J-drama “The Pride of the Temp 2020” (ハケンの品格； Haken no Hinkaku) is coming to an end. Given it is their second season, their rates and review are doing quite well. As a J-drama fanatic myself, after doing some research, I am introducing you my choice of “The Pride of the Temp 2020” inspired sake! (Because I can!)
1. The Tipsy Newbie
Chiba Konatsu (千葉小夏) joined S&F as a new temp as a fresh graduate. It is difficult for graduates like Konatsu to adapt a whole new workplace and things can sometimes be too much. To enjoy some me-time after work, I’d definitely recommend you try the recent hit Kaze no Mori (風の森)
The brewery was established in 1719 and the brand Kaze no Mori was founded in 1998. This sake has a pear-like scent and rich taste resembles apple and yogurt flavour, making it a perfect fir for newcomers of sake. The packaging is also cute and refreshing, wouldn’t look too old-fashioned!
Kaze No Mori Akitsuho Junmai Daiginjo Shibori Hana
(風の森 秋津穂 純米大吟醸 しぼり華)
Rice-polishing ratio: 50%
2. The Career Woman
If I say Omae Haruko isn’t an inspiration I’d be lying … She is an independent, strong woman that upholds her own principles. She can make or break a company. For such character, Onnajoshu (女城主)
A lady war-lord is probably a very good description of Omae Haruko’s character. This dry junmai-shu gives you a taste of rice in its pure form. The fresh taste making it easy to be served while warm and gives a strong punch like shochu when served cold.
Onnajoshu / Karakuchi Junmai
Rice-polishing ratio: 60%
3. The Middle-management
It maybe remarkable for Satonaka Kensuke to become the head of a department in his age in Japan. Behind his success, he had also given up a lot including his private time.
Our own brand “Gi” is perfect for him/her/them. The pursuit of 19% rice-polishing ratio is like Kensuke working as hard as he could during his 30s for a better living. Working hard and achieving through their limits before stepping into a new stage of life. The gorgeous scent of Gi also reminds one of their sweet and carefree youth.
“Gi” Genshu Junmai Daiginjo
(岐 原酒 純米大吟醸)
Rice polishing ratio: 19%
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