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Japanese Saké

Sake is an alcoholic Japanese beverage revered the world over, despite the name simply meaning ‘alcohol’ to the Japanese. A fermented rice wine, it is produced by a brewing process similar to beer and is available in many different varieties. It has been produced in Japan for over 1000 years, although more premium varieties are more recent endeavours.

We stock a range of very special sakes here at Fine Food Specialist, ranging from those that are dry through to the more sweet and floral. Quality grades are determined by the degree to which the rice is ‘polished’ which refers to how much of the rice grain is milled away to reveal its starchy core.

Takara Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai Sake is slightly creamy with a touch of acidity. The nose has the sweetness of banana, while the flavour is lightly floral with hints of melon. It pairs well with full-bodied Chinese dishes.

Those new to sake should try the Ozeki, which is dry, with a well-balanced and full-bodied flavour. It tastes amazing chilled but can also be warmed – note the way this enhances different flavours.

The Takara Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake is one of the highest-graded sakes on the market with a fruity and aromatic flavour and subtle undertones of banana, peach and persimmon. The dry, spicy flavour is a perfect match with lighter dishes such as sushi and sashimi.

Drinking sake is different from that used in cooking, so make sure to spend time savouring and sipping these special sakes.

Our sakes also make excellent gifts for the discerning drinker.

 

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  1. Ozeki Sake, 750ml
    Ozeki Sake, 750ml
    £22.95
    This bottle of Ozeki is perfect for any people who are new to the sake world. It is dry, with a well-balanced and full-bodied flavour. It tastes amazing served chilled, or try warming it up to experience sake in a different way that enhances the flavours. 
  2. Kubota Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 300ml
    Kubota Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 300ml
    £24.95
    This sake has a silky texture, with a sweet yet sophisticated flavour of pear, vanilla, caramelized banana and a hint of rose. It is fresh and crisp, and best served cold, with a platter of fresh sashimi or sushi to complement the flavours.
  3. Takara Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai Sake, 300ml
    Takara Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai Sake, 300ml
    £22.95
    This sake is slightly creamy, with a touch of acidity. The delicate and slightly floral flavour boasts hints of melon, smells sweet like banana, and also has a contrasting Umami undertone taste. The complex flavours of this sake make it ideal to pair with full bodied Chinese and Indian cuisine dish...
  4. Takara Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 300ml
    Takara Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake, 300ml
    £19.95
    This is one of the highest-graded sakes on the market, due to it being labelled as Junmai Daiginjo. The flavour is fruity and aromatic, with subtle undertones of banana, peach and persimmon. The dry, spicy flavour of the sake makes it a perfect pairing to have with lighter dishes, such as sushi and...
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Sake is an alcoholic Japanese beverage revered the world over, despite the name simply meaning ‘alcohol’ to the Japanese. A fermented rice wine, it is produced by a brewing process similar to beer and is available in many different varieties. It has been produced in Japan for over 1000 years, although more premium varieties are more recent endeavours.

We stock a range of very special sakes here at Fine Food Specialist, ranging from those that are dry through to the more sweet and floral. Quality grades are determined by the degree to which the rice is ‘polished’ which refers to how much of the rice grain is milled away to reveal its starchy core.

Takara Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai Sake is slightly creamy with a touch of acidity. The nose has the sweetness of banana, while the flavour is lightly floral with hints of melon. It pairs well with full-bodied Chinese dishes.

Those new to sake should try the Ozeki, which is dry, with a well-balanced and full-bodied flavour. It tastes amazing chilled but can also be warmed – note the way this enhances different flavours.

The Takara Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo Sake is one of the highest-graded sakes on the market with a fruity and aromatic flavour and subtle undertones of banana, peach and persimmon. The dry, spicy flavour is a perfect match with lighter dishes such as sushi and sashimi.

Drinking sake is different from that used in cooking, so make sure to spend time savouring and sipping these special sakes.

Our sakes also make excellent gifts for the discerning drinker.

 

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