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The Scoop on Sake Rice - Part 2

Sake gets its nuances and flavours from a plethora of factors, a combination of brewing methods, rice variety, the polishing ratio of the rice, the yeast variety, the ratio of koji to steamed rice, the mineral content in the water and so on. Let’s take a look at the ingredient which can drive the flavor of a sake most - the rice. In our last post, we shared about the polishing ratio of the rice and how that can affect lightness, richness or sweetness of a sake. Beyond that, the varietal of rice plays a significant role in the flavour, texture and mouthfeel. Of all the rice grown in Japan, only 4% of it is special sake rice, out of...

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