To craft the ultimate Junmai-Daiginjo sake, we have polished down Yamada-Nishiki rice to 23% of the original grain size.
Dassai 23 shows delicate floral aromas with a palate reminiscent of honey and an elegant lasting finish.
The "23" in the name is derived from the fact that this sake is made from rice that has been polished to 23% of its original grain size. When sake is crafted using highly polished rice (at least half of its original size), it can be labeled as the highest grade: Daiginjo. To create Dassai 23, the rice is polished to remove 77% of its outer surface until only a tiny core of the rice remains.
But why this extravagant polishing rate?
How to keep it?
Please keep it in the fridge (less than 10°C), and enjoy it within a month or two after purchase.
After opening, we recommend to enjoy it within the week.
Please avoid direct sunlight as premium sake such as Dassai are very sensitive to light and high temperature - it would negatively affects its aromas and flavor profile.
How to enjoy it?
We recommend to serve it at 10 to 12°C, year round - with a friend, your partner or even by yourself.
Dassai pairs well with French and Italian cuisine, but of course Japanese cuisine as well.
Dassai is not a hard liquor, but a fermented alcohol and has only 16% alcohol content.