Bit of an odd one this but I thought I would ask as there might be someone on here that might be able to help, I noticed along side our IWC awards that there is an award for Sake, I did have some Sake when I was away on my honeymoon however I haven’t yet delved into the world of Sake. I know that, much like sherry, its very diverse with many different styles depending on how polished the rice is etc.
I noticed that Tengu Sake won the award this year as well as last year and checking out their site they do have a few useful guides as well as some flavour profiles and ‘how its made’ guides, there does seem to be a huge amount of choice as there is Sake which is pure with no added brewer alcohol added and another sort with alcohol added. It would seem that the top tier Sake can be drunk cold much like a wine whereas the lower grades are usually drunk slightly warm. It would seem that around 75% of total Sake production is in the ‘Futsushu’ or everyday Sake.
Looks like their everyday Sake sold by Tengu is £35.50 for 1800ml - works out at around £14 per 75cl bottle so its around twice the price of everyday Sherry - although its about the same strength! Imagine drinking 1.8L of Sherry!
Just wondered if anyone on here had any experience with Sake at all, might look to see if I can find a Sake tasting set and report back, if its anything like as diverse as Sherry then it might be a bit addictive!