An interesting name.
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.
The Shogun! sake
This sake caught my attention because of the name as well as the crest which is a legit crest of Tokugawa clan.
If you don’t know Tokugawa, how about Tokugawa Ieyasu?
If you don’t know him, then I guess it’s lost for you then.
Either way, the fact that I recognized Tokugawa clan crest as a Canadian means I am a weeb. Actually, I am a huge fan of Japanese Sengoku era.
I am guessing that the CEO of this company that makes this line of sake is a descent of Tokugawa clan. Otherwise, s/he wouldn’t be able to use the clan crest legally.
Anyway, let’s get back to the topic in hand.
This sake costs 27 CAD per a 720ml bottle which makes this sake a middle range drink you can get your hands on. This is filtered sake and its content is quite clear.
I had a bit of high hope for this sake with all that jazz with Tokugawa clan crest. But, in the end, this sake is pretty ordinary. It’s pretty mild and easy to drink. Its aroma is almost non-existent with a clear ethanol taste.
Overall, this sake is strictly average. Warm or cold, it tastes the same.