar casks. The flavors were wild, and we love it at room temperature.
Read about the event we had with the brewery, where we shared this taruzake with guests.
- Brewed in Nara, Japan by Choryo Brewery
- Taruzake Yamahai Junmai
- Seimaibuai: Bizen Omachi 70%
- ABV 14.5% / SMV: +1 / Acidity: 1.4
- 24 fl oz (720 ml)