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Japanese Sake

A traditional alcoholic beverage predicted to be over 2000 years old, sake is deep-rooted in the culture and history of the Japanese as a way to bond with the gods, living world, and among the people. It is now adored all over the world for its refreshing, sweet, and savoury taste, as well as its fruity and nutty aroma.

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The Best Ways to Enjoy Japanese Sake 

Japanese sake differs from any other kind of rice wine in its taste and how it’s produced. Crafted through a meticulous fermentation process that lasts several weeks, sake combines 3 key ingredients: rice, water, and yeast. The end result is sweet and umami-flavoured alcohol that can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with other beverages. Sake will suit drinkers who prefer something light and fruity. Experience the difference of quality Japanese sake from renowned brands like Biwa Junmaidaiginjo and Chiyomusubi Sorah. Browse Japanese Quality Whisky Society’s collection today.

There are a few different types of Japanese sake that you can choose from: Junmai, Ginjo, Daiginjo, Honjozo, Futsushu, Nigori, and Namazake. Japanese sake can be served warm or hot, cold, or at room temperature depending on the type you choose. Japanese sake is traditionally served in a small porcelain or ceramic cup, called an ‘ochoko’ or ‘sakazuki’. The best way to drink it is to sip it like wine, alone or to complement appetisers or a meal. 


Japanese sake enhances salty, bitter, sour, sweet, and umami flavours so you have the creative freedom to match it up with various dishes from a range of cuisines. It’s no surprise that sake will pair best with Japanese food. For a delicate palate match, you should drink your sake with sushi or sashimi. If you’re looking for a hearty combination, sake makes the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and vegetables, tempura, and fried seafood dishes. Sake is also an exquisite companion to go with matcha or red bean desserts. With western dishes, we recommend serving sake with steak or pork belly. 

Buy Japanese Sake Online in Australia from JQWS

Choose JQWS as your online supplier of exquisite Japanese sake in Australia. Our carefully curated store of Japanese-imported sakes will give you an authentic drinking experience right within the comfort of your home. Whether you’re searching for hot, cold, or sparkling sake, you’ll want to try the best there is to offer from the JQWS range. There’s sake to suit every type of drinker. JQWS specialises in world-class vintage whiskies and we offer tasting sets and gift sets that would be perfect for the whisky lover in your life. Join our Whisky Subscription club to get exclusive access to JQWS’ collection of premium Japanese spirits. Enjoy our Japanese sake delivered directly to your door by ordering online today.