Yu Ho ! from Ishikawa Originally uploaded by McAlpine Alexander
This is a very special junmai Ginjo sake which hails from Ishikawa prefecture. The original owner of this brewery died just recently leaving his daughter to run the business. She(Miho) and the manager put their heads together and worked very hard to make a new sake for the spring of '07. This sake, according to her, is best paired with milk chocolate! That's quite a rare recommendation if you ask me. The sake is wonderful as I have a bottle!
(N.B. this is an older post from 2007. I spent three hours fighting Tokyo traffic just to reach the only liquor store in Tokyo that sold it, and when I got there only one bottle was left). Now, 2009 the sake is gaining wide spread popularity not only in Japan but abroad!