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Tamajiman is brewed using underground mineral water. Hints of almond and fruit swirl around on the palate with a semi-dry finish. Enjoy this light and sweet sake with poultry, beef, pork, and seafood.
Mizubasho is brewed from water that began as snow and rain. From this light and dry style, you will experience a mixed fruit aroma with lots of umami. Also, it is a perfect accompaniment to poultry, beef, pork, and seafood.
Hakkaisan is brewed with naturally soft water and you’ll experience a mild and creamy texture on the palate with this dry sake with hints of almond and vanilla. Enjoy with shrimp, crab, and a variety of meats.
Are you a sake aficionado or are you a newbie? It’s an acquired taste for many, but once you understand and begin to taste the ethereal beauty, you will fall for it.
Sake is like no other brewed spirit. The aromas and flavors are unlike anything else you’ve experienced. There are literally hundreds of styles from which to choose on the market and no doubt you’ve enjoyed at least one style at a Japanese restaurant.
What exactly is Sake?
Even though you’ve had sake in a Japanese restaurant, you might not know what gives it those unique flavors. Sake is a Japanese rice beverage that is fermented and brewed. It may often be referred to as wine, but it is not wine nor is it beer. Not only that, it is higher in alcohol (ABV) than wine or beer.
There are many styles of sake on the market that express different flavor profiles and aromas. Differences in milling the sake rice is what creates the unique tastes, aromas, flavors, and quality. Therefore, all sakes do not taste alike.
The taste, aroma, and quality of sake are dependent on the fermentation process. The amount of rice that is milled is one of the defining factors that determine the type of sake that is produced. The more milled sake rice, the more delicate and clearer the flavor of the drink. Depending on which sake you prefer, you’ll experience flavors of melon, apple, pear, yeast, and other savory flavors.
Explore the flavors of sake. Do you like light and dry? Light and sweet? Or, would you prefer rich and dry or rich and sweet? What foods pair the best with your style of sake?
Do you want to experience the delicate floral and fruit flavors and aromas or rich, savory flavors from aged sake?
How fun it would be to host a Sake Sampling Party with friends!
Experience, enjoy, and learn more about sake on your own or host a sake tasting party with food pairings.
Sampling, tasting, and comparing sakes is a great way to find your style and you can encourage your friends to find theirs too.
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Cheers to opening up your world to sake!