Shizuoka Sake Tasting 25/4: Bandai Brewery

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Bandai Brewery in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula does produce quite a few “private labels”
This particular one, “Egawa Sake, Tan An”, is exclusively sold at Kuraya Narusawa Beer Brewery.
Actually the Brew master of the latter establishment also helps brewing sake at Bandai Brewery in winter!
“Tan An” was another name of Egawa Hidemitsu a high-ranking Edo Era official with his seat in Nirayama, Izu peninsula. It is believed he was also the first man to bake European-style bread in Japan.

Bandai Brewery: Egawa Sake, Tan An, Junmai Daiginjo

Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Bottled in May 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Body: Velvety
Aroma: Fruity: pears
Taste: Shortish tail. Starting fruity to quickly turn dry.
Complex and fruity: pears, almonds, star anise, banana. Light junmai tingle.
Dry almonds lingering after second sip.

Overall: “Shizuoka Type Sake”
Easy to drink. Very dry. High alcohol contents make it suitable to food in spite of its complex fleeting character.
Tends to turn sweetish with salty food

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2 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting 25/4: Bandai Brewery”

  1. Melinda Says:

    Robert-Gilles, when I think of all you do to promote the sake industry in Shizuoka, it always blows my mind. You’re such a thorough archivist! Must have been a librarian in a past life. Please keep up the great work!

    So I guess we are pretty much set to go on 10/7! Sake Bloggers Summit 2008 – it’s ON! Can’t wait.

    Take care,

  2. dragonlife Says:

    Dear Mel,
    Work as a librarian? No thanks! For allmy love of books, I would not be bale to indulge in sports and exercise!
    BTW, 10/8, not 10/7!

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