5 Things You Don’t Know About Sake

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SakeLooking to shake things up this holiday why not say ‘Tis the Season with Sake? Raise a glass and celebrate family, friendship and tradition with TY KU Sake. A smooth alternative for the modern drink, elevate your parties, dinners and gathers with TY KU’s premium portfolio of sakes that are all-natural, low calorie, gluten-free and free of sulfites and tannins.

TY KU’s elite portfolio pairs well with light meats and seafood throughout the holidays.  With double the flavor components of wine and none of the iron of traditional wines, which brings out the “fishy” flavor of seafood, sake possesses over 20 amino acids that help to neutralize these unpleasant flavors in seafood, as well as gamey flavors in meats.  Also, since sake is naturally gluten-free, it’s a great choice for sensitive diners and guests.

5 Things You Don’t Know About Sake

  •  Sake is the oldest known spirit in the world, first produced in China in 4800BC. It was further developed in Japan where it was known as “The Drink of the Gods”
  • Sake is one of the purest beverages with only four ingredients including: Water, Rice, Koji Mold, and Yeast
  • Sake is not a rice wine, it is fermented like a beer, but meant to be enjoyed like a wine
  • Sake is meant to be enjoyed with friends and family, tradition holds that a person must never pour their own sake
  • Premium sake should be enjoyed chilled.  Low-quality sake is heated to mask impurities

TY KU’s Sake Line Up

  • TY KU Coconut Nigori – Premium Junmai “cloudy” sake infused with all-natural coconut flavor
  • TY KU Sake Silver – Premium Junmai sake which represents the top 15% of all sakes in the world
  • TY KU Sake Black – Super Premium Junmai Ginjo, (top 10% of sakes) with rice grains polished more than 40% for a light flavor that coats the palette
  • TYKU White – Ultra Premium Junmai Daiginjo “Crown Jewel” of Sake, (top 5% of sakes) with rice grains hand-polished removing over 50% of impurities

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PUBLISHED DATE: December 8th, 2014 | WINE CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings
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