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.
This new batch of Ori brings back the classic spicy, tart, and wild taste of batches past. We get notes of Calpis, pleasant minerality, and lemongrass, all with a unique and snappy body.
We talked to Yoshi Sako of Den Sake Brewery about the concept and process that goes into making Ori Sake. Read the interview here.
Because this is a nama-nama (unpasteurized sake), this sake is only available for in store pick up.