Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Saké Quickie: Gekkeikan Black & Gold


Saké is pretty limited here on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and most of what you'll find is by California's Gekkeikan rather than Japanese Saké. Because I'm just starting out in my Saké journey I'm fine with this because it seems to me like Gekkeikan produces some good stuff when you take price into consideration. And, really, Saké overall is a category where you get a hell of a bang for your buck. Gekkeikan's Black & Gold is a blend of two different Sakés, and man is it smooooth on the midpalate. Barry Manilow smooth. There's melon and kiwi and lime peel and almonds, but the finish is really where it's at because it sees a real uplift in spirit and character, as well as a warming ethanol burn to contradict that smooth midpalate. $13 for a 750ml bottle? Any day, son. This is a wise choice for your home's house Saké.

If you would like me to taste your saké in a full review or a quickie, email me at joeycasco80@gmail.com.

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