Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri Mirror of Truth Junmai ($27.99): Kantsukuri Mirror of Truth Junmai comes in at +3 on the dryness scale. It displays aromas of red berries and cantaloupe. The palate is layered and rich showing a fruitiness that is balanced by a smooth, earthy, and dry finish. Enjoy cold, or warm up to enhance the roundness of this sake.
Masumi Arabashiri Sake ($36.99): Masumi Arabashiri is a captivating early spring “first run” namazake (unpasteurized sake) in the words of the importer, “combines the punch of just-pressed sake with the fruity taste and aroma of ginjo labels.” Arabashiri’s exuberant freshness and vivid pear and melon flavors practically explode on the palate.
Koshi No Kanbai Muku Junmai Daiginjo ($45.95): This junmai daiginjo sake from Koshi no Kanbai is made from Yamadanishiki rice with a polishing ratio of 48% and fully showcases the true umami of the rice. It is known for its expansive, profound flavor with little acidity, and offers an appealing smoothness and fragrance.