Dassai 23, 39 & 45 Junmai Daiginjo Sake Tasting Set 3 x 180ml
Dassai is made at Asahi Shuzo, located in Yamaguchi prefecture in the southwest of Japan. The name means ‘otter festival’, as apparently the otters in the local river appeared to lay out the fish they had caught as if they were having a party. The brewery’s motto is every bit as endearing as their name: “there is no reason for us to craft sake unless it’s super delicious.” As a result, they produce only super premium sake of Junmai Daiginjo level, the most refined sake grade there is. Using only the best Yamada Nishiki (considered the king of sake rice) polished up to incredible levels, Dassai’s beautifully crafted sakes regularly win prizes at international competitions. They are to sake what the First Growths are to the fine wine world.
This Tasting Set provides a rare opportunity to taste Dassai 23, Dassai 39 and Dassai 45 side by side. Dassai’s sakes are named after the polishing ratio number, so Dassai 23 is exceedingly rare because 77% of each rice grain is gently milled away. This rigorous and skilled polishing unlocks all the sweet fruity nuances that can often be overwhelmed by some of the more umami and funky notes of less refined rice.
- Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake 180ml: A velvet-textured and ethereal sake that’s delicately floral with notes reminiscent of honey, melon, peach, pear sorbet, dried pineapple and candied chestnut.
- Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo Sake 180ml: A more luscious sake displaying lots of tropical fruit, mellow acidity and a finish of crystal clarity.
- Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo Sake 180ml: Expect honeydew melon, mango sorbet, pear, green apple, pineapple, gooseberry and lime, plus a filigree texture, a dry finish and a delicious umami depth.
For those new to sake, and particularly for those who are already fans of crisp white wine, there’s no better place to start your journey than with Dassai. Best served slightly chilled, we recommend tasting these three expressions as a flight or pairing them with sashimi, sushi, tempura, ceviche, aguachile, fruit sorbet, tropical macarons or a light cheesecake.
£11.48 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3401621
Style No.: 866324
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