The Tobiroku is a Ginjo sake from the Dewazakura Sake Brewery. The sake belongs to the Yamagata Prefecture. It is made with the Miyamanishiki and Yukigesho sake rice. This bubbling sake is quite unique. It is dry and sparkling and quite crisp. The sake has an interesting fermentation process with a second fermentation within the bottle.
Patrons agree that the English name of ‘Festival of Stars’ is rather apt for the drink. The Tobiroku also has a hint of nigori which adds an interesting texture to the drink. It has a fruity, citrus nose. The first sip reveals a fruity and spicy taste that is quite interesting.
Nanawarai Namachozoshu Kisojinoonna
The Nanawarai Namachozoshu Kisojinoonna is a ginjo from the Nanawarai Shuzo. It has a low alcohol content and is great for a beginner to sake. The drink is a Namachozoshu, which means that the drink is pasteurized once before it is bottled. This ensures that the drinks tastes fresh and light.
The Nanawarai Namachozoshu Kisojinoonna has a nice aroma of pear and green apple which sets a great ambiance for the taste of the drink. The first sip reveals a nutty, creamy and verdant flavor. The complex taste of the drink is revealed slowly and should be savored. It is best served chilled and is best paired with foods like sushi and sashimi.