Hudson Valley sake brewery releases its own bottle of Junmai Daiginjo
A Junmai Daiginjo sake, Dassai Blue Type 23 is the flagship product of Dassai Blue. It offers complex floral and pear aromas, alongside an elegant and powerful texture, followed by a long and pleasant aftertaste. It is made batch-by-batch using handmade koji from Yamada Nishiki rice sourced from Japan.
“Dassai 23, Dassai’s flagship product, showcases a delicate yet powerful profile achieved through precise rice polishing—23% ratio, removing 77% of the outer layer. This craftsmanship underscores our dedication, propelling Dassai to Japan’s pinnacle,” says Chairman Hiroshi Sakurai. “We are confident that this new, American-made Dassai Blue Type 23, prepared in the esteemed Type 23 fashion will evoke fresh excitement in those who experience it.”
Over the last several years, Hiroshi and Kazuhiro Sakurai, the father and son, 3rd and 4th generation Dassai Chairman and President, refined the brand and expanded its markets, with Dassai Blue their biggest step into the global sake market. This venture aligns with Chairman Hiroshi Sakurai’s dream of sharing Dassai’s with the world, making Type 23 a noteworthy addition to the brand’s already prestigious lineup.
The Dassai Blue Sake Brewery is located at 5 St Andrew Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538 (2 hours north of Manhattan via car or Amtrak). It is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 pm-5 pm for small group tours and tastings by reservation through Tock.
Dassai Blue Type 23 will be sold at the brewery, Union Square Wine & Spirits, Hanamaru Mart, Sakagura, and other retailers and restaurants for an SRP of $79.99.