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Sake – Top Bestsellers Japanese Rice Wine

Sake is also known as Japanese rice wine. The sake definition is simply ‘alcohol’ in Japan but what we usually consume is in fact called ‘nihonshu’. The sake pronunciation is “sah-kay”. This alcoholic drink is the national beverage of Japan that has been enjoyed for centuries!

What is sake made of? Sakes are an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. It is brewed using highly polished sake mai rice, water, a mold known as Aspergillus oryzae and yeast.

The best sake is aged for a year or more. Sake alcohol content ranges between 15 to 20 percent although the alcohol content of sake like Genshu (strong undiluted sake) may have more than 20 percent.