Sake, yes we can
One of the many wonderful things that come with city life is the abundance of authentic cultural experiences. After moving to a rural area we now crave many of the things that were just right outside of our door. One of those things happens to be Sake.
Now that we've been getting some items shipped, we often prefer single-serving aluminum cans over glass for weight, portability, and safety. But glass can sometimes make for a nice reusable vessel. Here are some tasty and well-designed single-serve sakes you get delivered in the mail.
Night Swim Sake by Tozai
We're suckers for good package design. We also like being surrounded by things that make us smile.
This 180ml can contains Futsushu Sake that is light and dry with 14% alcohol and is recommended to be consumed cold.
Junmai Ginjo by wesake
One day we were doing some research into the changes that were happening in the wine and spirits industry, and came upon a story about direct-to-consumer sake. When we saw We Sake we decided to order a case to test it out... and we loved it.
13% abv. With bright minimalist packaging, it can be enjoyed cold or warm.
Kikusui “Funaguchi” sake by Kikusui
These cans were probably the first canned sake experience I had. When I was in my experimental stage, I would always look for new things to try.
These cans did not disappoint. 19% abv with a full-bodied flavor. Recommended to be served cold.
Way of the Warrior sake by Bushido
Fun, well-designed packaging has a way to warm the soul. This product's name might suggest a combative tone during consumption, so we would suggest consuming with friends only.
18% abv. Rich & dry, recommended cold.
Premium Junmai Sake by Soto
Get it at Luekens Wine and Spirits
Soto was widely available in Lower Manhattan where we lived for 20 years. It came in a minimal glass bottle with a white label and a denim top.
Recently they developed a 180 ml can version of this product which is perfect to have at the ready in the fridge for whenever you might need it. Junmai Sake is great cold or hot, which makes it great for us.
Perfect Snow Nigori by Kikusui
This white cloudy Nigori style sake is sweet and full-bodied.
The sweet little blue and white can also happens to be the embodiment of snow in sake form.
Junmai Ginjo Ichigo by Amabuki
This sake comes in a glass cup with a metal seal that is pulled off with a key. We saved a few of these in their red and blue variations to use as juice glasses.
This sake is made from flower yeast and works well served cold or hot. It is sweet and bright with fruit notes.
Personal Sake Warmer by Twinbird
Why limit yourself to soul-warming sake only when you're out to eat when you can have it anytime in the comfort of your own home?
I got Sloan this little sake warmer for her birthday and it's one of our favorite treats, especially on cold rainy nights. It's also easy to clean and has a nice matte feel.