Kubota Sake Tasting at Decibel

Funky Sake Bar Decibel

In early February, on the night of one of our many awful winter storms this year, I trekked over to Decibel to attend a fantastic Kubota event. They weather was storming outside, but I followed by Sake Samurai Motto:

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays the sake samurai from the swift attendance of their appointed sake tastings.

Now, not only was awesome sake being served, but the event was hosted by Masamichi Sanjo. Sanjo-san was the gentleman that gave me tour of the Kubota Sake Brewery (Asahi Shuzo) on my 2008 trip to Niigata.

The tasting on this night was a set of 3 sakes: Kubota Hekiju Junmai Daiginjo, Tokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo, and Kubota Senju Tokubetsu Honjozo

These three sakes were delicious! Sanjo-san served the Senju Honjozo with some yummy rice crackers and some preserved salmon from Niigata. It was an earthy mix and a robust flavor! A really fun way to taste a big of Niigata local cuisine!

I had such a fun time at this tasting and stay tuned for my report on another kubota tasting shortly! Thank you to Sanjo-san for bringing such great sake to Decibel!

Kubota Sake Tasting Set


Sanjo-san Introduces Kubota Sakes

Sanjo-san Explains Kubota Sake to Decibel customers

Kubota Sakes

From left to right Kubota Senju Honjozo, Tokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo and Kubota Hekiju Junmai Daiginjo