Nice rice: Soto Sake embraces a field-to-bottle philosophy

Named after the Japanese word for ‘outside’, Soto Sake’s Junmai Daiginjo sake is refined and delicate to the taste
Named after the Japanese word for ‘outside’, Soto Sake’s Junmai Daiginjo sake is refined and delicate to the taste
(Image credit: Soto Sake)

Because we’re perpetually on the look out for photogenic bottles of booze to add to our home bar, we’re sharing our newest discovery Soto Sake (opens in new tab), a premium brand of Japanese sake that comes armed with good looks to boot.

Made from finely polished rice and pristine water, Soto’s Junmai Daiginjo sake is refined and delicate to the taste. Named after the Japanese word for ‘outside’, Soto embraces a field-to-bottle philosophy that has won it numerous awards and accolades at wine tasting events worldwide since its launch earlier this year. In addition to using ingredients of the highest quality, Soto Sake’s captivating formula can also be attributed to the expertise of its ‘toji’ (traditional sake brew master), who’s managed to distill the characteristics of sake in the most elegant way.

To do its creation justice, Soto Sake turned to the New York-based designer Joe Doucet (opens in new tab) to create an equally alluring bottle. Doucet was inspired by the deep-rooted history of sake in Japan and designed a sophisticated yet playful label that experiments with opacity to give a modern edge. The organically textured glass bottle is also wrapped in denim fabric at its neck for a further twist on its traditional image. Best enjoyed chilled, straight up or in cocktails.

Its bottle is designed by Joe Doucet

Its bottle is designed by Joe Doucet, who emulated Japan’s balance of order and chaos when laying out the text on its label

(Image credit: Soto Sake)

INFORMATION
$39.99 for 720ml bottle, a 300ml size will be available next month
Soto Sake (opens in new tab)

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.