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Dassai 45 Nigori – Our Top Choice For Cloudy Sake!

Greetings, sake lovers! Today, we’re embarking on a journey into the heart of my all-time favorite sake, the Dassai 45 Nigori. This isn’t just a sake, it’s a daily companion, a faithful friend that’s always there to add a touch of magic to the everyday.

Crafted in the scenic Yamaguchi prefecture, this high-end junmai daiginjo nigori is a testament to Dassai’s unwavering commitment to excellence. Every sip is a celebration, a jubilant parade of flavors that dance on the palate. It’s a sake that doesn’t just satisfy, it delights, it enchants, it inspires.

But why just talk about it when we can explore it? Let’s dive into the captivating world of Dassai 45 Nigori. Prepare to be charmed, because this is a sake that knows how to make an impression!

Dassai 45 Nigori

Dassai 45 Nigori Sake

Dassai 45 Nigori Sake is a delightful, everyday sake that’s a personal favorite. It’s a high-end junmai daiginjo nigori from the Yamaguchi prefecture, known for its elegance and sophistication. Every sip is a celebration of flavors that dance on the palate. The nose is made up of rose water, cream, apple, and melon aromas. Fruity, light, buoyant, bouncy, and soft, this unfiltered sake drinks like it is floating. Look for hints of fruit tones like cherries, pears, apples, grapes, and a touch of light whipping cream.

  • ✅ Sake Classification: Junmai Daiginjo Nigori
  • ✅ Aroma & Flavor: Light, fine grain texture with bright and juicy balanced flavors
  • ✅ Sake Meter Value: +3
  • ✅ Acidity Level: 1.4


  • Perfect for everyday enjoyment
  • Exquisite balance of flavors and textures
  • Best served cold (40-60°F)
  • Pairs well with a variety of foods


  • Availability might vary depending on location


The Dassai 45 Nigori is a symphony of flavors that will serenade your senses. This high-end junmai daiginjo nigori is slightly less saturated with sake lees (the rice solids in the bottle) compared to other nigoris, which gives it a unique character. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Nose: The aroma is a delightful bouquet of rose water, cream, apple, and melon. There’s also the faintest hint of muscat, adding a touch of complexity to the nose.
  • Taste: On the palate, it’s fruity, light, and buoyant, with a soft texture that feels like it’s floating. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet like some nigoris, but rather soft and airy, swooshing through the palate. This is a nigori that reflects Dassai’s ever-present elegance.
  • Fruit Tones: Look for hints of cherries, pears, apples, and grapes, rounded off with a touch of light whipping cream. These fruit tones gently skim the palate, creating a delightful flavor experience.


This sake is a versatile companion to a variety of foods. Here are some pairing ideas:

  • Sparkling Wine Fare: The light, fruity notes of this sake make it a perfect match for foods typically paired with sparkling wines. Think of dishes that are light yet flavorful, such as seafood or fresh salads.
  • Fruity Reds/Light Whites: If you’re a wine lover, think of dishes that go well with fruity reds or light white wines. This could include anything from grilled chicken to pasta dishes.

Alcohol Content

The Dassai 45 Nigori has an alcohol content of 16.0%, making it a relatively mild sake that’s perfect for sipping. This level of alcohol content allows the flavors and aromas of the sake to shine through without being overshadowed by the alcohol.


The key ingredients in this sake are:

  • Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki. This is a premium variety of sake rice known for its excellent fermentation properties.
  • Yeast Variety: Undisclosed. The specific strain of yeast used in brewing this sake is a closely guarded secret, but it contributes to the unique flavor profile of the Dassai 45 Nigori.
  • Rice Polishing Ratio: 45%. This means that 55% of the outer layer of the rice has been polished away, leaving behind only 45% of the rice’s starchy core that is ideal for sake brewing. This is a premium junmai daiginjo sake.

Where to Buy

Dassai 45 Nigori was always a crowd-pleaser at our restaurant, but we’ve discovered a treasure trove of sake delights online at Tippsy Sake.

Traditional brick and mortar stores can sometimes fall short in their premium sake offerings, but Tippsy Sake is a revelation. They boast an impressive array of sakes, including the beloved Dassai 45 Nigori, and they’ll ship it straight to your front door. You can snag your own bottle of Dassai 45 Nigori right here.

And the excitement doesn’t end there! Tippsy Sake has a subscription box service that’s like a monthly sake festival delivered to your home. It’s an excellent way to sample a diverse range of sakes without breaking the bank. Each box is customized to your taste, turning your sake journey into a personalized adventure. You can dive into their subscription box over here.

So, whether you’re just starting your sake journey or you’re a seasoned sake connoisseur looking to broaden your palate, Tippsy Sake is your one-stop-shop. Here’s to delightful sipping!


In conclusion, the Dassai 45 Nigori is more than just a sake – it’s an experience. It’s a celebration of flavors, a dance of textures, a testament to the art of sake brewing. It’s my personal favorite, and I hope it becomes yours too. So why wait? Embark on your flavor voyage with Dassai 45 Nigori today!

Dassai Nigori

Dassai 45 Nigori Sake


Step into the world of nigori sake with Dassai 45 Nigori, a high-end junmai daiginjo nigori that’s a delight to the senses. It’s not just a sake, it’s an experience. With its light, fruity notes and soft texture, it’s a versatile companion for a variety of foods. It’s my personal favorite, and I hope it becomes yours too.






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