A sake that I personally thought was quite tasty.

Dry” does not mean spicy, but rather sharp. It has a sharpness, which means that there is no harsh taste when it passes down the throat, and it passes down the throat before you know it.

The expression “spicy” is not always easy to describe. Many sake drinkers say “light and dry” as if under a spell. I am one such person.

I was lined up at a liquor store, as if to say, “Try it. So, of course, I picked it up.

  1. Yokoyama Dry
  2. What is hi-ire?
  3. Evaluation
  4. Today Snacks

Yokoyama Dry

Yokoyama Dry
Yokoyama Dry

It’s hi-ire, isn’t it?

What is hi-ire?

Hi-ire is the opposite of raw sake. It is the process that preserves the flavor the longest. If the bottle is not opened and kept at 10 degrees Celsius in the refrigerator, it will keep its freshness for up to one month. In case you are wondering, raw sake tends to run fast.

More than that, I was surprised that the brewery is on “Iki Island. I was surprised that sake is also made on Sadogashima, but I didn’t expect it to be from Ikijima.

Iki/Tsushima/Goto: The Story of Japanese Heritage Recognition] Located halfway between mainland Japan and the continent, the islands of Nagasaki Prefecture have been a strategic point of maritime traffic and a hub of trade and exchange connecting them since ancient times. In particular, the relationship with the Korean Peninsula is deep. Iki prospered as a branch state in maritime trade during the Yayoi period, and Tsushima has a history of monopolizing trade and diplomatic affairs with the Korean dynasty since the Middle Ages, flourishing as a base for relay trade and a guest site. Although its role as a transit point has diminished with the development of the economy and transportation system, ancient historical sites, castle ruins, and gardens tell the story of its prosperity, and traces of Japan-Korea exchange can be seen in local products such as shochu and noodles, as well as in folk customs and events. These border islands, which have experienced repeated reconciliation and conflict, but have also maintained continuous exchange, have been recognized as a Japan Heritage site because they are a rare area where one can feel the deep bonds between countries and peoples. This castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during his invasion of Korea (during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592) and is designated as a national historic site. The castle was built on a castle mountain in Katsumoto-ura, located at the northernmost tip of Iki Island, mainly by Shigenobu Matsuura (Hirado), with the cooperation of lords such as Harunobu Arima (Shimabara), Kimae Omura (Omura), and Jungen Goto (Goto). Katsumoto Castle served as a military base to supply and repair food and weapons for soldiers traveling to the Korean Peninsula.

Iki Sightseeing Navigation

It’s a historically important island. I had no idea that there was a local brewery here as well.

My interest was piqued, so I looked it up.

Founded in 1924. Iki is said to be the birthplace of barley shochu. For a while, they gave up making sake and mainly made shochu. They resumed making sake along the way. The story is that they have come to the present day. If you are interested, please visit the official Omoie Shuzo website.

Yokoyama Dry
Yokoyama Dry

Screw cap.

Open the bottle.

Yokoyama Dry
Yokoyama Dry

Slightly sweet aroma.

Sip it!

Japan Ranking 143rd
Nagasaki Prefecture Ranking 1st

Comment: A
The flavor comes on quickly, but it seems to flow quickly and smoothly.
The sweetness is not that apparent. It seems very smooth, and I drank it like water. I have never had the normal 7, but I heard that it is fruity, so I wonder if this is a symmetrical flavor.
I would like to compare them.

Comment: B
It is firm and dry, with a hint of acidity, but a gentle sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.
I think it is easy to match with fish and other dishes as a mealtime sake.

Tast Evaluation

Yokoyama DryEvaluation
Yokoyama Dry Evaluation

My first impression is that it is easy to drink. It is light and has a nice sharpness after finishing. The lactic acidity and sweetness are well controlled, and the taste is never boring. It has a nice fruity aroma that remains after the drink is over. The alcohol is not too strong and well balanced. The balance is perfect for drinkers. This is my favorite.

Today Snacks

lemon steak Soba
lemon steak Soba
lemon steak
lemon steak

Accidentally, today we had soba noodles and pork with lemon steak!

It was a very good combination with Sake. Soba and sake are still the best combination.

It was a very good day.

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