The sake term itself is the English terminology for rice alcohol beverage. In Japan it is not known as Sake(sakee) its is know as Nihonshu.
It has 4 main ingredients.
water, yeast, koji, rice
Koji before anything else is possible it is the most important part of the making of sake. Koji is a mould that is carefully propagated on each grain of steam white rice. Its main function and purpose to covert the starch into glucose which will help develop the conversion of sugar to alcohol.
If we are talking about kanji on a bottle there are certain characters which are quite obvious on all sake bottles which will determine the sake grade.
Junmai – 純米
Junmai ginjo – 純米 吟醸
Junmai Daingjo – 純米 大吟醸
Kimoto – 生酛
Yamahai – 山廃
The difference is how they are they brewed and what style the brewers want to create. DIfferent sakes only shine are certain temperatures. They give off certain profiles that the other sake classifications may not be able to meet. The difference is really just touching the surface how we have different styles of sake. This can be due to the prefecture, rice, water and the brewing method as all breweries are not all the same.
If we go with classification, in general, let’s go into it deeper.
Ginjo by the term itself it is a sake that has been polished at least 60% but has brewers alcohol added to it so it’s not pure.
If we go with Junmai ginjo its the same as sake polished @ 60% but it is only made with rice nothing is added.
DaiGinjo by the term itself it is a sake that has been polished at least 50% but has brewers alcohol added to it so it’s not pure.
If we go with Junmai Daiginjo it is the same as sake polished @ 50% but it is only made with rice nothing is added.
Japanese sake is a longer life span than wine it is suggested to keep sake within the time of the manufacture year up to a year is considered favourable if not opened and kept in a cool dark place or in the fridge for quality control.
sake can keep up to a week in the fridge.
Sake world was created to bring a huge variety of Japanese sake to Australia allowing Australian sake lovers to have the freedom to access their favourite Japanese sake from different range of Sake Breweries all around Japan.
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