The pure variety of Japanese saki can be daunting to the amateur rice wine dabbler, but not as daunting as the actual prices. Here are three sakis we recommend to break your bank and leave you wanting more. All prices in USD.
Made from domestically grown rice, Daiginkokuru is well-rounded with a gentle finish and well over $110 per bottle, with the Premium Daiginkokuru ringing in at a cool $200.
Light and fruity with a wonderful nutty complexity and incisive yet distinctively early Showa Dynasty smoothness, you will pay at least $150 per 750 mL for the real Isojinam.
NIROGI GOLD SAKI
Brewed from all-natural ingredients in Akita by master brewer Hideo Nirogi, this eponymous rice wine features a nose of pears, bananas, peaches, melon, grapefruit, tomato, rhubarb, lemon, lime, sawdust, and just a trace of salt water. Be prepared to drop $125-175 on this baby.