In what I am calling the GALLY SALE, in honor of the circumstances which led to a distributor liquidating their excess inventory, a narrow selection of rad sake in great condition is on super-sale: not too far from its Japanese retail price. Inventory is limited, which means one day we'll face a jarring and disappointing return to the original price. But that's future you's problem, not present you! NOTHING is cheap in 2023 and I HATE that as much as the next person, so I decided to pass on a huge chunk of the savings because honestly, you deserve it. YOLO, so drink good sake.
Rich and brothy. Delicious room temp, lightly warmed, all the way up to tea-hot. I love it at soup temp: around 120F.
Tastes like melted butter, warm nourishing broth, morel mushrooms, miso, sweet soy glaze, British toffee, wet straw, apple rings and Good Earth tea. Earthy and comforting with a bit of tangy spice (allspice? clove? black pepper?), acidity and smoky mineral texture carrying the finish. Like the very best warm chai of my dreams.
- Prefecture: Ishikawa
- Rice: Gohyakumangoku
- Starter method: Yamahai
- Polishing: 60%
- Aging: 2-3y
- Yeast: proprietary house yeast (likely a version of the local strain)
- Pairing: Teriyaki, grilled cheese & tomato soup, melted funky cheeses, mushroom anything
GALLY SALE- sake bottling date: 5/22 ; total available: 48 bottles
Tasting notes were recorded when this sale inventory was received on 4/18/23, and are from the specific bottling date for sale. Backstock inventory is being kept under cool (cellar) conditions and will be re-tasted at periodic intervals to confirm condition.