Our newest discovery Soto Sake, a premium brand of Japanese sake that comes armed with good looks to boot. Made from finely polished rice and pristine water, Soto’s Junmai Daiginjo sake is refined and delicate to the taste. Named after the Japanese word for ‘outside’, Soto embraces a field-to-bottle philosophy that has won it numerous awards and accolades at wine tasting events worldwide since its launch earlier this year. In addition to using ingredients of the highest quality, Soto Sake’s captivating formula can also be attributed to the expertise of its ‘toji’ (traditional sake brew master), who’s managed to distill the characteristics of sake in the most elegant way. To do its creation justice, Soto Sake turned to the New York-based designer Joe Doucet to create an equally alluring bottle. Doucet was inspired by the deep-rooted history of sake in Japan and designed a sophisticated yet playful label that experiments with opacity to give a modern edge. The organically textured glass bottle is also wrapped in denim fabric at its neck for a further twist on its traditional image.
The bouquet is a very gentle Junmai Daiginjo is an enjoyable collection of mango, ripe peach, citrus, and a touch of coconut aromas. Pretty cool packaging for this very tasty sake that is smooth, round, soft, and very clean. User friendly is not a negative term as this brew appeals to a whole wide range of sake drinkers, because it’s – wait for it – very drinkable! Silky and mildly fruity with hints of pear and melon there is a touch of minerality that speaks to the Niigata snowmelt water. As clean as Soto is, it’s also very wide in flavor with a nice ricey long tail. A smaller cup brings forth more of the hidden sweetness, and a larger glass brings out the balance and softer feeling.