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🍶 Learn more about Soto Sake'sJunmai and Junmai Daiginjo offerings
🍶 See new releases and great pairing recommendations on Instagram
🍶 Get some Tokyo trip recommendations from Billy Melnyk on Instagram
Frank Rodgers chats with Billy Melnyk, co-founder, CEO, and visionary behind Soto Sake. They talk about Billy's lifelong love of beverages starting at an early age in Ottawa, Canada. Billy also shares his love for music, travel, fine dining, and what led him to leaving a dream career at Bacardi to launch a global saké brand. Frank then gets Billy's recommendations on traveling in Tokyo, along with his pairing recommendations for Soto's Junmai and Junmai Daiginjo offerings.
Sake Tasting Notes
Soto Junmai Diaginjo - Apple, cucumber, melon
Soto Junmai - Apple, soft rice, umami
Soto Junmai Daiginjo - Salads, light fish, tuna tartare, sushi, sashimi, pizza (with tomato-based sauce), Paremesan cheese
Soto Junmai - French Fries with mayonnaise
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