Sake is a type of “rice wine”, it is from Japan so sake is Japanese rice wine.
The custom of making alcohol with just rice, yeast, and water appears easily in Asia.
China has “Mijiu (米酒)” and Korea has “Cheongju (청주)”.
Many years ago, when I was a university student, I tried sake for the first time. Of course, on those days, I couldn’t taste the good sake. My option was only cardboard sake. Now I have a job so I can explore the world of spirits, I am still not able to buy luxury spirits.
When I was visiting the “Japan Center”, I bought this sake. Like the world of wine, there are so many kinds of sake in the world, so I bought it without knowledge.
The reason I chose “Hakutsuru” sake was that this sake is living sake. There the letter “生” means “alive or a life” in the Chinese letter.
Typically sake are liqueurs sterilized to maintain a uniform taste and quality. Because if it is not sterilized, the flavor will be changed by the constant fermentation process. But if it is sterilized, the rich flavors and aromas are lost.
- Rice (the species of «Nihonbare»)
- Koji (a specific yeast for sake)
Made in Japan and the alcohol content is 14%.
I tried a puff but the taste blew me away. Because I expected the rich and fun flavor. But its taste was typical sake.
Price £ 8 ~ 9
Aroma Melón, Koji
Body ★★ ☆☆☆
Sweetness ★★ ☆☆☆
Acidity ★ ☆☆☆☆
Attraction ★ ☆☆☆☆