Limit one bottle per order.
Ori, in Japanese, means sediment. In the context of sake, ori sake (also known as orizake) is a style of sake that incorporates the rice particles that settle at the bottom of the tank while aging.
We are lucky enough to get a few cases of Ori Sake from Den Sake Brewery every time they release a new batch. This is an Umami Mart exclusive, and it's one of the most coveted menu items at our bar. Read more about the ori here.
Completely unpasteurized, Brewmaster Yoshihiro Sako says this batch has a, "rice flour, artichoke, nectarine, and fennel notes, with a hint of reduced sugar. Other tasting notes include summer vegetables, a dash of lime, and rice porridge on the palate, with silky finish."
With a creamy texture, and sophisticated, slightly bitter taste, this sake is delicious alongside lighter fare.
We talked to Yoshi Sako of Den Sake Brewery about the concept and process that goes into making Ori Sake. Read the interview here.
- Brewed in Oakland, California by Den Sake Brewery
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Calihikari 70%
- Junmai nama nama
- ABV 17%
- 17 fl oz (500ml)