The Best Sake Daiginjyo Manotsuru
The Best Sake Daiginjyo Manotsuru. Well, that’s what it says on the box.
As a regular traveller to Sado ga Shima (Sado Island) in the Niigata prefecture, on my last trip, I was fortunate enough to drop by the Obata Sake Brewery.
Here you can find the Daiginjyo Manotsuru which is renowned for being the sake that Air France chooses to serve it’s business class and first class passengers.
From the Obata Sake Brewery website
The ‘Four Treasures’ of Sake Brewing, from Sado, Niigata
The 3 elements that are commonly held to be crucial in sake brewing are “Rice”, “Water” and “Humans” (Brewers). In addition to the aforementioned three, we take into account the importance of “climate and nature”, which greatly influence the “Rice” and “Water”. Our motto is to brew sake where the ‘four treasures’ may work harmoniously to produce a well balanced product.
- A very flowery, fruit-like fragrance of melon and apple on the nose
- Well-balanced, light and smooth tasting, with a clean finish
- Stands out when served just a bit cooled
- It goes well with appetizers and seafood
- Served to first and business-class passengers on Air France
I’m no sake connoisseur, but I have to say that this was an enjoyable drop. It makes for a good excuse to visit Sado Island and enjoy it’s “climate and nature” whilst indulging in some nice sake.
Also, on an interesting sidenote, on my last trip to the Obata Sake Brewery I was served by the daughter of North Korean defector Charles Jenkins.
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This article is a submission to the Japanese Sake Blog Carnival hosted by The Soul of Japan.