Did you know what kind of SAKE there are?

Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo, etc. are famous types in the market.

These types have strict criteria, and only those that meet these criteria can be named, such as Junmai Ginjo, as you have heard.

This time, we will introduce the characteristics of each type and the criteria for classification.

How are they classified?

Sake made by filtering rice is called sake. Furthermore, sake is divided into "Special Designation Sake" and those that are not.

Particular Designation Sake is a specific name for the sake that meets requirements such as ingredients and percentage of rice polishing.

Sake that meets this standard is collectively called Special Designation Sake.

"Special Designation Sake" includes Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Daiginjo.

Particular Designation Sake can be roughly divided into three types: ginjo-shu, junmai-shu, and honjozo-shu.

junmai-shu has a further classification, junmai-shu, Junmai Ginjo-shu, Junmai Daiginjo-shu, and Special junmai-shu.

How are they classified?

Introducing by type! Many Japanese delicious SAKE

Many people have heard of stories of the type of sake.

This time, we will introduce recommended brands along with the types of sake. We are introducing delicious Japanese sake from world-famous brands to secretly popular brands.

Junmai sake

It is Sake made with only water and rice and rice koji. Junmai shu doesn't add jozo alcohol, it is a perfect sake to enjoy the original taste and flavor of rice fully.

Even those who Japanese sake fans say Junmaishu is the best!

Recommended brand "Kuroushi" Prefecture Saga

It has a soft scent and the taste of like rice. It is a liquor-type sake with a wide range of flavor and can be enjoyed deliciously in the temperature range such as cold sake, cold, and lukewarm sake.

Easy to use as a mid-course liquor and goes well with dishes that go well with rice. Please try it with Southeast Asian cuisine and rice dishes such as paella. 

Special junmai SAKE

"Special junmai sake" is literally a pure rice sake made by a unique manufacturing method. Although it is defined as a "special production technique," there is no clear standard.

Since the "special production technique" is left to the discretion of the brewing company, the characteristics of the brewing process are likely to appear. Also, to call yourself particular junmai sake, it must be displayed on the label to understand why it is.

Recommended brand "Denshu" Prefecture Aomori

Denshu is said to be the representative food's sake of sake. The feature of this liquor is that it matches any dish, but the taste changes depending on the meal. By all means, please enjoy the difference of each meal according to various dishes.

When the taste at 37 degrees to 80 degrees, you can enjoy more the smell of sake.

Junmai Ginjo SAKE

The gentle scent that not too claimed that rice original plump flavor brings out the cuisine. Not to mention standard Japanese food, recommended combining Chinese food and Western food with dishes that make the best use of the ingredients.

Depending on the brand, this type of Junmai Daiginjo shu can be enjoyed as cold sake or Nurukan.

Recommended brand "Zaku Miyabinotomo Okayama omachi" Prefecture: Mie

Sake made with particular attention to the ingredients of Mie.

Zaku is a sake that means that everyone makes and tastes together.

Junmai Daiginjo shu is a blend of two types, Junmai Daiginjo shu, which has a high fragrance, and Junmai Daiginjo shu, which has a deep flavor. Enjoy delicious food with your friends.

Junmai Daiginjo SAKE

Junmai Daiginjo Sake has heard about it once if he knows sake.

This sake is brewing only using that particular part of the rice. By carefully brewing at low temperature, you can bring out the characteristic scent of Junmai daiginjo.

This fruity scent is said to be the scent of melon, depending on the brand.

Recommended issue "Hououbiden Yamadanishiki 50" Prefecture: Tochigi

Junmai ginjo shu is a sake-brewed rice "Yamada Nishiki" that has been refined at a percentage of rice polishing to 50% and brewed slowly at low temperatures.

This sake is a very well-balanced liquor and flavor.

It is a fruity aroma that is gentle and mellow and has a soft taste and rich taste. It goes best with light appetizers such as carpaccio.

Introducing by type! Many Japanese delicious sake

What is Ginjo you often hear under the name?

Junmai Daiginjo and Junmai Ginjo, contains the word "ginjo", also sake called ginjo sake. What kind of sake is ginjo sake?

When making sake, ginjo sake can make by mixing rice, koji, and water, as well as jozo alcohol made from sugar cane. However, if a large amount of jozo alcohol added, the flavor of the method for making ginjo will be impaired, so the ratio is determined to be within 10% of the weight. Mixing the jozo alcohol before squeezing the sake from the moromi gives you a sake with a strong aroma and taste.

To enjoy the scent and taste, recommended to chill or drink at room temperature. Because if you overheat it, the fragrance will fly away. Ginjo sake is a sake that is sensitive to high temperatures.

Also, there are two types of Ginjo sake: characteristic scent and the other that is a characteristic taste.

Hana Ginjo

The characteristic flavor of Ginjo shu can be felt firmly from the sense of smell. A refreshing mouthpiece, suitable for drinking as an aperitif. It is especially recommended for those who think that a rich scent is essential for the sake. You can feel the smell, even more, when you drink it at about 10 degrees cold.

With a gorgeous scent of apples, the scent spreads when pouring sake into the glass or when carrying it to your mouth.

Taste Ginjo

Suitable for mid-course drinks, it goes well with food, and you can enjoy your meal more. If you warm it too much, the scent will fly, so I recommend Nuru kan at about 40 degrees.

It is a ginjo sake that gives you a deep scent like a banana and a moist taste when you put it in your mouth—recommended for those who want to enjoy ginjo sake and the harmony of cooking.


Not only the famous Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Daiginjo, there are many delicious sake in Junmai shu and honjozo shu.

Also, sake has various scents, and you enjoy not only the taste but also the scent, such as after pouring into a glass, after having it in your mouth, and after a drink.

Recently, wine glasses have been maked for drinking sake.

The scent differs completely depending on the type and brand introduced here. Finding your own sake that you can enjoy both taste and aroma!

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