Tozai / Typhoon Futsushu Premium Japanese Sake (NV) / 720mL
Category: Sake - Futsushu
Raw material: Rice
Geography: Kinki, Japan
Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Aromas of banana bread and a hint of spice. Medium-dry with a round, mellow finish.
Premium Japanese sake is meant to be enjoyed either slightly chilled (suzu-bie) or gently warmed (nuru-kan). Lower quality sake is often served boiling hot to mask the unpleasant flavors, aromas, and rough texture of inexpensive, mass-produced sake.
Tozai Typhoon is a versatile premium sake that is delicious not only served chilled but also gently warmed as it is enjoyed during Japanese winters. Or substitute Typhoon for vodka or gin to give cocktails an Asian twist.
Warm: Place a tokkuri , or ceramic carafe, of sake in a hot water bath and let sit until the sake reaches about 40ºC/104ºF, not boiling hot. The narrow neck of the traditional Japanese carafe keeps the sake warm as you enjoy small cups (ochoko) of sake with friends.
Chilled: Serve 3-4 oz straight into a white wine glass or use in any cocktail to add some Asian flair.