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Den Original (Pasteurized) 500ml


  • 5oo ml bottle (17 oz)
  • Pasteurized
  • 10% Discount when you purchase 6 or more bottles

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SKU: DP19500R Category:

Currently we are selling Batch #19

Our original flagship โ€˜Denโ€™ is brewed using a single origin rice varietal called Calhikari which is grown by Rue & Forsman Ranch (www.rueandforsmanranch.com) in the Sacramento Valley. Our goal was to make a sake with higher acidity which would pair beautifully with California cuisine. The higher acidity is created by tweaking the temperature of the mash during the fermentation process.

Low temperature fermentation results in a sake with a subtle, elegant, fruity aroma.

Each batch is slightly different. However, the core characteristics are always similar since we use the same ingredients (yeast, koji, rice and water) with every batch.

Tasting Notes

Nectarine, lemon-curd, pine and toasted cereal. Round, expansive and savory on the palate, with acidity driven finish and slight Shibumi.

Pairing Suggestions

Pork chops with gremolata sauce, Castelvetrano olives, Cambozola cheese


  • Pressing date: 3/10/24
  • Rice Milling Ratio: 70%
  • Yeast Starter Method: White Koji Kouon Touka with no added lactic acid
  • Acidity: 1.97
  • SMV: -1.3
  • ABV: 15%
  • Yeast: #901