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Talk about sake

2017.03.21

How to drink

Sake Arrangement -1

Sake is tasty by itself, but if you just try a variety of Sake, you will find various features of even the brand you always drink.
First of all, warmed sake. As hot sake is widely known all over the world, many people in the world think Sake equals hot sake. However, if you want to enjoy Sake, the suitable temperature is important. For warmed sake, it is highly recommended to pour it in a tokkuri (sake jar) and place the tokkuri into a pot of hot water, but it can also be heated in a microwave. When using a microwave, please use aluminum foil to cover the tokkuri tightly for better thermal efficiency. You need to check before using whether it is possible, because depends on a model.
Many people say that Sake should not be put in a kettle to be heated on an open fire, though we hear many brewery workers used to do that.
Ordinary Kanzake Temprature Reference
    Tobikirikan 〜55℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Josen、Stringency and bitterness、Lact acid tast or flavor、Light aroma
    Atsukan/Hot Sake 〜50℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Stringency and bitterness、Lact acid tast or flavor、Light aroma
    Johkan 〜45℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Stringency and bitterness、Lact acid tast or flavor
    Nurukan 〜40℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Honjozo、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Stringency and bitterness、Lact acid tast or flavor
    Hitohadakan 〜35℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Jummai-shu、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Dry aged Sake、Less astringency and bitterness
    Hinatakan 〜30℃ Kimoto、Yamahai、Jummai-shu、Light aged Sake、Less astringency and bitterness
johon/hiya Johon   〜20℃ Modarn Kimoto、Jummai-shu、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Aged Sake、Fruity flavor or taste、Less astringency and bitterness
Suzuhie   〜15℃ Modarn Kimoto、Jummai-shu、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Aged Sake、Fruity flavor or taste、Less astringency and bitterness
Hanahie   〜10℃ Modarn Kimoto、Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Daiginjo-shu、Jummai-Daiginjo-shu、Un-pasteurised Sake、Fruity flavor or taste、Rich aroma、Less astringency and bitterness
Reishu Yukihie   〜5℃ Ginjo-shu、Jummai-Guinjo-shu、Daiginjo-shu、Jummai-Daiginjo-shu、Un-pasteurised Sake、Fruity taste or flavor、Rich aroma、Less astringency and bitterness
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