I got this sake from a friend of mine who was born in Fukuoka. The sake is “Miinokotobuki Junmai Ginjo Okarakuchi +14″(三井の寿 純米吟醸 +14 大辛口). The taste is so refreshing that I even wondered whether this is a bottle of sake! People always describes a sake as like “they are drinking water”, but this bottle is a whole new different level. It is NOT like drinking water, it has the umami of sake, but the after-taste is very strong and fresh. No wonder this bottle was rewarded with regional trophy in the IWC for 2 consecutive years.
For all the slam-dunk lovers, do you know that the character Mitsui Hisashi (三井寿) was named after this sake? The bottle label has the Shohoku Highschool uniform design. This bottle is a must-have for the fans indeed.
My recommended sake-pairing while drinking this bottle is to mix some peanut butter, soy sauce and sugar with vegetables. Instead of cucumbers, you can also choose from a wide variety of veggies: spinach, broccoli or carrots are some really good options!