Traditionally, sake brewing season starts in October and runs through April – which is why we celebrate Sake Day every October 1st.
This Sake Day, celebrate with single-serve sake options. Recently, many sake lines have come out with single serve packaging that can be re-used or recycled. Not only are they attractively packaged, but they allow you to try out a few different styles before committing to a full bottle! Check out a few of our current favorites!
Maneki Wanko “Lucky Dog”
This crisp, smooth sake is packaged in a single serve carton for an easy to pack beverage that can go with you just about anywhere. The name and imagery is a play on the traditional Lucky Cat, or Maneki Neko. The futsushu sake has notes of dry grapes and bananas with an ABV of 13.2%. Pair the easy-drinking sake with rich foods, avocado, and white fish.
Yuki No Tenshi “Snow Angel”
Best served with BBQ, curry, ice cream, and spicy foods, Snow Angel’s aromas of cantaloupe and lily flowers open this delightfully smooth, creamy and fully bodied sake. The refreshing sake is a silky, delicare, and unfiltered nigori style that is meant to represent the snow of Hokkaido. On the palate notes of muscat grape, strawberry, and a milky cream shine through.
Chibi Zumo “Little Sumo”
This Junmai genshu sake bosts an impressive 18% ABV, making it truly a small but strong expression. Inspired by sumo wrestlers, the sake is a genshu, or undiluted, spirit hence the strong ABV. Despite it’s strength, the sake is smooth and rich with notes of Asian pear, almonds, and banana that pair well with cheese, and other fatty and rich foods.