From across the pond in California, SoGood Saké’s debut Junmai Daiginjo product is landing in the UK.
SoGood claims to be the only premium sake house in the US to grow and use its own rice: the company is using Yamada Nishiki rice grown in the Sacramento Valley to make Junmai Daiginjo. The rice is mixed with spring water from the Cascade Mountain Range to create the final product.
The sake has been described as presenting with notes of citrus, melon, honey and apple.
“Sake has traditionally been linked to rice farming in Japan. Yet thanks to California’s climate we have been able to produce a premium sake that rivals its Asian counterparts,” said SoGood Saké co-founder Ken LaGrande.
“Given the growing appetite for Japanese food and drink around the world, we’re confident consumers will enjoy our premium take on this increasingly popular alcoholic beverage…”
The offering is free from preservatives and sulphates, as well as added sugar. Wholesale retailers stocking Junmai Daiginjo include Venus Wine and Spirits, Specialty Drinks, and Master of Malt. The product is also available in selected cocktail bars in London.