Nihonsakari Nama Genshu Daiginjo Draft Sake
AKA vending machine sake
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.
Vending machine sake
This is vending machine sake. You can find these in Japan from sake vending machines. The can is only 200ml for that purpose. It also comes in an aluminum can.
It’s 7 CAD for a 200ml can. I tend to drink 600ml of sake at once, so cost wise, it’s right there on average.
I didn’t expect much from this sake. I mean, it’s vending machine sake. If you are desperate enough to purchase your liquor off a vending machine, you’ve got issues.
To my mild surprise though, this is very good sake especially when warmed. It is quite identical to Rei sake I’ve reviewed. It’s got a sweet taste with an added aroma of mild chestnut. In fact, this is one of the best sake I’ve consumed thus far.
I repeat, I was mildly surprised how good it was. Don’t think cold or in room temp though because its aroma decreases significantly.
I am going to order 30 cans of these. I will miss these when its stock run out.