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Enjoy sake with Hinoki Masu

Thursday, 13 November 2014


What is the appropriate way to enjoy sake? Most people are familiar with drinking sake in small porcelain cups but few are yet aware that sake may be enjoyed with different kinds of cups such as Masu.


A Masu (枡升 in Japanese) was a square wooden box not originally used as a drinking cup but rather as a tool to measure commodities such as rice, soy sauce and vinegar in the Edo Period, 1603-1868 as it existed in varies sizes. Difficult to break and capacity to hold a large amount, masu later became a popular cup for drinking sakes. 


Featured sake; Kuromatsu Hakushika Yamadanishiki

This sake is brewed using 100% Yamadanishiki rice which is often called the 'King of Sake Rice'

It has good nose, delicate fragrant and a well blended soft flavour



Today, Masu are often used for serving sake at sake barrel ceremonies ‘Kagami Biraki" and at traditional Japanese Izakaya and two most common sizes used for enjoying sakes are 144ml and 180ml. Arguably the best Masu for enjoying the combination of the flavor of sake with the aroma of the wood are those made from Japanese cypress ‘Hinoki’ (Chamaecyparis obtusa). Pleasant in color, texture and fragrance, Hinoki Masu can give sake an incomparably fresh and unique tasting..




Hakushika sakei is distributed by Whistler Wine & Spirits Pte Ltd.

Website: www.whistler.com.sg. Tel: +65 6748 7820.




Source: Hakushika Sake Japan


Photos: Hai JapanPosted by Admin in Sake & Shochu on 13 Nov 2014


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