“What is your best selling sake?” we’re often asked. Now that we’ve completed our first full year, we thought it was a good time to answer the question for all with that particular curiosity. And so, presented in Letterman fashion, the most popular sake among SAKAYA customers in 2008 are…
10. Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo (Ishikawa)
Slightly rich fragrance with aroma of steamed rice and flavor, it is one of sake which goes well with a variety of foods.
9. Denemon Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
Delicate and clean sake with hint of honeydew and apricot, it goes well with sushi and sashimi as well as turkey or chicken breast.
8. Dassai Nigori (Yamaguchi)
This nigori is slightly sweet with clean finish, it goes well with spicy food and will stand up to Indian and Thai food.
7. Kikusui Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
This sake in the beautiful bottle is popular for gifts as well for people who enjoy its clean, delicate flavor profile.
6. Miyasaka Yawaraka Junmai (Nagano)
A sake that is slightly on the sweet side, it has a hint of coconut flavor with a clean finish. It can be sipped as an aperitif or drunk with soy sauce flavored dishes.
5. Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Sake (Okayama)
This festive sparkling sake is infused with rosehip and hibiscus, and has a light pink color with slightly drier finish.
4. Yuki no Bosha Nigori (Akita)
A delicate nigori with hint of strawberry and peaches, this sake is pleasantly fruity yet delivers a clean, dry finish.
3. Kokuryu Gohyaku Mangoku Junmai Ginjo (Fukui)
With the sleek, elegant look of its recently redesigned bottle, this delicious sake became even more popular as a gift item. It is deep and full flavored with a slightly creamy texture and pairs easily with cheese as well as grilled, roasted, and broiled foods.
2. Dassai 50 Junmai Ginjo (Yamaguchi)
Altogether pleasing and easy to joy, Dassai 50 is delicate, slightly sweet, and elegant.
And, the #1 sake sold at SAKAYA in 2008 is…….
1. Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Nama Genshu
Unpasteurized and undiluted, this tasty sake in the novel package flies off the shelf quickly. Rich and bold with hint of coco and chocolate, its convenient size and bold flavors (and low price) made it SAKAYA ‘s crowd-pleaser of the year!