Beyond proud to finally have the one and only Juji Asahi in Portland. YES!
A stunning pasteurized genshu from the brewery that produces ritual sake for the famous Izumo Taisha shrine. Powerful and intense rustic flavors. Notes of cocoa and spice with a robust dryness and an almost whiskey-like smokiness. Undiluted, so it is exceptionally full bodied and complex. It has that BAM but also a tart blueberry skin note on the finish, a tension and grip, an entrancing mineral texture, that makes it a greatsword-- not a bludgeon.
Made with Omachi rice grown right in Izumo.
Bolognese, aged cheeses, lamb, nut-based miso cheeses and tofu misozuke.
- Prefecture: Shimane
- Grade: Junmai Muroka Genshu
- Rice: Omachi (local)
- Polish: 70%
- Starter method: Sokujo
- Yeast: House
- SMV: +11
- Acidity: 1.9
- ABV: 17%
- Best Served: Room temperature or gently warmed.