Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mansaku Mania PART 2!

Well something like that any way.
Part two is kinda catchy right?
I know what you are yelling at your computer screen right now,
"Part 2? What? You can't have a part 2 with no part 1! Are you crazy?"
Yes I am in fact crazy, but There is a part one to this story.
You just won't find it in this blog.
Part 1 came out about a year ago after the big earthquake in the northern part of the main Island.
You may remember it by the fiasco with the nuclear power plant leaking waste into the ocean.
At that time a lot of the Breweries in the area lost a lot of good sake, and didn't have enough to put out individual labels.
At that time Mansaku no Hana came up with the great idea of: "Hey, lets just blend all the leftovers together and sell it as a blended sake!"
The result: Mansaku no Hana "Jishin Saku" (Earthquake Bloom).
A beautifully blended sake that was a huge hit among Mansaku fans.
So this Year they decided to re-unleash the Jishin Saku blend upon the hungry fans,
And without further ado I bring you PART 2:

Mansaku no Hana / まんさくの花
Jishin Saku Gold Blend / 地震作ゴルドブレンド
Alcohol: 16~17% / Polish: Blend
SMV: +3
Hi no Maru Jouzou / Akita Prefecture
Tasting notes:
On the nose: Very fresh with lots of rice and Kome-Koji. Slight fruity sweetness balanced by a nice crisp bite to the nose.
On the palate: Fresh medium bodied, very dry, but balanced by a nice ricey fruity sweetness on the front of the tongue followed by an almost sour bite to the sides of the tongue on the after taste.
Other notes:
  • Although there was no earthquake this time, Mansaku still pulled off one heck of a blended sake.
  • This sake drank a little bit rougher than the average Mansaku no Hana sake, however, that is not to say that it wasn't still a mouth watering piece of work.
  • Hi no Maru Jouzou has bounced back just fine after the earthquake, and is making some other killer sakes. Definitely worth checking out their other sake.
  • I got a little behind with this post, and we are already down to our last bottle of this one at the store, so unfortunately if you missed out this year, they will probably be releasing a blended sake of some sort or another every year from here on out.
Sorry for the long lag in posting...
The store is one person short for the month, so I haven't had a whole lot of time to post in my 12 hour workday. I will try and take a little more time out soon to post again.
If not the start of next month will be back to posting as usual.
Thanks for hanging in there.

On another note if anyone out there ever feels like talking sake, please feel free to give me a call at the store or email me at!

Untill next time...


Meishu no Yutaka Staff

1 comment:

  1. Hey Carlin it's Dan! I really like your blog
    it is informative and well written. Hope to see more keep up the good work!