Koshi no Kanbai, literally "cold/winter plums of Niigata", is arguably one of the best sake in all of Japan. It's been long overdue that I posted something about my favourite sake, so here it is folks, my little tribute to Koshi no Kanbai.
That's right folks, 1.8 litres of liquid heaven.
Koshi no Kanbai next to some of it's "lesser" brethen in the world of booze.
I'm in heaven.
I used to bring a bottle of this stuff back regularly when I was going to Japan every month but it's been a very, very long time since I made a trip over there. This was my last bottle and was holding on to it like it was a pot of gold. I ended up bringing it to this year's Annual Iaido Seminar over in Nanaimo and it was shared and very much appreciated among some sensei from Japan.
Octopus Garden had a bottle of Koshi no Kanbai a few years back, and the going price was about $300 CAD. I don't think I could bring myself to pay $300, but I'm starting to cave because it's been a while now and I have no idea when I'll be going back to Japan.