By: Stephen Allison
K&L Staff Member
Dassai "Otter Festival" 50 is one of the best selling premium sakes in the world. Asahi Shuzo, the brewery behind the Dassai brand, aimed to make only Junmai Daiginjo grade sake at a price that anyone can afford. My, how wildly they have succeeded. Powerful aromas of bubblegum, lychee, banana, cantaloupe and honeydew with touches of coconut. It's an irresistibly fruity and sweet nose. Big flavors and ample weight to match the generous aroma intensity. Softened acidity and umami. Finishes mostly dry, but hints of sweetness give the sake a round, silky texture. Impossible not to find this delicious!