Well, this one sucks.
I grade sake by its aroma. The stronger its aroma, the better. I also take its price into grading. If something is way too expensive, that’s going to affect its grading negatively unless it has got a God-tier aroma or something to offset its price.
I also take its taste into account although it’s not a significant factor. But, if something tastes unique in a positive way, then bonus points.
Ozeki Junmai Sake
This sake is cheap. 11 CAD per 750ml bottle. Just because sake is cheap, it doesn’t mean it’s bad.
But this one is just plain bad. Ethanol taste is all you get from this. Warm or cold, nothing changes.
Perhaps, they know that and kindly inform us that we should add lemon or lime to it. This sake might be better off being served cold with some lime.
In fact, it does taste better that way. This is basically a weaker version of vodka.
No aroma of any kind and simply tastes bitter.