Friday evening, while at poker, I brought a bottle of Shutendouji Oh Oni Sake ($40). This is a Namazake and only released in the spring. It is a limited production sake with only 120 cases being made. It uses estate grown rice, a rarity in the sake world. In addition, the label is a woodcut so that each bottle is unique.
This was a superb sake, very smooth and with a multitude of flavors, including some apple, melon and floral tastes. It seemed both delicate at times and heartier at others. It was very easy drinking, without even a touch of bitterness. It is a dry sake and needs to be serve chilled. A definite Drink & Buy.