19 September 2007

Banana-flavored Sake

So it just occurred to me that sake has been around in Japan longer than bananas. Sometimes when you get a strong-smelling sake, it has the scent of bananas. This is due to the presence of isoamyl acetate. If you turn your perspective around, though, imagine the first Japanese sake drinker to eat a banana. It would be like discovering a whisky-fruit!

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