Hamada Shuzo, a shochu maker that has made its presence felt in the gaming industry by collaborating with games and anime and sponsoring RECOILR, a music distribution event using the Unreal Engine, has created a lychee-scented sweet potato shochu called "DAIYAME~. DAIYAME
DAIYAME" has collaborated with Calbee to produce the "DAIYAME Best Pairing Set," which we recently featured on funglr Games.
Calbee is a well-known snack food maker that produces many classic snacks such as "Potato Chips" and "Kappa Ebisen".
Recently, they collaborated with Monster Hunter Rise to produce "60g Monster Hunter Chips Usu-Shio Flavor," which was sold exclusively on Amazon.co.jp.
And now, Hamada Sake Brewery has kindly sent us this one!
Thank you so much for your continued support of the previous "DAIYAME" set!
We will now taste them to see what kind of marriage they will create!
Contents of the set
The sake will be "DAIYAME".
It is made from sweet potatoes that have been aged using a unique aging method to fully extract their aroma, and has a mysterious lychee-like aroma.
The content is 720 ml, which is a good size to keep in the refrigerator.
- Beniharuka Sweet Butter Flavor 20g x 6 bags
- Mugen Potato Chips Scented Chicken Shio Flavor 20g x 6 bags
- Kappa Ebisen Takumikai Umino no Mosio-Shio Flavor 18pcs.
These snacks are carefully selected from those sold at Calbee Marche mail-order stores and Calbee Plus stores, which are more particular about ingredients and manufacturing methods than those sold at regular convenience stores and supermarkets.
The Hamada Sake Brewery and Calbee carefully selected the sweets that go best with DAIYAME, and these three were chosen.
- DAIYAME Original Coaster
- Jagariko lid
This is a rare privilege available only to those who purchase this set.
Since the last time we tasted it, the members of the funglr Games editorial department have been completely captivated by DAIYAME.
We would like to start with the "DAIYAME Highball," which is a mixture of DAIYAME and soda water, and enjoy the marriage of each snack.
Kappa Ebisen Takumomi Umihito no Mo-shio Flavor
Kappa Ebisen is made with natural shrimp from the Seto Inland Sea and "Kaijin no Mo-Salt" produced on Kami-Kamikari Island in Kure City, located in the beautiful waters of the Seto Inland Sea.
Each piece is divided into small portions.
They are larger than regular Kappa Ebisen.
It has a strong shrimp aroma and a very elegant taste.
The saltiness is moderate, but it is a nice accent.
It is a little hard, so chew it well.
You will be able to chew more of the shrimp flavor.
The shrimp aroma will spread in your mouth more when you drink the "Dayame Highball".
The lychee's fragrant aroma will also be combined with the shrimp and you will experience a moment of high quality healing.
This is what we call a marriage!
Mugen Potato Chips Aromatic Chicken Shio Flavor
This is a potato chip version of the "Mugen recipe" that became popular after being introduced on SNS.
The flavor of sesame oil has been enhanced to make the chips even more flavorful.
The package design has a strong impact with its Japanese taste.
The chips are divided into 20g portions.
It is good that it is a good size to eat.
Upon opening the package, the aroma of sesame oil is very fragrant and appetizing.
They are thicker than regular potato chips.
While the Kappa Ebisen mentioned above had a gentle flavor, these are wild and thicker.
The thicker slice allows you to enjoy the flavor of the potatoes without being overpowered by the "Mugen Recipe" seasoning.
Since the flavor is so strong, you can enjoy a refreshing taste if you drink a "Daiyame Highball" after eating it.
Beniharuka Sweet Butter Flavor
Beniharuka" produced in Kagoshima prefecture is used, which is characterized by its yellow color, elegant sweetness and refreshing aftertaste.
Similar to the "Mugen Potato Chips Scented Chicken Shio Flavor," these chips are divided into 20g portions.
When you open the package, you can smell the sweet aroma.
They are about the same size as Jagarico.
Unlike the two snacks mentioned above, this one has a strong sweet flavor.
The addition of butter and honey to the beniharu gives it a very rich flavor.
Because of its sweet taste, it goes well with "Cool DAIYAME", which is a cool DAIYAME that is cooled down to a crisp and drunk straight.
It is like eating dessert.
Incidentally, this "cool daiame" way of drinking was invented by the chef-sommelier of a five-star hotel in Paris, France.
Now that you mention it, it does go well with a glass of wine.
The aroma is so good that you will want to drink more and more of it, but be careful not to drink too much, because it is a potato shochu and has a higher alcohol content than wine.
DAIYAME Original Coaster
DAIYAME" is printed on the cork material.
The simple design gives a sense of luxury.
When using this coaster, use a transparent glass to bring the coaster's design to life!
Jagarico is difficult to close once the lid is opened, so I had the impression that it was not a good snack for when you want to eat just a little bit.
But with this lid, even if you don't finish eating it, you can enjoy it the next day without getting damp!
The lid is labeled "L size", but it could be used for regular size as well.
The "Osake Awaase no Tabi Best Pairing Set" is an affordable 4,000 yen (tax included) set that includes three types of carefully selected, high-quality sake and sweets, plus a special collaboration bonus that you can only get here.
The Hamada Shuzo online store " Shochu.Life " is the only place to purchase this limited-quantity product, so don't delay!
How about a reward for your hard work this year?
Calbee will continue to collaborate with attractive local sake breweries to create a new marriage of sake and snacks.
As a sake lover, I am delighted to be able to rediscover the charms of the region through these collaborations.
I can't wait to see more collaborations in the future!