This Friday is Sake Day, and of course we plan to celebrate it at the shop! Now I know you’re thinking that this is some fictitious holiday we made up as an excuse to drink more sake, but there really is a Sake Day. I would love to take credit for it’s creation, but it actually originates in Japan where it’s called “Nihonshu no Hi”. See the explanation below.
So even though we normally hold samplings on Saturday, this week we’ll be holding a special all day sampling on Friday, October 1st to celebrate Sake Day. Start your weekend a little early and stop by the shop for a taste!
Here are some of the tasty beverages that we’ve lined up for Friday.
Tedorigawa Iki na Onna Daiginjo
Iki na Onna or “Lady Luck” was originally made for the Organization of Women Sake Sellers in Japan. Great sake that drinks smooth with a dry finish.
Ginga Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo
They brew this sake in an IGLOO that they make outside of their brewery in Hokkaido, drip press the result and call it “Divine Droplets”. What else do you need to know?
Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu
The distributor promised us that our Narutotai order would be in before this Friday so we are planning on sampling this again. We were sold out at our tasting 2-weeks ago so many of you already know how good this sake is.
Kotsuzumi Tokubetsu Junmai
Gold Medal Winner at this years US National Sake Appraisals/Joy of Sake and brand new to our shop. Full bodied sake that finishes dry.
Kamoizumi Kome Kome
Technically a “Sake Extract” this super sweet low alcohol sake drinks more like a Riesling and scores an incredible -60 SMV!
Tsukasabotan Yama Yuzu Shibori
This refreshing Yuzu flavored sake is something we’re considering to stock in our shop. Try some this Friday and let us know what you think.
We’ll probably add a few more sake to sample just for good measure since this is Sake Day!
Malcolm & Nadine Leong
The Sake Shop
Complimentary Sake Tasting
The Sake Shop
Friday, October 1, 2010
10:00 am to 7:30 pm
What is Sake Day?
Sake Day is called “Nihonshu No Hi” in Japan. It represents the original start of the sake brewing season in Fall. Nowdays technology allows brewers to start making their sake earlier and finish brewing it later, and the official start of the brewing season for tax purposes is actually July 1st. But tradtion still holds for Sake Day as it is still celebrated on the 1st of October. Come by and celebrate with us this Friday!