Typical of yamahai-style sake bearing the name Take Suzume, there is a heft and a weight to this that still manages to display restraint and sophistication. A distinctive aroma, inherent freshness, and structured dry body marks further ground for an ever-evolving brewer.
Beyond a veil of pear-scented aroma, the subtle sweet rice character and deep well of flavor make this a rich but surprisingly easy-drinking sake. Its clear and pure nature create a reinvigorating sensation, while quality and consistency have seen it awarded first place in the regional Liquor Review Committee – which combines Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki Prefectures – as well as an astonishing ten consecutive wins at the highly-contested Sake Competition, multiple golds in each year of the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, and many more. The critics and populace are certainly united in praise.
Reflecting a tendency to understate their achievements, the name Chotto Omachi – or 'Just a Little Omachi' – is anything but. This is a masterpiece, encapsulating the voluminous character of the Omachi rice variant and displaying a deft control in its light texture and echoing flavor profile. A true exemplar of "heart-warming" sake.