Hmm. The Organic Nigori is definitely heavy on the palate, heavier than the G. Pretty creamy, with some sweetness beyond the initial creaminess. After that, the flavors yield to a little acidity and spice on the finish. I taste the roundness that the rice imparts. Something about rice and sake, they always seem to finish well. If you haven't had any premium sake, I would say you should give this a shot. SakeOne offerings really have defined what premium sake, heck, what sake is period for me. With that said, there is some spiciness on the nose, and when the sake is real cold, e.g. just out of the fridge, I can smell the alcohol. There is almost a peated barley component for me, it is reminding me a little bit of when I drink scotch. That is on the nose, not the palate. It is certainly not overbearing, but then again, I like the peat, so your mileage may vary. Even so, I remember it being rather similar to the Organic Junmai Ginjo that is the other part of the offering. Being fair, I had not had any sake at that point.
All I can say about the cocktail is that the balance is off. It ended up being about 5 ounces of liquid at the end, but I couldn't taste the sake in there at all. If this is one of those things where you need a real subtle vanilla flavor from the rum, then I think I can safely say it isn't going to be worth the time. I am pretty sure I could replicate the flavor in the cocktail without the sake, unfortunately. I need to try something different than that recipe, for sure. I am going to try to make a collins-style drink with the same ingredients, less the rum, later, and see how that goes. Sorry to be such a downer, but I had higher hopes for this.
Not too many to count, but dang. This place has a way of building a cellar for you.