Nomidachi News Archive

March 2016



March 18
Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!Sake Nomi Display Sign    

This weekend, we're excited to bring back some rare, very popular namazake, as well as a totally captivating new-to-Washington junmai ginjo that's built to be warmed.

When you experience some of these flavors, we think you'll understand why there is such as thing as "the luck of the Japanese."
         
Arigato & Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko  
March 18
New Arrivals
Spring Seasonal Release
Seikyo "Omachi" Namazake 
     
One of our most popular seasonal selections, and we've managed to secure another case!  This tokubetsu junmai is soft and citrusy, with a luxurious, almost viscous mouthfeel.  It has notes of grapefruit and lemon throughout, creating a wonderful, beguiling contrast between the sharpness of the acidic citrus elements and the silky texture.  Traces of minerality and astringency on the edges make it an ideal pairing for oysters on the half-shell. 

Brewed with Omachi rice, the oldest recognized  sakamai ("saké rice"), discovered at the tail end of the Edo era (1603-1868).  Omachi is often referred to as  maboroshi,meaning "phantasmic" or "mystical," having to do with the difficulties involved in cultivating it and the superlative saké it can produce.


Kamoizumi Shusen
This delightful brew from Hiroshima is one of those rare junmai ginjo that are actually "built" to be enjoyed warm.  Raising the temperature a few degrees completely changes the game and brings the powerful umami to the fore.  It comes in the economical 900 ml size, too, which is nice.  

Come hunker down close to our kansuke sake warmer, and we'll take good care of you.


March 10
Greetings, Nomidachi!Sake Nomi Display Sign    

This weekend, in addition to our fabulous rotating menu, we're all about the seasonal release namazake (unpasteurized sake).  Please see below for details on the latest arrival (in stock TODAY!).
         
Arigato & Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko  
March 10
New Arrival
Spring Seasonal Release
Seikyo "Omachi" Namazake 
     
One of our most popular seasonal selections!  This tokubetsu junmai is soft and citrusy, with a luxurious, almost viscous mouthfeel.  It has notes of grapefruit and lemon throughout, creating a wonderful, beguiling contrast between the sharpness of the acidic citrus elements and the silky texture.  Traces of minerality and astringency on the edges make it an ideal pairing for oysters on the half-shell. 

Brewed with Omachi rice, the oldest recognized  sakamai ("saké rice"), discovered at the tail end of the Edo era (1603-1868).  Omachi is often referred to as  maboroshi,meaning "phantasmic" or "mystical," having to do with the difficulties involved in cultivating it and the superlative saké it can produce.

Price:  $52/720 ml bottle (10% discount on orders of 6 or more bottles.  Very limited availability -- reserve yours today!) 

While supplies last, we'll be offering the Seikyo "Omachi" Namazake by the glass, too, as well as in a flight with recent seasonal namazake arrivals Harushika Shiboribana and K oshi no Homare Shiboritate Nama Genshu.

March 3
Greetings, Nomidachi!Sake Nomi Display Sign    

Since we're operating on a slightly modified schedule (being closed on Sundays, for now), we're kind of counting Thursday as the beginning of the weekend, and this weekend it's all about the new sake and beer arrivals. 

There are some other very exciting sake we'll be introducing in the next few weeks, giving us legitimate reason to dub the month's activities "March Gladness."

We hope you'll be able to stop by soon to catch up and allow us to treat you to a taste of the good stuff!
         
Arigato & Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko  
March 3
New Arrivals 
Spring Seasonal Release Namazake
Orion Beer in cans 
"Gorgeous Plum" Junmai Daiginjo "One Cup" 
     
Two of the season's first spring release namazake have arrived, and they're available for purchase by the glass, flight, and bottle.  They are:
 
Harushika Shiboribana  
Harushika "Spring Deer" Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo
Slight yellow tint, with essence of strawberry and gardenia.  Clean and vaguely citrus. Tingly and astringent character, with mineral notes in the somewhat dry finish.  
Price: $44/720 ml bottle

 


 
 
Koshi no Homare Shiboritate Junmai Nama Genshu
Elements of rice and yeast in the nose.  Entry is quiet and soft, but then the brashness and boldness of the genshu (undiluted saké) makes its presence known.  A coating, dairy-like, "feel the heat" spread to the finish.  Direct and unostentatious; it's all about the character of the local rice.
Price: $40/720 ml bottle 



Orion Beer: Now in cans!
Orion Beer, the famous Okinawa original, is now available in convenient cans.  Pop the top, close your eyes, and savor the crisp, clean goodness of the Japanese tropics.
 





Umenishiki "Gorgeous Plum"
Junmai Daiginjo "One Cup"
U menishiki's "Gorgeous Plum" junmai ginjo has always been one of our favorite genshu-style (undiluted) sake.  This new "one cup" junmai daiginjo offering from Umenishiki was first introduced in 2006 and won the grand prix at that year's "Japan Sake Champion Cup," also picking up awards for design and in the "Picnic for Cherry Blossom" category (Note to self: get yourself invited to that competition!).

We had the pleasure of previewing the sake yesterday, and it is savory, elegant, and delicious in a conveniently compact, eminently giftable package.   Price: $15/130 ml cup
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