Minato Harbor Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu Sake
In a word, this sake is a smack in the chops, which is velvety, fat, juicy, extremely expressive and drinks with lots of tingle. Full-bodied and crisp! Not as fruity as the "other can" this beefy Yamahai is on the dryer side for all that is going on. Dig deep and find cinnamon and persimmon hints among the zesty and yeasty layers. A larger vessel distributes all of the big alcohol and acidity play better than a smaller cup.
Alcohol consumption has been part of Japanese culture since its early history. Rice wines (sake), beer and spirits have evolved significantly since their humble beginnings, and so has their place in culture. Some have proprietary meaning, used to accompany specific foods over the course of a meal either to match flavors or aid in digestion. Others are for pure sipping pleasure. Drinking has even become a tool to strengthen business and social relationships, with socially acceptable displays of heightened intoxication.