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Discussion in 'Japan' started by Slowpony, Nov 17, 2020.
Can anyone help identify this Sake for me?
It’s Chinese, not Japanese.
Well that’s a start.
Copperhead or a Brown.
It's actually not Sake (Japanese rice wine), but Chinese 白酒(Baijiu)
Baijiu : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijiu
52% alcohol? I don’t think it’s sake.
It's for cleaning brake pads
Chinese 白酒(Baijiu) and Japanese 焼酎(Shochu) are similar. Actually, Chu of Chuhai comes from Chu of Shochu.
About Shochu : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shōchū
About Chuhai : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chūhai
One sniff and hold onto your eyebrows!
Ume chu hai on Sunday.
I visited a Chinese website and it seems it is about 109 CNY = 1700 JPY = 22 AUD (400ml of 36% alc vol one).
Edit : The 52% one is 119 CNY, slightly more expensive (So, the picture's one is about 25 AUD)
I just saw the prices from only one Chinese website, so they might be available at a lot lower prices, though.
Thanks All, I should have looked at it more closely.
The best I can find Zeroes over here is 375ml cans $9 a pop, I would prefer to be paying Y189 from a 7-11
Chinese vodka is a hard pass. Thanks
Gotta try nu things often.
mate you buying that local?
Among sakes available at Konbini, "The Shot" is getting popular.
Or the bath.
The brand is "Niulanshan"... in the unlikely event you want to find it again!
Dan Murphys has a few.
I tried some, I'm pretty sure that I won't be looking for another bottle.
@M_G I think cleaning the other porcelain in the house will be a better use for it
It might be a bit off topic, but I'll write about Awamori. It's a traditional Okinawan alcoholic beverage. Awamori is famous for its high alc/vol ratio. Every year, we hear university students die of acute alcohol intoxication which is caused by Awamori. University students don't know much about alcoholic beverages (and how much they can drink). Hence, some of them drink Awamori just like they drink beer, as a result, they suffer from acute alcohol intoxication (and some die).
About Awamori : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awamori
Oh yes, that is very dangerous. And I say that from experience!
A thread about Sake, that is actually Chinese Vodka, and random photos of Chuhai which is also not sake .
Haha, Sake is actually a bit confusing word. 酒 (Sake) is Japanese rice wine as an English word. As a Japanese word, it often means alcoholic beverages in general, not specifying Japanese rice wine. Japan have different kinds of alcoholic beverages and Japanese people say "日本酒" if they want to clearly specify Sake (Japanese rice wine). 酒 = alcoholic beverage. 日本酒 = Japanese rice wine (日本 = Nihon = Japan)
So, this thread title is correct in that 酒 (sake) as a Japanese word can mean all alcoholic beverages
Sake : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sake
Haha, Awamori-san also taught me what acute alcohol intoxication is like
I stand corrected. Here is my contribution to the thread. A picture of 酒 (sake) below.
This thread reminded me we have a 720 ml bottle of this sitting at home unopened since March. May have to rectify that this w/e.
Got this baby in March. Was about ¥1800 from memory.
Mix at 40-50ml per can of solo and I have Strong Zero!! Tastes great too
It's Shochu, and more specifically, it's Mugi - Shochu. The brand "いいちこ = iichiko" is a well known Japanese Shochu brand
About Mugi-Shochu : https://umamimart.com/blogs/main/shochu-stop-mugi-shochu-barley
いいちこ = iichiko : https://www.google.com/search?q=iic...mg&ei=VUq2X6SMMY_P-QaAi6GIAg&bih=657&biw=1366
Iichiko's mugi shochu
I like shochu with a dollop of marmalade and topped up with hot water.
So here's mine! Bought in February at a food and drink market next to NHK hall. Is it best served warm or cold?
On the rocks : No
Cold (5 to10C) : The best
Room temperature : The second best
Nuru-Kan (40 to 45C) : The second best
Jo-Kan (45 to 50C) : No
Atsu-Kan (50 to 55C) : No
By the way, there are many types of Sake (Japanese rice wine), and it's Ginjo-shu
If you are interested in, read this : http://www.japansake.or.jp/sake/english/howto/type.html
Sake and temperature (there must be some better websites, though)
Picked up a 4 pack of these at Dan's this afternoon. A little sweet compared to Japanese shochu but still refreshing after a hot day.
Thank you! There's so much to learn!
Yuzu shochu on the rocks is a favourite
I like Nigori + fruits. Nigori is a variety of Sake (Japanese rice wine). Nigori is filtered using a broader mesh, resulting in the permeating of fine rice particles and a far cloudier drink. About Nigori : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigori
Nigori is also Sake (rice wine) but it is white (= rice color).
Nigori + Strawberry. This is Aizu region's local sake brewery's Sake (Aizu = one of my ski regions)
I like Nigori + Yuzu too. Nigori is にごり. So if you see にごり, it's Nigori.
If you like Yuzu + Nigori. You might like Nigori + Sudachi. About Sudachi : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudachi
From left to right. Nigori Sudachi-Shu, Nigori Ume-Shu, Nigori Yuzu-Shu (Shu = 酒 = Sake)
Mmmmm, I'm a big fan of Nigori. There is a Korean Supermarket in Mitchel with a pretty good range of Asian alcohol for much more reasonable prices than you'll see in the Whitey stores.