Sake Umeshu Shochu Wine

Sake Umeshu Shochu Wine

Sake (, pronounced saké) is a typically Japanese alcoholic beverage obtained from the union of ethyl alcohol with liquid derived from rice fermentation. For this reason it is also called "rice wine". It is not classified among distillates, let alone fermented, or even among liqueurs, and constitutes a separate category. Rice wine known in the West as "sake" is of a particular type called nihonshu (, "Japanese alcohol" ) in Japanese. In Japan, the word sake simply means alcoholic beverage,and depending on the region it can take on various specific meanings. In southern Kyushu, sake usually refers to a distilled drink, potato shochu (芋酎 imojōchū). Shochu is a wine made with sugar cane. On the other hand, sake is a term that can also be used for another Okinawan distilled drink,the awamori (泡), literally "transparent dome", or kusu,"old drink". These other forms of sake are distilled from a long-grained rice and kurokoji (麹 kurokōji), "black koji".

Umeshu ( ) is a Japanese liqueur made from maceration of ume (still unripe plum and green) in alcohol (酎 shōchū) (or sake) with the addition of crystallized cane sugar. It has a sweet, slightly sour taste, and an alcohol content of 10-15 degrees. A renowned brand of "umeshu" are Choya and TaKaRa Shuzo. The plums used for this type of liqueur are among the most valuable in Japan. They come mainly from Wakayama (Kishu). These include Nankou Ume, plum with fleshy pulp and small bone. Japanese restaurants serve different varieties of umeshu, including cocktail versions. Umeshu On the Rocks (pronounced umeshu rokku), Umeshu Sour (pronounced umeshu Sawa), Umeshu Tonic (with 2/3 tonic water) and Umeshu Soda (with 2/3 of carbonated water) are very popular variants of this drink. A fashionable custom among young people is to mix this liqueur with green tea (o-cha).

Shōchū ( ) a distillate native to Japan. It is most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potatoes or rice. Typically, it contains 25% alcohol by volume (lower than grappa, whisky or vodka but stronger than wine). Multi-distilled Shōchū is not uncommon, which is more like a European liqueur (up to 35% alcohol by volume), but in this case it is traditionally mixed with other less or non-alcoholic beverages.

Sake Ozeki Dry - 180 ml
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Ozeki Dry sake is a dry sake with a fruity flavor that is enjoyed well when served cold. This is an excellent choice for beginner sake drinkers due to its low alcohol content and soft taste. It goes well with chicken, light Asian dishes, sashimi, sushi and can also be poured over fresh oysters or grills.
€5.35
Sake Ozeki one cup mini - 100 ml
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 The Ozeki One Cup mini sake has become the most popular sake jar in Japan in the last 40 years. This is because you can easily take it with you to the open air and enjoy it at room temperature, heated or refrigerated. It is ideal for occasions such as picnics and campsites. The Ozeki One Cup sake tastes well balanced and has a clean aftertaste.
€3.18
Sake funaguchi kikusui ichiban shibori - 200 ml
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This sake "Funaguchi" is a really fresh sake not subject to pasteurization or mixing. Being unpasteurized or mixed it has a very rich flavor while remaining light in taste. To be enjoyed cold or at room temperature. If the taste is too important it is possible to dilute it slightly with water.
€6.55
Sake Gekkeikan Namazake - 280 ml
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This namazake sake of gekkeikan is not pasteurized, so you have a stronger aroma and taste. This clear and crystalline namazake is proposed in a perfectly transparent glass bottle and has a dry and balanced taste that makes it a really refreshing drink.
€8.35
Sake siboritate gin pack - 180 ml
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To take advantage of the Daiginjo aroma from the new yeast and the fresh taste of the new sake, the freshly pressed sake is stored raw at a low temperature and only heat treated when packaged. Elegant style, soft texture, slightly round transparent aftertaste, long persistence. These are the characteristics that make this sake special and good. The sake siboritate gin pack was the winner in 2020 of the "Taste Winner Award" trophy, given by the International Taste Institute of Brussels.
€4.65
Sake Ozeki Nomo Nomo Seishu - 500 ml
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For those not familiar with the way of the sake of this excellent home product Ozeki is Futsu-shu, or the classic sake to "adjust" that you drink traditionally during meals and that covers more than 80% of sake usually consumed in Japan. And' a sake very well-balanced with sharpness and rich flavor. Ideal with any type of dish. It can be eaten hot, room temperature and cold.
€8.32
Choya umeshu extra years - 50 ml
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Extra Years is one of the versions more pure and more rich Umeshu, has a maceration seriously prolonged of the fruit which can extend up to two or three years. The fruit is first immersed in alcohol to 40% to finish at 17% with a particularly high concentration of sugar. Choya is the most renowned producer of Umeshu, both in Japan and abroad, ranking eighth in the world among the brands of liquor, growing constantly. The Umeshu is alcohol-based Ume, a fruit often referred to as 'plum japanese'.
€3.53
Strawberry nigori Sake - 300 ml
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This Ozeki House sake is recommended to serve cold and its main feature is that it is produced with a mixture of sake and strawberries. It is in fact possible to notice sediments of strawberry puree and rice inside the bottle. The flavor is very full-bodied and is a sweet sake.
€9.83
Sake Chiyomusubi Oyaji Gokuraku Junmai Ginjo - 180 ml
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With a slight unique aroma of steamed rice, cereal, and vanilla, this elegant sake, and the "One Cup" is an example of the new technology of style to put a big saké jar economic. A sake in a cup was considered a sake, and the economic.
€8.16
Sake, josen karatamba namachozo ozeki - 720 ml
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Despite the strong taste and the aftertaste dry and intense, is a product with a fragrant taste that gives a feeling of freshness typical of the nama-power suit-shu is sake pasteurized only once, after maturation and before bottling. It can accompany dishes such as tempura, Shabu-Shabu, shrimp in chili sauce, carpaccio, oyster. Try it cold but even at room temperature.
€19.31
Choya umeshu original - 750 ml
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Umeshu is a Japanese liqueur made from maceration of ume (plum still unripe and green in color). It has a sweet, slightly sour taste, and an alcohol content of 10-15 degrees. The plums used for this type of liqueur are among the most valuable in Japan. They come mainly from Wakayama (Kishu). 
€17.03
Sake kikusui junmai ginjo - 300 ml
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It is a dry sake with an aroma of melon and banana followed by a refreshing body with very harmonious Mandarin. This sake is a great alternative to white wine which is perfect for sake lovers and beginners.
€15.50