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.
Excellent as an aperitif this is a light, refreshing sake from Japan's Akashi-Tai. It is ma..
€33.00 Ex Tax: €26.83
The entry level of Akashi-Tai's connoisseur range of traditional Japanese Sake rice wine. This i..
€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77
A stunning medium-bodied sake that's made only in the mid-late winter months. Made from ..
€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62
A delicious traditional Sake rice wine from Japan's Akashi. This is hand-made from koji to bottl..
€42.00 Ex Tax: €34.15
A decadent plum liqueur from Japan's Akashi, created by preserving the plums in premium sake, en..
€30.50 Ex Tax: €24.80
Made using ther Japanese Ume fruit which is similar to plum, this classic drink has been aged f..
€46.50 Ex Tax: €37.80
Produced by Hokkan Sake Brewing, this Japanese sake comes from the Tochigi region. Wi..
€25.50 Ex Tax: €20.73
Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Original is a traditional Japanese fruit liqueur. Best enjoyed on..
€13.75 Ex Tax: €11.18
Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Silver is a traditional Japanese fruit liqueur. A delicate balanc..
€8.75 Ex Tax: €7.11
Made with 100% Japanese Ume. Choya Silver Red is a traditional Japanese red wine fruit liqueur. Best..
€9.00 Ex Tax: €7.32
A medium-bodied traditional rice wine, sake, from Japanses, Akashi. as well as a treat for conn..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78
A light delicate sake with nice fruitiness and delicate floral and rice grain flavours. The rice use..
€28.00 Ex Tax: €22.76
Grown in the Nara Province, West Japan, local rice is harvested to make Choya Sake. A smooth an..
€18.00 Ex Tax: €14.63
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
The Daiginjo Akashi-Tai is made using 100% Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Hyogo Prefecture. A brew mas..
€41.99 Ex Tax: €34.14
The Genmai Akashi-Tai was first created in 2002 using the finest of rices for sake — Yamada Ni..
€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71