Asahi Shuzo brewery took a gamble when it restructured to focus solely on Junmai Daiginjo sake, but it paid off and brought us this delightful sake. Thanks to them you can now try high quality sake at a reasonable price.
Dassai 45 is the improved version of the popular Dassai 50 which used to be known for its premium quality. In the Dassai series, which include 23%, 39%, and previously 50% milling rates, Dassai 50 was the standard, easy-drinking sake, much like regular sake in most breweries. However, Asahi Shuzo believes that just because it is every-day sake, it should not be half-decent quality, or keep being produced as the same stable quality product.