A few months ago, we were at an event where we tried close to fifty different sakes. We had a few stand outs in all ranges but the Ozeki Osakaya Chobei Daiginjo was at the top of our list and when we saw the price, we couldn't believe our eyes. After waiting patiently, it finally arrived last week and is safely in our warehouse all the way from Japan. Ozeki was established by Osakaya Chobei in 1711 and is one of Japan’s leading sake breweries, located in the Hyogo prefecture in the Kansai region of western Japan. Named after its founder, this is the breweries most representative and classic sake. Carrying over the traditional techniques and heart of sake brewing that have been passed down over generations. Made with a slow, low temperature fermentation of specially selected malted and 50% polished Japanese rice giving the sake a fruity, floral aroma and a balanced, rich full body. One unique characteristic of this sake is that many Daiginjo tends to be rather sweet, but this finishes on a relatively crisp, dry note. Allowing it to be enjoyed with different types of food; veggies, meat, and fish, without being overpowering. For the best enjoyment we recommend serving the Chobei with a slight chill or at room temperature. The Ozeki Osakaya Chobei Daiginjyo truly overdelivers at this price point and is one of the best values, period.