Full Review

Ichishima

Ichishima
Seishu Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Ichishima
Seishu Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 15%
Brilliant silver color. Aromas and flavors of jicama and bananas in cream, doughy biscuit, hint of potato skin and walnut, and vanilla candle paper wrapper with a silky, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp finish revealing impressions of vegetable broth, coconut custard, white cherry, and hint of pepper finish. A fresh and cleansing futsu-shu.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: jicama and bananas in cream, doughy biscuit, hint of potato skin and walnut, and vanilla candle paper wrapper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of vegetable broth, coconut custard, white cherry, and hint of pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Crab Cakes, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and cleansing futsu-shu.

The Importer

Dreyfus, Ashby and Co.

The Importer
630 3rd Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
1 212-818-0770

Their Portfolio

94 Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Competition Daiginjo Sake 16% (Japan) $170.00.
85 Ichishima Junmai Sake 15% (Japan) $35.00.
92 Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo Sake 15% (Japan) $70.00.
88 Ichishima Seishu Sake 15% (Japan) $27.00.
88 Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai Sake 10% (Japan) $32.00.

Futsu-Shu Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Saké that has less than 30% of the unwanted elements milled away is called Futsu-shu and is politely referred to as “bulk saké”. Futsu-shu is not a regulated beverage by the Japanese government and may have a variety of additives including sweeteners, colorings and bulk alcohol.

These are not considered as refined or as flavorful as the finest sakes, so keep that in mind when selecting sake for exotic cuisine. These are the sakes that should be served warm.