Brewery Notes: This sake is drip-pressed (shizuku), a rarity by itself, and it is the only sake in the world drip-pressed in an ice igloo which is rebuilt every year outside the main brewery building in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island.
Quality Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Seimaibuai: 50% (50% of rice grain polished away)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Taste: Spice, minerality, and banana skin dominate the aroma profile of this shizuku-pressed sake. Medium-bodied with a clean impact, the flavors run the gamut of a well-crafted Junmai-Daiginjo: melons, herbs, vanilla essence and concentrated mineral flavors, with a long, ethereal finish.