The Dassai daiginjo sake has a particular “WOW” factor that is a revelation to many. Produced by the legendary sake brewery, Asahi Shuzo, the Dassai 23 sake is unimaginably smooth, complex, inviting yet approachable.
Also described as drinking liquid jewels, the Dassai 23 junmai daiginjo is a well-balanced sake that has an intense aroma, a mellow taste and just the right amount of acidity to tie it all together in a long and lingering finish.
The number following the brand name, in this case, the number 23, is the seimaibuai, or rice polishing ratio. This means that the Dassai 23 sake has been milled down to only 23%! This is what makes the sake incredibly smooth!
What most people don’t know is that initially, Asahi Shuzo planned to produce a Junmai Daiginjo sake with a rice polishing ratio of 25%. However, Asahi Shuzo found out that another producer was already selling a Junmai Daiginjo sake that has been polished down to 24%. Wanting to make Japan’s most polished sake, the producer went down to 23%. A total of 168 hours is required to polish the rice to produce the sake known as Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo.
Truly delicious and enjoyable for all, the Asahi Shuzo Dassai 23 is the ultimate sake meant for tasting. A class of its own, on the nose, aromas of grapes, flowers and strawberries fill the air. It is clean yet full of Daiginjo flavours that comes with a deep and layered structure. Look out for tastes of brown sugar, plums and minerals.
Very smooth and light, the Dassai 23 has been hailed as the best sake in the world. Once, a variety even featured this drink. Participants had to guess which was the real Dassai 23 from a taste test and one of the participants guessed it right saying, “This one is different from all of the sake I’ve ever tried. It tastes good, not like the bad experiences I had until now, so this must be the real Dassai.”
Another participant said “At first I could not get it but by slowly drinking it I could see how tasty it was”. This showed how complex, yet tasty the sake Junmai Daiginjo is.
As expected Dassai 23 reviews are raging about this delicious sake. Many have given it 5 out of 5 stars, proving it again to be the best tasting sake in the world.
How to drink Dassai 23? It has been recommended that the sake be chilled to 10-12°C or be at room temperature when drinking. This sake pairs really well with miso based dishes or fish, cheese and tofu. Enjoy the drink over dinner!
Where to buy Dassai 23? You can buy a bottle of the Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo 72cl at Whisky.my. If a 72cl bottle is not enough, you can also buy the Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo 1.8L. It will not go to waste! The Dassai 23 price is only at RM363 after discount and you can split payments in 3 to earn 2% cashback with favePay.