Sake

Sake deserves more attention. Still, the category in Alberta has doubled in the last five years, with over 200 different selections. Many of those are the premium Junmai Daiginjo, which offer a range of depth, richness, complexity, and mild sweetness. But don’t overlook the cleaner, simpler Honjozo. The experiential bandwidth is narrower for sake than for wine, but it’s those subtleties that make it so intriguing. And some inventiveness is adding some new styles. This year saw everything from sparkling sake to a creamy coconut-flavoured one, with the classics in between. Matt Browman

BEST IN CLASS (TIE)

Fisherman Sokujo Junmai Ginjo Premium Sake
Japan
$29 CSPC 795947

 

 

 

 

 

Aizuhomare Junmai Daiginjo Kiwami Sake Japan
$39 CSPC 784983

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Masukagami F-60 Rokumaru Seishu
Japan
$32 CSPC 795840

 

 

 

 

 

Houraisen Beshi Tokubetsu Junmai Sake
Japan
$31 CSPC 775509

 

 

 

 

 

Kaiun Iwaizake Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Japan
$54 CSPC 768494

 

 

 

 

 

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