One good thing about us hard core sake drinkers is that we definitely march to the beat of our own drummer. What better way to express our independence and kick off 2010 than to drink a sparkling sake for New Year’s Eve.
Last year, I posted some great suggestions for sparkling sake. Since then, there has been a new player to enter the sparkling sake arena. None other than Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling Nigori!
Dassai is a well known and beloved brand that makes a “number” of top notch sakes including Dassai 50, Dassai 23, and regular Dassai 39. The number of course refers to the milling rate or “seimaibuai” — the amount to which the rice grain has been milled prior to brewing. Dassai is now the worlds first “Junmai Daiginjogura” meaning they are a brewery that only produces Junmai Daiginjo sake.
Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling Nigori is a delicious sake and the perfect brew for those of us who want something unique for our New Years Eve bubbly. The taste is crisp and smooth with an over-the-top party on the palate for everyone who loves unique sake flavors! It’s refreshing, elegant and delicious.
Just be careful opening this sake as you would with any champagne. This sake has a lot of natural carbonation and the stopper can really snap crackle POP if you’re not careful. Trust me, you don’t want to miss a drop of this new year’s elixir!
So whether you’re at that perfect party with somebody special or home alone with Dick Clark, forge your own path and try some Dassai Sparkling Sake this New year’s Eve. Being a maverick has never tasted so good.