Sake

Ask for Sake in a bar in Japan and you are likely to get a confused look. The word Sake actually means 'liquor' or alcohol, and their common word for rice wine is actually Nihonshu, but is generally labelled as 'Seishu'! That's not even the most confusing thing about Sake. Strictly speaking it is not wine, but a strong beer and the quality of it depends mostly on how the rice is 'polished' before fermentation. A special type of starchy rice is used for Sake and it has to be polished to remove protein and bran, leaving a starch rich core. Two basic types exist, Futsū-shu is plain or table sake whilst Tokutei meishō-shu is premium Sake with a high degree of polishing. There are several types of Tokutei meishō-shu which are named accordingly to degree of polishing and also brewing methods.
Akashi Sake Daiginjo Genshu Yamadanishiki New In

Akashi Sake Daiginjo Genshu Yamadanishiki

72cl

A medium-bodied traditional rice wine, sake, from Japanses, Akashi. as well as a treat for conn..

€53.00 Ex Tax: €43.80

Akashi Sake Ginjo Yuzushu New In

Akashi Sake Ginjo Yuzushu

50cl

Excellent as an aperitif this is a light, refreshing sake from Japan's Akashi-Tai. It is ma..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.62

Akashi Sake Honjozo Tokubetsu Gohyakumangoku New In

Akashi Sake Honjozo Tokubetsu Gohyakumangoku

72cl

The entry level of Akashi-Tai's connoisseur range of traditional Japanese Sake rice wine. This i..

€31.50 Ex Tax: €26.03

Akashi Sake Jumnai Tokubetsu Yamadanishiki New In

Akashi Sake Jumnai Tokubetsu Yamadanishiki

72cl

A delicious traditional Sake rice wine from Japan's Akashi. This is hand-made from koji to bottl..

€38.50 Ex Tax: €31.82

Akashi Sake Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu New In

Akashi Sake Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu

50cl

A decadent plum liqueur from Japan's Akashi, created by preserving the plums in premium sake, en..

€28.50 Ex Tax: €23.55

Choya Daiginjo Honjirushi Sakura Sake

72cl

A light delicate sake with nice fruitiness and delicate floral and rice grain flavours. The rice use..

€25.99 Ex Tax: €21.48

Choya Hokkan Ougyoku Junmai

72cl

Produced by Hokkan Sake Brewing, this Japanese sake comes from the Tochigi region. Wi..

€24.99 Ex Tax: €20.65

Choya Original New In

Choya Original

75cl

Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Original is a traditional Japanese fruit liqueur. Best enjoyed on..

€12.50 Ex Tax: €10.33

Choya Sake

75cl

Grown in the Nara Province, West Japan, local rice is harvested to make Choya Sake. A smooth an..

€16.50 Ex Tax: €13.64

Choya Silver New In

Choya Silver

50cl

Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Silver is a traditional Japanese fruit liqueur. A delicate balanc..

€7.50 Ex Tax: €6.20

Choya Silver Red New In

Choya Silver Red

50cl

Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Silver Red is a traditional Japanese red wine fruit liqueur. Best..

€8.00 Ex Tax: €6.61

Akashi-Tai Daiginjo Sake

72cl

The Daiginjo Akashi-Tai is made using 100% Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Hyogo Prefecture. A brew mas..

€41.31 Ex Tax: €34.14

Akashi-Tai Genmai Aged Sake

72cl

The Genmai Akashi-Tai was first created in 2002 using the finest of rices for sake — Yamada Ni..

€54.10 Ex Tax: €44.71

Akashi-Tai Honjozo Sake

72cl

Honjozo Akashi-Tai’s sake is made to be slightly lighter in style than their other types of sa..

€25.57 Ex Tax: €21.13

Akashi-Tai Honjozu Genshu Sake

72cl

The undiluted Honjozo Akashi-Tai is a satisfyingly full-bodied sake. This is the drink the brew mast..

€29.50 Ex Tax: €24.38

Akashi-Tai Junmai Daiginjo Sake

72cl

One of Akashi-Tai’s flagship products, using fine polished rice and extra long brewing to prod..

€49.18 Ex Tax: €40.64