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Can anyone help identify this Sake for me?
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Ramenman

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It's actually not Sake (Japanese rice wine), but Chinese 白酒(Baiju)
Baiju : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baijiu
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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.
 

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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
 

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A thread about Sake, that is actually Chinese Vodka, and random photos of Chuhai which is also not sake LOL.

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
 

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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!

Haha, Awamori-san also taught me what acute alcohol intoxication is like:p
 
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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

I stand corrected. Here is my contribution to the thread. A picture of 酒 (sake) below.

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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
 
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So here's mine! Bought in February at a food and drink market next to NHK hall. Is it best served warm or cold?
 

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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
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If you are interested in, read this : http://www.japansake.or.jp/sake/english/howto/type.html
 

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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.
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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).
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Nigori + Strawberry. This is Aizu region's local sake brewery's Sake (Aizu = one of my ski regions)
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Atsukan (= Hot Sake around 50 - 55C) + Vanilla Ice Cream in winter = The bestest:p
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Related to "Atsukan + Vanilla Ice Cream", this is one of my favorite & the cheapest Konbini recipes. 雪見だいふく = Yukimi Daifuku is a cheap vanilla ice cream covered with Gyuhi that almost all Konbinis have. It's only about 100 Yen. The sake is 300ml of 山田錦 (=Yamada Nishiki) and most Konbinis have it. It's about 350 Yen. About Gyuhi (I like Gyuhi too) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyūhi
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The temperature of Atsukan is supposed to be 50C - 55C, however, it can be a little bit hotter for the recipe. keep the sake in a microwave oven. A lot of hotels, Ryokans, etc have microwave ovens, so you can make Atsukan easily(using a microwave oven is not a very good way to make Atsukan usually, though). This is a video of Atsukan + Yukimi Daifuku. There are pricy (and supposed to be better) vanilla ice creams and sake, but just try the recipe. It's cheap and can be available at almost all Konbinis.
 
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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).
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Nigori + Strawberry. This is Aizu region's local sake brewery's Sake (Aizu = one of my ski regions)
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I like this sake from Hakkaisan. It's Nigori + Sparkling.
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About Nigori : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigori



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