Sake is really interesting liquor: Sake is delicious even when it’s cold, and delicious even when it’s warm.
Sake temperature is from 5℃-55℃, wider than other liquors.
Sake is a good match drink in Japanese cuisine, especially fish and vegetable dishes.
You can see these main kinds of sake in the sake shops, bars and restaurants.
純米大吟醸酒 (Junmai Daiginjoshu)
Pure rice, Very Special brew(Ingredients: Rice, Kōji rice)
Very Special brew (Ingredients: Rice, Kōji rice, Distilled alcohol)
純米吟醸酒 (Junmai Ginjoshu)
Pure rice, Special brew (Ingredients: Rice, Kōji rice)
Special brew (Ingredients: Rice, Kōji rice, Distilled alcohol)
特別純米酒 (Tokubetsu Junmaishu)
Special Pure rice (Ingredients: Rice, Kōji rice)
Good tempreture of cold sake is 7～10℃.
It is the same tempreture with beer.
Try to keep sake glasses in the fridge!
You can enjoy the cold sake very well and easier!
About Ginjoshu’s best condition, it is 10-15℃.
Do not keep it cooler than 10℃, it could be out of taste when cooled too much.
sake bar @ Isetan Scotts B1
Hot Sake(Kan zake)
“Kanzake” is hot sake to warm sake at 40-60℃, we call “Atsukan” which is to warm around 50℃, “Nurukan” is to warm around 40℃. When you order the sake, it depends on your favorite type.
When to warm around 60℃ it could be out of taste and also you cannot pick Sake Tokkuri(Sake bottle) up.
Making warm sake is to warm sake with micro wave.
Basically, to warm about 1 minutes for 1 Tokkuri sake(180ml).
We use “Choko” and “Tokkuri” for drinking Kanzake.
“Choco” is small cup for warm sake, you can save from drinking too much sake. That’s why, sake is also a healthy alkohol as Japanese food.
shukan-ki to warm sake
“Jo-on” also means “Hiya” in Japanese.
“Jo-on” is not room tempreture, is to cool sake a little in Summer season and to warm sake 15-20℃ in Winter season.
Many Sake fans like to drink Sake as Jo-on.
On the rocks
It is to put bigger rocks of ice in chilled glass and pour very cold Sake(50-60ml) in the glass.
On the rocks is good for Junmaishu.
More modern style of drinking sake(For example, Daiginjo), is on the rocks by wine glass.