Brief Introduction To Different Types Of Sake

Have you been to Japan or planning to visit Japan? Well, one thing for sure, your visit to Japan would not be considered complete unless and until you taste SAKE!

No Worries, this article is specifically written to assist you in navigating the world of SAKE, plenty of research is done just for you.

All the details are jotted from the world renowned sake connoisseurs, to learn how to taste sake and sampling sake all over Japan.

First of all, in Japan “SAKE” is referred to all the alcoholic drinks, but basically it is a non-carbonated alcoholic beverage.

In English this drink is named as “Sake”, but in Japanese Language it is called as “Nihonshu”, which means “Japanese alcohol”.

Sake Ginjo

You can look for the top Quality Sake brands at Ippin.

Ippin is an E-Commerce Mall which brings Japan’s Quality to the World. It was launched by C-Connect Corporation. Today, it is available in 18 regions and countries.

Here is their Official website link for your consideration:

Different types Of Sake, just for you:

Below we have mentioned about some of the Sake(s) that remain continuously on demand and are easily available on any Sake Store:

• Junmai: Junmai name refers to pure rice Sake, which means non-additive sake.

1. Moreover, the Junmai is prepared from brewing process in which the rice used has been polished up to 70% (meaning the percentage number you’ll see on the bottle is 70% or lower i.e. 61-70%)
2. Junmai Sake is quite rich and intense in fragrance and slightly acidic flavor.
3. This kind of sake is mainly served warm or at room temperature.
4. Suitable with almost all the Japanese dishes.

• Ginjo & Junmai Ginjo: Ginjo is premium sake made from the rice that has been polished up to 60% (the percentage number you’ll see on the bottle is 60% or lower i.e. 51-60%)

1. It is prepared while using special kind of yeast and inflaming techniques.
2. The result is often a light, fruity and complex flavor that is usually quite fragrant.
3. Jo is very soothing on the palate, easy to drink and often served chilled.
4. Please Note: Junmai Ginjo is nothing else but simply Ginjo sake that is prepared from “pure rice” (no additives), just like Junmai.

Junmai Sake

If you will visit this link, you will find that Sake flavors are in abundance.

Before we end the article, for your kind consideration, to name a few here is a small list of Sake:

• Futsushu
• Daiginjo & Junmai Daiginjo
• Jizake
• Nigori
• Nama-zake
• Shiboritate