If asked, the common man would probably say they like sake. If asked specifically for a TYPE of sake, they'd probably say whatever they serve at their favorite sushi joint.
Thanks to Ty Ku Premium Sake & Spirits, that's all about to change. The brand is catching national attention and was most recently profiled in The Atlantic, which calls the taste "delicate and full of flavor."
Although the company is based in New York, the liqueur is produced in Japan with the help of two small sake breweries, so the taste is authentic. And unlike most sake, it doesn't need to be heated to go down smooth.
With three distinct flavors, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Here is what New York Times editor Clay Risen had to say about them:
"The silver has pear notes and a slight citrus acidity on the tongue. The black is richer, with peach and vanilla in the nose and less citrus on the tongue. The white, easily the best sake I've ever had (though, disclaimer: that's not saying much), was packed with flavors, including mushrooms, bubble gum, pepper, and licorice. Some say it, too, has some citrus, in the form of grapefruit and lemon, but I didn't detect it."
On top of great taste, this stuff is made out of only four natural ingredients — rice, water, yeast & koji — while being low in calories with only 55 per glass!
Would U give this stuff a shot outside of your favorite sushi restaurant (if you're of age, of course)?