Daruma Masamune 3 Year Old Sake, Hokkaido, Japan

Country: Japan

Colour / Style: Sake

Alternative selection for: Episode 9

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

If you like sherry or Madeira you’ll love this aged sake. Three years age gives it a warm aroma of dried fruit and nut and a gentle sweetness. It’s fascinating to match dishes with too – from things like pate and umami-rich meat courses to nuts and even some puddings. A Daruma is a doll modelled on Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism and brings good luck.