39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 27 Daku Nigori

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39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 27 Daku Nigori

 

We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 39th birthday with 39 sakes in 39 days at their splendid Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  Today we continue our discussion about dry versus sweet.  The combination of heavier sugar and lighter alcohol will yield a measurable density to which a number can be affixed.  This density is measured with a hydrometer- a small cylinder set to float inside a small tube of liquid.  An arbitrary scale has been assigned to this.

Our 27th sake is Daku Nigori, a Junmai with a milling rate of 70% from the Nigata region of Japan.  This sake has a sake meter value of -12.  We thought Daku Nigori paired quite nicely with 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 sake lovers.  Enjoy this sake is ice-cold.

And now you can taste Daku Nigori and the other fabulous sakes in this week’s flight.  In celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Waves, they bring you 39 sakes to enjoy each week featuring a different aspect of sake.  Taste the weekly flight from now until March 8th and get a stamp in your sake passport.  Collect stamps and win fantastic prizes!  On Fridays, go to santafe.com/contests/honeys-sake-symposium to enter our contest where you name all of the 5 sakes I’ve talked about that week (hint: you can read my blogs in case you missed hearing me talk about them).  On Mondays, we will draw one correct entry and that person will receive two $39 gift certificates to Izanami and a private hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves.  On March 9th we will draw our grand prize winner and that person will receive a complete therapeutic massage for two, a private hot tub for two, a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves.  We’re celebrating 39 years of Ten Thousand Waves- your passport to relaxation, from your friends at 98-1 Radio Free Santa Fe.