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Japanese whisky

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Japanese whisky little known facts This was a good article about Japanese whisky. I won't give away too many spoilers but these are worth knowing if you plan to buy Japanese whisky in Australia. Many of the new Japanese whiskies are imported straight from Scotland and just put into bottles. Serious. I would have thought they would at least put them in casks for a few years (which even then is pretty 'meh') but some just put them from big cask (or steel drum - who knows) into bottles. There should be mandatory reporting on these things we fell. Anyway...

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SuperSake Sake Festival coming up

Posted by Brett Carboni on

Sake is certainly hotting up in Perth. Shortly there's Perth Sake Week and shortly after that there's SuperSake Sake Festival. Held on the grounds of Tsunami Japanese Restaurant in Mosman Park this is a great event if you want to taste a wide variety of sake over a few hours. You can sample junmai, ginjo, daiginjo, futsushu (not many), nigori, nama nama, namagenshu, muroka, plum wine, Japanese craft beer, Japanese whisky to name a few. We suggest taking the train if you can, or at least Uber so that you can safely get home. Sake is only 15% alcohol on average...

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New Shipment Arrives.

Posted by Brett Carboni on

  It’s January and our latest shipment has arrived. This shipment restocks all the favourites that we ran out of (or almost ran out of) and brings some new lines and products. Japanese beer We are very pleased to be able to offer for the first time in Australia the fine range of Yamaguchi Kogan beer. They have been making beer for many years and some of them have won international awards (the stout). I met Nakagawa san in Osaka early last year in Osaka and he introduced me to the great fresh taste of Yamaguchi. I was immediately impressed...

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SuperSake Sake Festival at Tsunami

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  SuperSake Sake Festival at Tsunami Over the weekend we had a sake festival on the premises at Tsunami with over 60 different sake for tasting and sale.  It started at noon and went to 5 PM both days. Some of the standout sake that was sold was the nama (un pasteurised sake). It was one of the busiest sake festivals that we have ever had. Over the course of two days we had roughly 800 people coming in to sample sake and Japanese whiskey not to mention all kinds of plum and yuzu wine. The Gozenshu Yuzushu was popular and keenly priced  so promptly...

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Melbourne sake tasting for buyers

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Sake tasting at Bar Nihonshu The weekend before last and had a sake tasting in Melbourne. It was held at Nihonshu Bar and is in the central CBD of Melbourne. Many of those attending were from Melbourne's top bars and restaurants plus boutique liquor stores. Hihou, Izakaya Den, Minimashima, Nicks and Blackhearts were some of the those tasting sake with a view to buy.  Here at SuperSake we sell a lot of sake products to Melbourne. The only products that we cannot sell are 'nama' i.e. unpasteurised nihonshu. These are restricted to our Perth branch because we currently don't have chilled storage facilities in the eastern...

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