Review: Rock Sake Junmai Ginjo and Cloud

Review: Rock Sake Junmai Ginjo and Cloud

Hailing not from Japan but from sunny Forest Grove, Oregon, Rock Sake is a contender that could bring a blush to any yakuza.

Available in two varieties, we tried them both. (Both are 15% abv.)

Rock Sake Junmai Ginjo is the company’s traditional, filtered sake that drinkers will be most familiar with. The sake is clear, with a traditional, cantaloupe nose. The melon is stronger on the body, and it plays with an earthen clay character that gives it both a backbone and a touch of funk. Perhaps some fig notes on the top of things. Overall very pleasant, though the finish is a touch out of whack. B+

Rock Sake Cloud is roughly-filtered “nigori” sake, and I liked this a bit better. The same melon character is there, but it’s a little better balanced. Somewhat sweeter, with more pronounced honeydew character and a softer, slightly salty finish. Easy-drinking, and with even less bite than the Junmai. I like it! A- [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

both about $18 (375ml)

Rock Sake Cloud




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  1. […] brand, but that wasn’t specified), was smooth and buttery.  The second, Rock Sake (possibly this one), had what I picked up in the taste as a hint of blackberry.  The third was Pearl Sake (probably […]

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