Honjozo-shu taste profile. Honjozo is sake wherein a small amount of distilled pure alcohol is added to smoothen and lighten the flavor, and to make the sake a bit more fragrant. Honjozo-shu, like Junmai-shu, must be made with rice with a Seimai Buai (degree of milling) of at least 70%.
Bingo! A great sake at a great price point for what it is! This is a terrific feel-good-in-the-mouth sake that is super smooth and super round with a gentle sweetness of tangy citrus and sweet rice. Talk about velvety - the fluid of this sake is soft and heavy. But that amazing feeling is perfectly matched with unique flavors. Have you ever wanted to drink a lemon cookie with powder sugar on top? This is a very solid introduction to a Yamahai sake that has many attributes of an old-school brew.
Choryo Yoshinosugi Futsushu Taru UN12 "Cedar Country" Four Hot Words: Spicy, Cedary, Confident, & Food-friendly Some makers throw chunks of cedar into tanks for the flavor, but this brewery makes specific cedar barrels to age their “taru” sake in for full flavor and aroma.