In the UK, sake is steadily becoming more well-known, thanks to the efforts of businesses like Kanpai Brewery,Moto and Tengu Sake. Another brand that is doing a great job of putting nihonshu in the spotlight is Sorakami, which offers a sake subscription club where you can receive bottles on a monthly basis.
Sorakami’s inventory is diverse and one of their most interesting offerings is the starter pack, containing three different styles of sake that are perfect for beginners and sake savants. They are the Dewazakura Oka Cherry Bouquet ginjo, Tedorigawa Chrysanthemum Meadow yamahai daiginjo and the Masumi Mirror Of Truth junmai.
Japanese sake is experiencing a renaissance in the west. More information is available for demystifying Japan’s national alcohol, while sake-related organisations, breweries and sommeliers are breaking down misconceptions about nihonshu and experimenting with a variety of amazing flavours.