38 Sakes in 38 Days: Day 35 Daku Nigori
We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 38th birthday with 38 sakes in 38 days at their divine Japanese restaurant, Izanami. Today we conclude our discussion about the finishing touches of sake making.
To sum it up, if the word “unfiltered” is on the sake bottle label and it’s white, its’ nigori. If the word “unfiltered” is on the label and it is clear, it is muroka.
Our 35th sake is Daku Nigori, a junmai with a milling rate of 70% and a sake meter value of -12 from the Nigata region of Japan. A perfect pairing with hot, spicy foods like Chef Kiko’s kushiyaki and spicy fried chicken, this nigori is thick and full of savory sweetness with a strong backbone of junmai sake that gives it a satisfying finish for alcohol lovers. Enjoy ice-cold!
Now you can taste Daku Nigori and the other fantastic sakes on this week’s flight and see for yourself how delightful it is to pair exquisite food with amazing sakes at Izanami. On Fridays, go to santafe.com/passport to enter our contest where you name all of the sakes I’ve talked about that week (hint: go can read my blogs in case you miss hearing me talk about them). On Mondays, we will draw one correct entry and that person will receive two $38 gift certificates to Izanami and a private hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves. On March 4th we will draw our grand prize winner who will receive a complete therapeutic massage for two, a premium hot tub for two, a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves. We’re celebrating 38 years of Ten Thousand Waves- your passport to relaxation from your friends at 98-1 Radio Free Santa