Sake is a beverage fermented from rice. Sake can be divided into the following groups according to the type of brewing process. We offer wide range Sake selections, which is from fine Japanese breweries. Please feel free to ask about sake and recommendation. We pleasurably serve you best pairings in your flavor.
How to make sake
Watch the video about making sake which is provided by our familia brewery Hanagaki, in Echizen Ono, Fukui, Japan.
Junmaisyu The name of Jyunmai means "pure rice". Junmai is brewed using only rice, water, yeast and koji. No other ingredients or additives, such as alcohol or sugar, are added. The rice that has been polished to 70% or less of its original size is used to brew. The Jyunmai sake character tends to have a full-bodied and slightly acidic.
Honjozo Sake must be milled to 70% or less of it’s original size and as far as ingredients go, it contains a small amount of distilled brewer’s alcohol, which is added to the sake to achieve different flavor & aroma profiles.
Junmai Ginjo Sake is brewed using only rice, water, yeast and koji. No other ingredients are added. To qualify as a Jyunmai Ginjo, the rice grain must be milled to 60% or less of it’s original size.
Junmai Daiginjo Sake is brewed using only rice, water, yeast and koji. There are no other additives. To qualify as a Daiginjo, the rice grain must be milled to 50% or less of it’s original size.
Gensyu Genshu is raw, undiluted sake It is moromi that is heated, filtered, and has no added water. It is then bottled immediately. Genshu has an alcohol content of around 20%. Most of the sake to hit the consumer market is not genshu. The sake has water added reducing the actual content to 15-16%.
Nigori Nigorizake is made from moromi that is filtered through rough cloth right before fermentation is complete. In nigori, the sweetness of the rice is easily tasted. Some nigoris are of the sparkling variety because when nigori is done pre-fermenting, the carbonation remains.