Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Hakutsuru Sayuri Sake - Review

Innocent Flavors

Hakutsuru Sayuri Sake

Sayuri means “a little lily” in Japanese and contains strong connotations of delicacy, innocence and chastity. Sayuri sake, produced by Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., Ltd., lives up to the delicacy evoked by its name with slightly sweet, floral flavors. This product of Japan, like all nigori sakes, is a cloudy liquid. Completing Sayuri's understated image is its unassumingly feminine and faint pink bottle.

The drink is light and smooth to swallow; possessing a slight degree of thickness because of its production’s coarse filtering process. Delightfully, there is hardly anyaftertaste. Since this is so refreshing and approachable to drink, be careful not to drink too much! Sayuri is best served chilled and makes an excellent drink with spicy food because of its mild, understated flavors. Not only that, this sake goes well with desserts like dark chocolate brownies.

For more information on Sayuri, visit www.hakutsuru-sake.com



Price: $7 for 300 ml


Sake Main Page
Sake Pairings
Sake Varieties Guide

PSCV012308
(Updated: 03/18/13 BH)

Craft breweries are a trend on the rise, with thousands opening worldwide. To help, we've compiled a list of our ten favorite brews you need to try.

Whether straight up or mixed into an Admiral Schley Punch, share a cheers to the American spirit by trying one of our top ten bourbons.