Shindo Sake Brewery, Yamagata Japan. Gasanryuu Gasanryu Gokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Stream" Junmai Daiginjo #gasanryu #gasanryusake #gokugetsu #SHINDOUSHUZOUTEN#shindobrewery Yamagata prefecture. Dewa33 rice. Yamagata. A prefecture I dearly love. I put Hainuki rice on the culinary map in English years ago. Way before this new rice grain they eat there. At any rate, this is a Daiginjo, super premium sake made with rice milled down to 50% or less of its original size. The first sip will have enhanced sweetness, but give it time and the flavor rounds out beautifully into a nice honeydew melon. Yamagata Bijin are the exact same. This is also a Muroka! Unfiltered, not as in nigori-zake (i.e. cloudy sake), but as in not charcoal filtered after brewing. Clear appearance but often a rougher flavor. I’m Additional, it’s a Namazume: Sake that has been bottled as unpasteurized sake. Usually, if this term is on the bottle, it will be pasteurized one time for stability after having been bottled, but the standard first pre-bottling pasteurization will have been foregone. Highly recommend!