Looking for the ultimate sake via blind tasting by Chopsticks NY

Sakes recommended to New York consumers

No. 1 Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

No. 2 Tatenokawa 18 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamagata pref.

No. 3 Gasanryu Gokugetsu from Yamagata pref.

No. 4 Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.
No. 4 Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai from Iwate pref.

No. 6 Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo from iwate pref.
No. 6 Ozeki Tokubetsu Junmai Yamada Nishiki from Hyogo pref.
No. 6 Naraman Junmai Muroka Bin Hiire from Fukushima pref.

The judges’ personal favorites

No.1 Gasanryu Gokugetsu from Yamagata pref.
No.1 Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

No.3 Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai from Iwate pref.
No.4 Tatenokawa 18 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamagata pref.
No.4 Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

NYC: August 2011 Hakkaisan Restaurant Week

Join us to celebrate Hakkaisan Sake this August in NYC. You can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake paired with some delicious food or Hakkaisan sold at a special price! The participating restaurants this month include Robataya and b flat. Check out the Specials Below and we hope to see you at Hakkaisan Restaurant week! For updates be sure to Like us on Facebook!

b flat
277 Church St (Basement level)
New York, NY 10013
212-219-2970

Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai over hand crafted ice $10

Bflat uses a large ball-shaped ice cube that is hand-cut with a deba bocho, or Japanese sashimi knife, by NYC’s best bartender Shinichi Ikeda. Don’t miss the chance to try this unique custom made drink!

Robataya
231 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10003
212-979-9674

Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai Carafe $10 (regular price $14)

“Sake And The City” 7 for Web Magazine OPENERS (Japanese only)

OPENERS “Sake And The City”

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Aburiya Kinnosuke Summer Special Premium Shochu Night

Featured artisan shochu is “Barley KANNOKO Shochu” from Satsuma Shuzo,
Established in 1936 in Kagoshima, Japan.

This premium Kannoko Shochu is a single distillation Shochu (Honkaku Shochu) made from 100% select barley, using traditional artisanal methods. “Kannoko”, which in the Kagoshima dialect, means a ‘river protected by the gods’ is named after a stream in southern Kagoshima Prefecture. Kannoko has a rich and mellow flavor with a gentle aroma. Kannoko’s amber color comes naturally from the 3-year oak barrel aging process. Containing all natural ingredients and no additives, try this premium Kannoko shochu with your favorite foods!

Glass $6 Carafe $25 Bottle $50

1. Kannoko with Sparkling Seltzer Water “Highball” style
Shochu 1 : Soda 3-4

2. Kannoko On The Rocks

3. Kannoko with Water “Mizu-wari” style
Shochu 1 : Water 3-4

4. Kannoko with Oolong Tea “Oolong-wari” style
Shochu 1 : Oolong Tea 3-4

What’s “HONKAKU” Shochu? How is Shochu different from Nihonshu (sake)?

Aburiya Kinnosuke

213 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

(212) 867-5454

 

Tohoku brewer eyes global market

Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery talked about Fukushima in Asahi.com. Please check this out! (click image)