Sake Gumi

The first time I tried sake from Aramasa Brewery was in 2014 and I was taken immediately. I was also oblivious to the fact that bottles from this brewery were so scarce. The next time I tried it was in November of 2015 when a friend brought home a coveted bottle direct from Japan. Aramasa is famous for isolating the "ginjo" yeast #6 back in 1935 and brews sakes that are so unique, complex, and smooth that they have developed a loyal, cult following. Just as soon as they release a sake, it disappears.

That's why this is a big deal! Enter.Sake Gold is a Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Genshu that was released for the US market and only 5 cases were allocated to CA. We were able to secure one of those cases and this will most likely be the one only time I'll get to have a bottle of Aramasa sake in my possession this year. Experience hints of yogurt, mango and pralines in this smooth sake that is great chilled but reveals itself at room temperature. 

The complexity here is three fold. It's a kimoto (a traditional method of sake-making where lactic acid forms naturally vs. being added), it's been fermented in hinoki (Japanese cypress) casks, and aged for 45 days in oak barrels.

Just in time to celebrate your favorite scorpio, these bottles will not last long on our shelves. In fact, I just bought one for my favorite scorpio (me!).
- Yoko 
October 18, 2016

Features

  • Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Genshu
  • Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): 50%
  • Brewed in Akita, Japan
  • 24 fl oz (720ml)
  • 14.9% ALC/VOL

Recommended Tempurature

Serve chilled (50–60˚F), or room temp (70˚F) Recommended Tempurature for ENTER.Sake Gold ARAMASA Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo (BTL 24 oz)

Pairing Suggestions

  • chicken
  • cheese
  • crab
Please note: We are presently only able to deliver alcoholic products to AK, CA, DC, ID, MN, MO, ND, NH, NV, NM, OR, VA, WA, and WY.