In general, Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice or a Japanese rice wine. However, differ from true wine, sake is made through a brewing process more like beer.
Like wines, a sake can be defined either as dry or sweet as its basic characteristics. Sake Meter Value is often used to determine whether a sake is either dry or sweet. As reliable a Sake Meter Value would be, acids and other elements can mask the real residual sugar amount. For example, a higher level of acidity can make a sweet sake taste drier than it actually is.
Fin Sake List “Fin” is proud of the selection found in our sake bar For the novice (or connoisseur) we encourage you to try sake tastings and experience the full range and flavor variety of premium sake.
SMV Acidity Serving Tempurature Junmai Shu Made with only rice, koji (steamed rice) water. The rice used must be polished to at least 70%. Often a full and solid flavor profile, clean and well structured.
Hakushika Chokara Dry 1.8L +6 1.5 Room Temperature, Warm
Aromas of white flowers, melon, and citrus are followed by a delicate texture with melon and citrus flavors and a clean, dry finish Hakushika Yamadanishiki 300ml +1 1.3 Chilled, Room Temperature
Full-bodied Sake with fragrant aroma, using 100% premium rice "Yamadanishiki". Kurosawa Kimoto Black Creek 1.8L +2 1.5 Chilled, Room Temperature, Warm A round entry leads to an earthy, medium bodied palate, with mineral flavors. Black and Gold 750ml +0 1.6 Chilled, Room Temperature A smooth and mellow flavor
Tokubetsu Merely indicates more highly polished rice, or the use of very special sake rice.
Okunomatsu Tokubetsu 1.8L +0 1.4 Chilled, Room Tempurature Wonderful well structured and medium bodied. Nice rice notes in the nose and some fruit on the palate. Sesshu Otokoyama Tokubetsu 1.8L +7 1.6 Chilled, Room Tempurature Enjoy its pleasant aroma and delicious dry taste Shirakabe Gura Tokubetsu 1.8L +2 1.6 Chilled or room temperature Complex, well balanced and smooth Gekkeikan Haiku 375ml +3 1.7 Chilled premium ginjo-styled sake with a crisp, clear apple fragrance and refreshing flavour.
Ginjo Brewed with labor-intensive steps, eschewing machinery for traditional tools and methods, using highly polished rice (at least 60%) and fermented at colder temperatures for longer periods of time. Light, fruity, refined.
Hakushika Junmai 300ml +0 1.4 Chilled Fresh, fruity Sake with subtle sweet flavor and smooth finish Hatsumago Junmai(1st Grandchild)1.8L +3 1.4 Chilled Gentle impact with a light and clean flavot, a more intricate flavor will spread over your palate. The tail is refreshing and vanishes quickly. Katana Junmai Extra Dry 1.8L +7 1.4 Chilled or Room Temperature This super-dry sake has a strong presence and thick flavor with almost no perceptible smell or sweetness Ty Ku Junmai 375ml +2 Chilled Refined, smooth flavor profile with peach on the nose and a subtle hint of spice underneath Momokawa ‘G’ Joy Junmai 375ml +3 Chilled Full fruity nose /w hints of spice give way to rich, creamy layers of ripe melon flavors with pear and plum followed by a long tropical spice finish. Sho Chiku Bai Junmai 300ml +5 1.5 Chilled, Room Temperature Delicate dry and silky smooth. Rich flavor with fruity aroma (apple bouquet) Moonstone Asian Pear 750ml -8 Chilled Lush aroma of fresh off the tree Asian Pear Apple, creamy body with big pear flavors and a hint of sweetness
Dai Ginjo Brewed with very highly polished rice (at least 50%) and even more precise and labor-intensive methods. Generally light, complex and fragrant.
Yaogaki Mu(Nothingness) 300ml +1 1.5 Chilled The aroma from this sake is not cloying, but leaves a smooth, light, and refreshing taste. Okunomatsu Shizukuzake 720ml +5 Chilled An overall delicate flavor with fine lines of fruity lightness spreading nicely across the tongue in crisp waves, accented by a balanced fragrance. The recesses of flavor are clear and sharply defined.
Gold Award at the 2007 Japan National Sake Competition.
Gold Award at the 2008 U.S. National Sake Appraisal.
Gold Medal, 90 points at the 2008, 2009 BTI World Wine Championships
Matsu No Midori Junmai 720ml +5 1.3 Chilled Light and dry Sake with sharp acidic and bitter flavor Kubota Hyakuju Junmai 720ml +6 1.2 Chilled A nose of cedar trees and fresh rainwater, with hints of dried orange peel aromas Gekkeikan Horin 300ml +2 1.4 Chilled, Room Temperature Slowly fermented at low temperatures to give it a refreshing fruit like aroma and mild flavor.
Honjozo Made with rice, water and a very small amount of pure distilled alcohol to help extract flavor and aroma. Light, mildly fragrant, easy to drink.
Ozeki Karatamba 1.8L +7 1.5 Chilled, Room Temperature, Hot
Sharp dry taste and refined clearness Ozeki Taruzake Ceremony 300ml +0 1.3 Chilled, Room Temperature Refined Junmai sake is aged in Japanese cedar casks to produce a remarkably smooth sake with ethereal cedar aroma
An unfiltered sake that preserves the fresh flavor of the moromi (the fermenting mixture of rice, water, koji, and yeast) for a crisp, vibrant presence.
Hakushika Snow Beauty Junmai 300ml -13 1.3 Room Temperature Non-filtered Sake with rice flavor and mellow finish
Yaegaki Junmai 300ml -12 1.3 Chilled A well balanced silky and creamy texture complemented by a touch of sweetnewss and enough acidity in its refreshing finish
Momokawa Pearl 300ml -12 1.3 Chilled Pearl offers notes of vanilla and pineapple with banana, coconut, and anise rounding out a creamy body.
Gekkeikan Nigori 300ml -30 1.8 Chilled Roughly filtered, milky, low-alcohol sake with refreshing fruity flavor
Tak Ju Korean Nigori 720ml -10 1.9 Chilled Opaque and milky, reminiscent of a thin rice milk. Sweet and almost gritty, and finishes up with a little more of the wine flavor.
Draft sake and is purified not by heat pasteuration but rather through micro-filteration
Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama 300ml +5 1.5 Chilled Full, dry and balanced flavor with fruity and fresh taste.
Hakushika Nama Fresh Lite +3 1.4 Chilled Smooth, mild Sake with refreshing aroma, aged at a cool temperature before flash pasteurized.
Ozeki Hana Awaka Junmai 250ml -60 2.9 Chilled Light on the alcohol, but a pronounced sweetness
Zipang Junmai 250ml -14 1.6 Chilled Sweet yet refreshingly light flavor.