Obata Shuzo Manotsuru "Demon Slayer" Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake
This is an Onikoroshi ("Demon Slayer") sake, which means it is very dry. Medium-bodied sake with tantalizing fruit flavors and a pleasant nuttiness on the mid-palate. Hints of mineral on the very dry finish. Best served slightly chilled and is wonderful with all types of meat.
Obata Shuzo has been hand-making boutique premium sake since its founding in 1892, using pure, soft groundwater and world-famous sake rice. The kura is still owned and managed by the Obata family (Rumiko Obata, pictured on the left). The toji (master brewer) is the acclaimed Kenya Kudo. The brewery has received Gold Medals at National Sake Competition, at the International Wine Challenge, the Fine Sake Awards Japan Competition in 2012 and 2013, and the U.S. National Sake Appraisal in 2012. The brewery has been featured in Wine & Spirits, the Los Angeles Times, and Wine Spectator.