Junmai Nigori. 70% Polish. 14.9% ABV. This is milky/cloudy (the bottle was intentionally shaken before serving), opaque. A viscous texture. On the nose, it has a "rice milk" quality with slight melons. The palate is more about a honeydew fruit quality. Very interesting. Refreshing.
This is 15.4% ABV. 65% Polish. Clear and looks like water. The nose is fruity with cherries and pineapple. On the palate, this is fille with cantaloupe. Some vanilla. Very smooth and easy to drink.
15% ABV. 60% polished (40% remaining). Green/gold in color, cloudy. The nose has lanolin and slight mint. Slightly viscous texture. Dry. There is a perception of alcohol but not really noticeable. A herbal note on the palate. Some warmth on the finish. This drinks easy and has depth.
As the name says, this is a lightly cloudy Sake. Cloudy white in color, opaque, sort of like mixing lemonade and milk. Not much nose to speak of. On the palate, this is sort of like a milk candy. Very smooth. Some coconut on the finish. Not refreshing but enjoyable and certainly different.
Pale silvery/yellow in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is interesting with pineapple and slight mint. Very smooth. Slight malt note. On the palate, this is peppery with alcohol on the finish. Very easy to drink but some substance here, too. 300ml.
Clear in color, this looks like water. The nose is light but there is some slight pine and a touch of tangerine. Slightly viscous. On the palate, Umami and alcohol (but restrained). This is very deep and complex. It comes off as simple but really is intriguing. Smooth finish. 300ML
Very interesting and different. 5.5% abv. Pale gold/silver/green in color, clear and bright. The nose has cucumbers, peach and orange cream soda. On the palate, more like orange creamsicle. Slightly sweet. Nice fizz. Lower acidity. Drinks like soda pop - easy. This is enjoyable and fun. 300ML.
The name is derived from a local legend that mysterious lights appeared on Mt. Kirin in the past. Locals believed that the lights are paper lanterns carried in the fox-bride procession. The event is celebrated in Niigata every year at the fox-bride festival. Vary, very pale silver/yellow in color, clear and bright. The nose has a slightly floral quality to it along with cashews. Viscous/oily texture. On the palate, firm umami notes along with a bit of nuttiness and slight mint on the finish. Very smooth. No heat.
Very clear in color with just a touch of yellow. The nose is faint with slight banana and umami notes. Slick, oily texture. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is dry with umami notes (truffles?). Slight pineapples and alcohol. Finishes dry with umami. Very enjoyable. 300ML
This is brewed in Hiroshima, by one of Japan's only female brewery owners and Tojis. Known for remarkably soft water that requires expert skill to use in sake production. It has a diluted silvery/gold appearance, clear and bright. The nose has lemons and pine and with air a bit of powdered sugar notes. Viscous texture. On the palate, this is chalky and clean with light citrus (lemons?). The finish seems a bit soapy with an herbal notes. Some warmth. 300ML