I love sake. And it isn't just because I'm the bartender with the nickname Samurai or my fondness with Japan and all it's geisha greatness. [Explicit], man. I like sake because it's sake. That's all the explanation needed and that's all the explanation you'll need to like it in my bar. Alright, I'm done with introductions.
We're going to talk about my sake, Azumi Ichi.
There's a lot of great sake in Japan. Kotsutsumi...Fukucho...Nanbu Bijin, whatever. Good [explicit] all of them. But none can hold a candle to the great Azumi Ichi. While most sake burns like a baptism of fire going down your [explicit] throat, Azumi Ichi purifies your soul. Sake, much like beer, is based on the four basic principles of balance, taste, aroma and look. You will not find a more balanced sake than Azumi Ichi. Therefore, you wouldn't be surprised if it tastes great and smells and looks like a winner.
Azumi Ichi is the definition of perfection. No discernible faults, all integration of flavor, top-levels in refinement, complexities, individuality and effusiveness. The overall impression I receive is an absolutely flawless account of what all sake should be measured by. Burn this into your brain: Azumi Ichi is the [explicit].
- 750 ml bottles
- 24% alcohol
- Brewery: Tenzan Shyzo
- Serving temperature on the rocks, with water or with hot water
- Flavor is described as full and rich
Alright, so if I've done my job by now, you're interested in getting some Azumi Ichi. There are about 2000 sake breweries in Japan. (pauses) Yeah, no [explicit] that's a lot. Azumi Ichi is the Kaiser Soze of great sake...you hear about it, but you never really see it. That's because Azumi Ichi won't be available in your local dime liquor store...it won't even be in the Western part of the world for sale. You might be lucky to find it in a major Japanese city, but chances are, if you're really into this rare beauty, you'll have to travel to a piece of [explicit] countryside town called Saga in the island of Kyushu.
Saga is known for two things: ugly women and great sake.
The only reliable place to get the elusive Azumi Ichi is a brewery in Saga called Tenzan Shuzo. It looks like some [explicit] from a martial arts movie. Bring your camera, and act like a dumbass gaijin tourist. It's not a crime. Now if you've got any education in you at all, you'll know that the Japanese do not typically speak English. In Japan, they speak Japanese. Chances are, the only Japanese words you've ever known in your life are konnichiwa, Honda and Nintendo. That's not going to fly in this [explicit] small island.
So print out a copy of that pict above and show it to them. Then be prepared to shell out some yen. SURPRISE [EXPLICIT]! Azumi Ichi is affordable as [explicit]. We're talking $20 average a bottle. Now be an Einstein and get however many bottles you can get past customs and upcharge the hell out of them to sushi restaurants across the U.S. Market value for them here in America is about $300 a bottle. Why? [Explicit]. No one's going to make a trip to Saga.
Or give them to a good friend. I don't give a [explicit].
It's time to thank me yet again because I've just given you yet another piece of info to brag to your friends. Azumi Ichi. The best sake ever created by God himself. Make the pilgrimmage, [explicit] a few loose Japanese women, sing some karaoke, then haul your ass back here to the states. It's simple. Life is simple. [Explicit] off and don't be a [explicit].
Come back in 15 days and I'll show you some more [explicit]. Now get the [explicit] out of here.