Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 23%
Brewery Location: Chugoku Prefecture
Food Pairings: Seafood dishes. Dishes with root vegetables. Creamy Dishes.
Tasting Notes: Dassai Hayata is made with minimum pasteurization by adding micro-bubble carbon dioxide to keep fresh aroma and flavor. It has the notes of Williams pear and white pepper. This is a restaurant-only sake which can only be sold in minimum quantities.
Brewery: Asahishuzo Co., LTD (founded: 1948)
Rather than sake that will get someone drunk, or sake that will sell the most, Asahishuzo's aim is to create sake for tasting - to brew sake that is truly delicious and enjoyable for all. Their brand Dassai is the personification of this philosophy. We must note, however, that they have no intention of brewing elusive phantom sake that doesn't sell. Quite the opposite, their hard work and convictions have made Dassai one of the most popular and universally relatable sake in the world.