You don't need to be a connoisseur to enjoy sake. By exploring the complex and varied flavor and aroma profiles that differ by sake type and region, you can add a rich new dimension to your enjoyment of this fine beverage.
Most premium sake types and brands look the same: clear and colorless. However, each bottle offers a complex flavor and aroma profile experienced sake tasters can characterize with considerable precision, identifying notes of apple, pear, dried herbs, grain, vanilla, cedar, and the like.
Savor a sake's different flavor and aroma components, and you may discover a new dimension of enjoyment in your drinking experience. To find the sake of your choice, think about what kind of sake you usually like and often drink, and start your search from there.
First, sake taste notes can be divided into four main categories.
To find out where your taste falls, consider which of the following two points you prefer.
- Highly aromatic or mild
- Is it a strong or refreshing drink?