Event Organizer’s Description:
Although we just had a sake tasting last week we were offered the opportunity to host Mr. Hirohisa Kikuchi from Asabiraki Brewery this Sunday and decided to go for it. The last time he stopped by the shop was May of 2010 when Asabiraki sake was first being introduced to Hawaii. Fast forward almost a year and Yumeakari and Nanburyu sake have become very popular at the shop. Sounds like the perfect time for an Asabiraki Sake Tasting!
We’ll be tasting three different sake from Asabiraki Brewery, Yumeakari, Nanburyu and an Umeshu called Ume Kanon. Mr. Kikuchi from Asabiraki will be pouring at the shop from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm this Sunday, January 30, 2011. Sake Sommelier Ikuko Shimizu will also be on hand to assist and answer questions.
Here’s the lineup for this Sunday.
Yumeakari Junmai Ginjo “Dream Light”
Mild sake with a smooth and fruity flavor profile. Made from 100% Hitomebore rice and actually milled down to the Daiginjo level of 50%, this sake has a fragrant nose with flavors of pear and melon.
Nanburyu Junmai “Southern Stream”
Medium dry and well balanced Junmai that drinks smooth. This sake is made from Toyo Nishiki rice that has actually been milled down to the Ginjo level of 60%. Some people taste a slight pleasant cedar or “sugi” flavor although this is not a taruzake.
Ume Kanon Junmai
Umeshu is usually made using shochu, but this one is made using 100% Junmai sake. The result is a softer more balanced ume flavor with a pleasant acidity. Great with desserts or all by itself as an after dinner drink.
So please stop by this Sunday for a taste of Asabiraki sake. As always, it’s complimentary and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. See you then!
Malcolm & Nadine Leong
The Sake Shop
SAKE TASTING & SALE
Sunday, January 30, 2011
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Sake Shop
1461 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 947-7253
Fax: (808) 947-7254
Monday â€“ Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm