The Best Selling Sake in March: Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo 1.8L!

Last month's best seller was Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo 1.8L!

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.


Since this is the sake that is most often consumed by our customers, they want to make it even better than it was before, and as close to the ideal flavor as possible. As a means to achieve this, the brewery has decided to polish the standard sake by an additional 5%, which might seem like a small amount, but it clearly increases the delicacy and cleanliness of the flavor.

With engaging flavors and easy pair-ability its no wonder that this sake is popular among sake fans. “There is no reason for us to craft sake unless it’s super delicious”,  this is the Dassai way. Using Yamada-Nishiki rice polished down to 45%, this junmai daiginjo delivers fruit aromatics and delicate sweetness.

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