Michinoku Onikoroshi "Demon Slayer" Honjozo
Please note, this product is not available for shipping. It is available for free pick-up or delivery in Portland, OR. Dry and refreshing! This is a classic....
Please note, this product is not available for shipping. It is available for free pick-up or delivery in Portland, OR.
Dry and refreshing! This is a classic. Demon Slayer (oni-koroshi) is a common name for sake in Japan, so it can be a little confusing as to which Demon Slayer you might be ordering. (Fulamingo sells Demon Slayer sake juice boxes made by an entirely different brewery, Nihon Sakarai.)
Michinoku's Onikoroshi is probably the one you've heard of, or tried and loved at sushi that one time. This is the one. It's finely tuned, extra dry, crisp, clean, and pairs wonderfully with not only sushi, but so much other Japanese cuisine. (For me, especially tenpura, gyoza, and ramen as well.) But please don't stop with Japanese cuisine! This is also just as good pizza sake!
Honjozo style sake is one of my favorites. It's light, sessionable, and features broad, expansive, yet light flavors. It often mistakenly gets a bad rap for not being as "pure" as Junmai-style sake, when in fact Honjozo is just another side of the same coin that both it and Junmai occupy, which is "premium sake". (The more meaningful, yet entirely-a-mouthful term Tokutei Meisho-shu is cumbersome for most English speakers. So we stick with "premium sake".) Honjozo and Junmai alike are both tightly regulated by the Japanese government for what can go into them, and how they are produced. Regional wine laws in Europe and the US (DOCs, AVAs, etc.) have nothing on how seriously Japan takes the purity of "premium sake."