Sake One Sampler of Six with Gift Box- Gift Week

by Wootbot

When you take a good look at Japan, one thing becomes really clear. They’ve gotta have a way to get really amazingly trashed from time to time. Remember, these are the people who made themselves a world economic power AND invented nearly every cool giant monster or robot. You don’t manage something like that sitting around eating San Francisco brownies.

The Murai Family Import Sampler & Momokawa and Moonstone Saké Sampler is a chance for you, the dirty foreigner, to sample some very distinct Saké styles. It’s great for the first timers who only want to enjoy it with ta Dragonball Z marathon, but it’s even better for the distinguished palate types who know that the Murai Family is one of Japan’s leading brewers of premium Saké.

The latter will appreciate knowing the more specific details, like how the Tokubetsu Honjozo is handcrafted with light brewer’s alcohol and Miyamanishiki rice, while the dry Tanrei Junmai hints at melon and cantaloupe, almost in direct opposition to the creamy Nigori Genshu’s propinquity for spicy foods and desserts. Whereas the former will dance around the room when they here that the set comes with an explanation of the Nebuta Warrior you see on the label. It takes all kinds.

Included with the Murai Family Import Sampler & Momokawa and Moonstone Saké Sampler is a cardboard carrying case that also provides details on the Murai Family and offers definitions of the key saké terms. For example, did you know that the characters for this type of Japanese alcoholic beverage are 日本酒? And doesn’t that look like Raiden standing in his kitchen between the refrigerator and the stove? Just a little? If you squint, maybe? You don’t see it at all? Wow. Guess that proves the Murai Family Import Sampler & Momokawa and Moonstone Saké Sampler is pretty good stuff. You should try some too!

Tokubetsu Honjozo:

  • Made with special rice & milling
  • Handcrafted with light brewer’s alcohol for aroma enhancement.
  • Rice: Miyamanishiki
  • Milling: 60%
  • Profile: Complex aromas give way to lush layers of fruit, wild flower and herbs
  • Sake Meter Value: +2
  • Alcohol: 15.5%

Tanrei Junmai

  • Classic Junmai made with pure ingredients (rice, water, yeast, koji).
  • Rice: Mutsuhomare
  • Milling: 65%
  • Profile: Crisp and dry Junmai, with melon aromas and rich cantaloupe flavors
  • Sake Meter Value: +5
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

Nigori Genshu

  • Super premium old style, partially filtered, cask strength. Shake well.
  • Rice: Mutsuhomare
  • Milling: 75%
  • Profile: Rich and creamy, pairs well with spicey foods, desserts
  • Sake Meter Value -18
  • Alcohol: 19.9%

Momokawa Diamond:

  • Style: Junmai Ginjo, Made with only rice, water, yeast and koji with the rice milled to 60% of its original size
  • Rice milled to: 60%
  • Filtration: Moromi press for first filtration with clarifying finish
  • Sake Meter Value: +4
  • Alcohol Content: 14.8%

Momokawa Pearl:

  • Style: Junmai Ginjo Nigori Genshu, Made with only rice, water, yeast & koji with the rice milled to 60%, it is cask strength and roughly filtered
  • Rice milled to: 60%
  • Filtration: Coarse mesh filtration to remove heavier particles and to allow finer elements of moromi to remain for added flavor & character
  • Sake Meter Value: -12
  • Alcohol Content: 18.5%

Moonstone Asian Pear:

  • Style: Natural fruit flavored Junmai Ginjo
  • Rice milled to: 60%
  • Filtration: Moromi press for first filtration with clarifying finish
  • Sake Meter Value: -8
  • Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Rules and restrictions:

  • Wine sold by winery (or a retailer in your state where necessary)
  • You must be 21 or older to order
  • Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
  • If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
  • Wine cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box
  • We highly recommend you use a business address as your shipping address

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If your state's not on the list, you're out of luck... for now. Keep up with the ever-changing laws over at ShipCompliantBlog.com, and/or sound the alarms with your state assembly person through FreeTheGrapes.org. Meanwhile, all Federal, state and local laws are complied with in providing this wine.