Rice: Kura no Hana
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%
Brewery Location: Miyagi
Food Pairings: White-Fleshed Fish, Shrimp, Shellfish, Squid and Octopus Dishes, Sushi.
Tasting Notes: Hitakami sake are highly sought after by top sushi chefs in Japan for their careful consideration and decades of practice with precisely what kinds of sake will match best with seafood and sushi - especially the difficult-to-pair white fleshed fish or delicately sweet ingredients and vinegars used in high end restaurants. Yasuke displays a restrained yet nuanced aromatic profile, and soft, elegant flavor characteristics that protect the delicacy of white fish and the freshness of vinegared silver fish, the maturity of red akami, and even the full body of conger eel. Crisp, dry, and delicious at any temperature. The name Yasuke is old slang for Sushi, used in the red-light districts and Kabuki theatre houses of Meiji-era Japan long ago.