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.
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: €6.09

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: €6.50

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: €10.17

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: €13.41

Choya Hokkan Ougyoku Junmai

72cl

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

€24.99 Ex Tax: €20.31

Akashi-Tai Honjozo Sake

72cl

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

€25.99 Ex Tax: €21.13

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: €21.13

Akashi-Tai Honjozu Genshu Sake

72cl

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

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.38

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..

€30.50 Ex Tax: €24.80

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..

€33.00 Ex Tax: €26.83

Akashi-Tai Daiginjo Sake

72cl

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

€41.99 Ex Tax: €34.14

Akashi Sake Junmai Tokubetsu Yamadanishiki New In

Akashi Sake Junmai Tokubetsu Yamadanishiki

72cl

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

€42.00 Ex Tax: €34.15

Akashi Sake Honjozo Tokubetsu Gohyakumangoku 15% 72cl New In

Akashi Sake Honjozo Tokubetsu Gohyakumangoku 15% 72cl

72cl

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

€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77

Choya Aged Three Years Umeshu New In

Choya Aged Three Years Umeshu

70cl

Made using ther Japanese Ume fruit which is similar to plum, this classic drink has been aged f..

€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59

Akashi Tai Sake Honjozo Genshu Tokubetsu 19% 72cl New In

Akashi Tai Sake Honjozo Genshu Tokubetsu 19% 72cl

72cl

A soft and rounded sake with good depth of flavour. This is made using high grade rice which has bee..

€46.00 Ex Tax: €37.40

Akashi Sake Junmai Daiginjo Genshu 16% 30cl New In

Akashi Sake Junmai Daiginjo Genshu 16% 30cl

30cl

A stunning medium-bodied sake that's made only in the mid-late winter months. Made from ..

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62