Sake Drinking Temperature
Sake drinking temperatures are an important part of Sake. Sake is a drink that can be enjoyed at many temperatures. Each temperature has a different name.
Sake can be enjoyed at a wide range of temperatures. Each temperature has a different name, and you can enjoy unique aspects of the same sake when you try it at different temperatures. Get your fill of sake’s profound flavors by trying it at a variety of temperatures.
|Vapor rises from the tokkuri. The tokkuri and choko are hot to the touch. The sake’s aromas are sharpened and it tastes dry, with a clean finish.|
|Some heat can be felt when holding the tokkuri or choko. Vapor rises when the sake is poured. The sake’s aromas are concentrated, and the flavor feels soft and crisp.|
|The sake feels more warm than hot when drinking. It seems close to body temperature. The sake’s aromas become a bit richer, and the flavor feels full.|
|When the tokkuri is held, it may feel slightly cool to the touch. The aroma and flavor will give an impression of softness.|
|The general term for sake chilled to between 10℃ and 5℃ is reishu. Generally, chilling sake to lower temperatures masks subtle flavors.|
With many Thanks to the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association