Among the many exciting aspects of sake are the different grades with their own distinctive characteristics, like the savoury qualities of a good honjozo. Futsushu (ordinary/table) nihonshu has a mixed reputation, despite being the most common type of sake, accounting for 75% of all sake produced in Japan.
Compared to premium grades like a daiginjo, futsushu can be derided as being ‘low-quality’ and that is simply untrue. After tasting Choya futsushu sake, I can say that there’s a lot to enjoy about the category.
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forget the day I walked into a Japanese restaurant
And saw people
fighting over a bottle of nihonshu
It was carnage
women tossed cutlery at each other
bloods tussled around on the floor
biting and squirming to get a taste
One diner even
used her pearl necklace as a garotte
she’d stepped over the competition
to lift the bottle until the veins popped in her head
think she read the label)
such a thing as sake in the stone?
But it didn’t
stop other contenders from trying
crawled through the war zone
prove their worthiness
bottle refused to budge
In the wake
of such overwhelming chaos
Where was I?
I was enjoying
a sip of cold futsushu
Some drinks don’t have to be premium
Some drinks are worthy enough