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 Aged Three Years Umeshu


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

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Choya Daiginjo Honjirushi Sakura Sake


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

€29.00 Ex Tax: €23.58

Choya Silver


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

€9.00 Ex Tax: €7.32

Choya Silver Red


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

€10.00 Ex Tax: €8.13

Akashi Sake Daiginjo Genshu Yamadanishiki


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

€62.00 Ex Tax: €50.41

Akashi Sake Ginjo Yuzushu


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

€34.00 Ex Tax: €27.64

Akashi Sake Honjozo Tokubetsu Gohyakumangoku 15% 72cl


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

€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77

Akashi Sake Junmai Daiginjo Genshu 16% 30cl


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

€49.00 Ex Tax: €39.84

Akashi Sake Junmai Tokubetsu Yamadanishiki


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

€43.00 Ex Tax: €34.96

Akashi Sake Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu


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

€32.00 Ex Tax: €26.02

Choya Hokkan Ougyoku Junmai


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

€26.50 Ex Tax: €21.54

Choya Original


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

€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.38

Choya Sake


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

€18.50 Ex Tax: €15.04

Akashi Tai Sake Honjozo Genshu Tokubetsu 19% 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-Tai Daiginjo Sake


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-Tai Genmai Aged Sake


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

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71