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10 Facts about Saké

Uncover the secrets of saké & discover the ‘The Wine of Japan’. Allow Misaki Saké to offer you a brief introduction to the art & craft of Japan’s esteemed national drink.

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Made of only water, rice, koji & yeast, saké is all natural & contains zero sulfites nor any additives.

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Saké has an alcohol content similar to that of wine — it is not as boozy as gin, vodka & other spirits. It has an average alcohol content of 15-16%, which is just a couple of points above some beefy wines.

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Saké has far lower histamine levels than wine & thus drinks far cleaner.Enjoyed in moderation, saké can even contribute to better health! This is thanks to its content of enzymes &amino acids. Health benefits include a boost for your super natural killer cells, an improved metabolism & even clearer skin.

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Having more complex flavour components than wine, the variety of meals & types of food saké can be paired & enjoyed with is far greater.

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Saké is fermented, not distilled! Hence why it is called a saké‘brewery’. The know-how of rice &saké entered Japan following the introduction of wet-rice cultivation in 300 BC.

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Brewing saké is much more complicated & time-consuming than the production of wine. Theprocess requires masterful knowledge, great discipline & absolute attention to detail.

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Steeped in tradition, Misaki Junmai Daiginjo is slow-brewed by our talented Saké Master (‘Toji’ in Japanese) at a brewery located in the lush & hilly Okumusashi area of Japan’s Saitama Prefecture.

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It is the core of the rice grain (the ‘shinpaku’) that is essential to premium saké brewing.Before brewing, each grain used to produce saké must undergo a ‘polishing’. The partthat is polished away contains proteins& lipids (fats) that are not suitable for saké brewing.

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Saké is categorised based on its rice polishing ratio & subsequent quality. Junmai Daiginjo is an A-list classification of saké, only brewed with rice polished to a minimum ratio of fifty percent. Plus, no alcohol is added during the production of a Junmai Daiginjo saké.

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10. Saké contains much less acidity than wine. It comprises of 80% water & doesn’t include tannins nor sulphites — its taste profile, savouriness, umami, acidity& sweetness are thus all more delicately balanced.

Kanpai!

10 Juicy Facts About Yuzu

Discover a secret of Japanese culture & cuisine. Allow Misaki Saké to offer you a brief introduction to the spectacular Yuzu citrus fruit.

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Yuzu is an extremely healthy & nutritious fruit, containing as much as three times more vitamin C than lemons. Apart from its seeds, every part of the yuzu fruit can & should be consumed.

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Yuzu contains powerful plant compounds including carotenoids, flavonoids & limonoids – all which act as powerful antioxidants.

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Yuzu is a citrus fruit of East Asian origin. It is a member of the Rutaceae plant family & is believed to have originated as a hybrid of mandarin orange & the ichang papeda.

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The yuzu fruit has a unique taste that can be described as something between a lemon &a mandarin.

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The Japanese use & consume yuzu in a variety of ways. It is used as the main ingredient for a number of the most distinctive Japanese delicacies, including yuzu marmalade, ponzu sauce & yuzu kosho.

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Yuzu fruit maypromote heart health. Medical studies suggest that yuzu extract may improve blood flow by having anti-clotting effects that inhibit the grouping of platelets.

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Yuzu extract may even protect your brain. Various studies have found that the long-term intake of yuzu extract improved brain function, memory & blood sugar control.

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Yuzu oil’s distinct aroma carries notes of mandarin, bergamot, lemon & lime. A number of studies note that yuzu oil delivers soothing effects that can potentially help in reducing stress, tension & anxiety.

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Traditionally, yuzu is commonly added to pastes, powders, jellies, sweets & tea. Yuzu has since gained popularity as an ingredient used in European fine cuisine, A-list restaurants & high-end bars.

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’Kanpai!’ is the phrase used to say ‘Cheers!’ In Japan.

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Misaki Junmai Daiginjo

Premium Japanese saké, Misaki Junmai Daiginjo is a premium quality, pure-rice saké without any additives. Delicately textured, exotic in flavour & finished with a fresh white pear & ripe melon nose, Misaki Junmai Daiginjo is passionately composed to deliver a melody of pleasure, taste & pure satisfaction. KANPAI!

ABV

14,5%

Rice polishing

50 percent

best served

cold

misaki Yuzu Smooth

Misaki Yuzu Red is a sublime, premium quality, smooth yuzu liquer. Delightfully exotic & bursting with a cluster of citrusy flavour, Misaki Yuzu Smooth is masterfully crafted to deliver a beautifully round, dessert-like melody of pleasure, taste & pure satisfaction. Enjoy it pure, on the rocks or as a cocktail. KANPAI!

ABV

8 %

Taste

exotic citrusy

best served

ice cold

misaki yuzu dry

Misaki Yuzu Green is an enchanting, premium quality, dry yuzu aperitif. Magnificently exotic in flavour with a crisp & fresh, zesty yet delicate bite. Misaki Yuzu Dry is masterfully crafted to deliver a soothing, somewhat sorbet-like palate of pleasure. Enjoy it pure, on the rocks or as a cocktail. KANPAI!

ABV

7 %

taste

fresh zesty

best served

ice cold

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