Mindy’s Pick of the Year…and it’s only January

The Floating World Artisan Sake Imports has brought us some of the most beautiful, unique and rare treasures I have seen in a while.  The Mukai brewery dates back to 1754 and the current Toji (sake brewer) is the eldest daughter of the family, Kuniko. She is one of the first professional female sake brewers in Japan. Kuniko experiments with unusual rice and yeast combinations and uses a rare red rice in part of the fermentation.

All their sakes are made by hand in small batches by small, family owned companies using locally grown rice. Each one is lovely and captivating. It was love at first sight, smell and taste for me. For those who are not sake fans, this one may change your mind. The Mukai Shuzo Inemanki from Kyoto is incredible and so versatile. It really shows you what a sake can be. Of course, you can grab a bottle and go to your local BYOB sushi spot, but there is so much more. This sake has a light smokey nose and pairs beautifully with our meats here at the LUSH snack bar, try it with the duck prosciutto. It is slightly fruity and balanced by a stunning acidity that is a perfect compliment to cheese. If you want to go Tapas style, get a little tin of Spanish octopus and you won’t know what hit you. Then again, you can just sip it slowly as an aperitif, all on its own.

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