Nomidachi News Archive

February 2017



February 21

Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!


You've waited all dreary winter for it -- the first sign of spring -- now in convenient bottles and cans: seasonal release unpasteurized namazake is here!


Shichi Hon Yari ("Seven Spearmen") Namazake 

Our first spring "seasonal" release of 2017, past allotments of this sake have been scarce and have sold out very quickly.  This year we've been allocated 9 cases, and those nomidachi "in the know" have already snatched up half of them!
The nose is slightly smokey and yeasty, with notes of browned bread pastry, tangerine, and even a little mozzarella (according to Jazzy).  With a light, soft mouthfeel, it features melon and mellow fruitiness on the palate, with some smoke and earthiness mid-palate and traces of astringency and tartness on the edges and in the finish.  Yes, there's a lot going on in this shiboritate (freshly pressed) nama genshu (undiluted @ 17-18% alcohol).

Price: $45/720 ml bottle; $12/4 oz. glass (while supplies last)
Order by: Noon, Thursday 2/23 for Friday 2/24 availability
Order by: Noon, Sunday 2/26 for Tuesday 2/28 availability

 

Kikusui Funaguchi Ichiban Shibori "Shinmai Shinshu"
The "Sake Nouveau" from Niigata's Kikusui Brewery is back!  A very limited release of a Japanese vending machine classic, this sake is brewed in the autumn with newly harvested Niigata-grown rice.  Super fresh, very fruity, and at 19% alcohol, it packs its own dangerously delicious punch.


Of course, we have other scrumptious goodies on this week's menu for you to sample, so come on down and get yourself right!
 

Thanks for reading, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko

February 8

Greetings, Nomidachi!


We're excited to announce the arrival of a highly regarded new-to-Washington sake today, and we'll be open our "normal" weekend hours (Thurs.- Sat.: 2- 10 pm; Sun.: Noon- 6 pm) in hopes that you'll be able to stop by and experience some of this liquid loveliness.


Koshi no Kanbai "Tokusen" Ginjo 
Established in 1907, Ishimoto Sake Brewery is the Niigata-based brewer of the iconic Koshi no Kanbai brand.

Tokusen is a ginjo sake with subtle ginjo-ka ("ginjoesque aroma") of apples and bread.  The mouthfeel is fairly full and the sake exhibits a strong, no nonsense presence, nicely balanced with a silky, billowy texture and an elegant umami savoriness that accompanies the dry finish.  It's one of the unusual dry (+8 SMV) sake that exhibits more savory elements as it warms, and we think room temperature is where this brew really shines with sessionable, consistent, yet substantial flavor.


Of course, that's just our humble opinion.  We invite you to come in and try it for yourself this weekend and let us know how you feel.


We hope to welcome you to Saké Nomi again soon.  

Thanks for reading, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko

February 21

Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!


You've waited all dreary winter for it -- the first sign of spring -- now in convenient bottles and cans: seasonal release unpasteurized namazake is here!


Shichi Hon Yari ("Seven Spearmen") Namazake 

Our first spring "seasonal" release of 2017, past allotments of this sake have been scarce and have sold out very quickly.  This year we've been allocated 9 cases, and those nomidachi "in the know" have already snatched up half of them!
The nose is slightly smokey and yeasty, with notes of browned bread pastry, tangerine, and even a little mozzarella (according to Jazzy).  With a light, soft mouthfeel, it features melon and mellow fruitiness on the palate, with some smoke and earthiness mid-palate and traces of astringency and tartness on the edges and in the finish.  Yes, there's a lot going on in this shiboritate (freshly pressed) nama genshu (undiluted @ 17-18% alcohol).

Price: $45/720 ml bottle; $12/4 oz. glass (while supplies last)
Order by: Noon, Thursday 2/23 for Friday 2/24 availability
Order by: Noon, Sunday 2/26 for Tuesday 2/28 availability

 

Kikusui Funaguchi Ichiban Shibori "Shinmai Shinshu"
The "Sake Nouveau" from Niigata's Kikusui Brewery is back!  A very limited release of a Japanese vending machine classic, this sake is brewed in the autumn with newly harvested Niigata-grown rice.  Super fresh, very fruity, and at 19% alcohol, it packs its own dangerously delicious punch.


Of course, we have other scrumptious goodies on this week's menu for you to sample, so come on down and get yourself right!
 

Thanks for reading, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko

February 8

Greetings, Nomidachi!


We're excited to announce the arrival of a highly regarded new-to-Washington sake today, and we'll be open our "normal" weekend hours (Thurs.- Sat.: 2- 10 pm; Sun.: Noon- 6 pm) in hopes that you'll be able to stop by and experience some of this liquid loveliness.


Koshi no Kanbai "Tokusen" Ginjo 
Established in 1907, Ishimoto Sake Brewery is the Niigata-based brewer of the iconic Koshi no Kanbai brand.

Tokusen is a ginjo sake with subtle ginjo-ka ("ginjoesque aroma") of apples and bread.  The mouthfeel is fairly full and the sake exhibits a strong, no nonsense presence, nicely balanced with a silky, billowy texture and an elegant umami savoriness that accompanies the dry finish.  It's one of the unusual dry (+8 SMV) sake that exhibits more savory elements as it warms, and we think room temperature is where this brew really shines with sessionable, consistent, yet substantial flavor.


Of course, that's just our humble opinion.  We invite you to come in and try it for yourself this weekend and let us know how you feel.


We hope to welcome you to Saké Nomi again soon.  

Thanks for reading, and Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko

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