OHYAMA “BIG MOUNTAIN” SAKE TASTING
OK, most important thing first. Due to a misunderstanding with our importer, the Ohyama sake tasting that we’ve been telling everyone is scheduled for this Friday (08/05), is actually scheduled for this SATURDAY (08/06)!Our apologies for the confusion and any inconvenience this may have caused. Now that we’ve cleared that up … ONWARD!
For summer last year we brought in a seasonal namazake from Ohyama. “Ohyama Nama” was a big hit with everyone and of course we brought it back again this summer. With the popularity of Ohyama’s namazake, we thought our customers might want to sample more sake from this wonderful brewery. Thanks to our importer (Japan Prestige Sake Association) we’re doing just that by hosting Mr. Yoshiaki Kato and his Ohyama sake this Saturday at the shop.
Please join us this Saturday (08/06) for our Ohyama Sake Tasting from 5pm to 8pm. We will be sampling SIX different sake from Ohyama brewery including a FIRST TIME TO THE US Ginrei Ki-Ippon Junmai Daiginjo!
Here’s the lineup.
OHYAMA TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Light and smooth with clean aromas of fruit and grain. This sake has a round mild sweetness that is nicely balanced with a pleasant acidity. Finishes dry and crisp.
OHYAMA GINSUIKA JUNMAI GINJO
Well balanced aromas of marshmallow, pear and flowers. Elegant sweetness with a fine acidity makes this sake very refreshing and easy to drink.
OHYAMA NAMAZAKE TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Everyone loved this at last month’s Summer Namazake tasting so why not try it again. This unpasteurized sake is light and refreshing with the flavors of peach and apple and a medium dry finish. Perfect for summer!
OHYAMA NIGORI TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
One of our favorite Nigorizake because of it’s dry finish. This nigori drinks light and clean with the aroma of apple and pear. As with all nigorizake, this sake contains bits of unfermented rice particles that give it a nice texture on the tongue. It finishes dry with a slight ricey flavor.
OHYAMA FU-IN JUNMAI GINJO
Some of you who have tried Tsukasabotan’s Fu-in might be doing a double take right now. Ohyama Fu-in looks just like Tsukasabotan but it comes in a red bag instead of a black one. This Ohyama Fu-in sake and Tsukasabotan’s Fu-in are custom sake made ONLY for Japan Prestige Sake Association.
OHYAMA GINREI KI-IPPON JUNMAI DAIGINJO
FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES! Flavorful sake filled with fruity aromas of apple and pear combined with almonds and mineral. Mild but expansive sweet flavor balanced with a crisp acidity and viscous texture. Peppermint finish.
So please stop by the shop this Saturday for some Ohyama sake. Meet Mr. Kato from Kato Kahachiro Brewery and sample some of his sake. We’ll be sampling until 8pm or until we run out of sake so come early. Hope to see you there.
Malcolm & Nadine Leong
The Sake Shop
OHYAMA COMPLIMENTARY SAKE TASTING & SALE
Saturday, August 6, 2011
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm