Our range of sake and shōchū covers several styles; from the versatile Oka, which will drink beautifully with almost anything except the heaviest red-meat dishes, through the lush richness of Osagekko, which more than stands up to umami–laden field mushrooms or even beef, to the manifold delights of Fukukomachi Daiginjo – World Champion Sake in 2012 at the prestigious International Wine Challenge – which is at its most exceptional paired with conviviality and good company.
While many of the world’s greatest wines are best enjoyed with food, the very greatest sake is arguably best enjoyed on its own, allowing it to shine by itself. Many sakes, however, do pair beautifully with a variety of different cuisines from all around the world.
Three of the finest: Oka This little beauty from Yamagata Prefecture shows admirably how floral and enticing top-class Sake can be.
Osagekko Perhaps the most intriguing bottle within our offering, this Sake is produced in a comparatively unusual way. It is not diluted before bottling, so is about at 18.5% alcohol by volume as opposed to the more usual 15.5% and it is unpasteurised. Thus, once opened, evolves further from the soft fruits of first inspection to the rich, fully-rounded flesh after some time to breathe.
Fukukomachi Daiginjo What a higher accolade than its victory as World Champion Sake? This is a masterclass in why Sake exists and what a wonderful addition to our libationary repertoire it can be. Fukukomachi Daiginjo is great with all manner of cuisine, but truly other-worldly when paired with that rarest of delicacies, an open, inquiring mind.