Ori, in Japanese, means bottom or lower. 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.
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.
Because this is a nama-nama (unpasteurized sake), this sake is only available for in store pick up (zip codes within 20 miles of our store).
- Junmai nama (single pasteurization)
- Seimaibuai: 70%
- Brewed in Oakland, California by Den Sake Brewery
- 17 fl oz (500ml)
- 14% ALC/VOL