Sake that has the name of “liquor of Japan”. This liquor changes its expression finely and boldly depending on the temperature, so how you enjoy it will also change depending on how you manage the temperature. Since it is a liquor that can be enjoyed in a wide range of temperatures from hot to cold, it is also delicious to adjust the temperature according to the outside temperature. If so, cold sake seems to be good in the hot summer! Speaking of cold sake, it is cold sake chilled in the refrigerator. However, it is not the only way to drink sake cold.
This time, I would like to introduce the sake “on the rocks”. On the rocks, which is a method of drinking with ice cubes, is a very popular way to drink various kinds of liquor, but I don’t think many people have heard that drinking sake on the rocks.
・The charm of “on the rocks”
If you drink it on the rocks, the liquor will be cooled and the mouthfeel will be improved and makes it easier to drink because it reduces the scent of alcohol contained in the liquor. Furthermore, as the ice cubes gradually melts, you can enjoy the change in taste.
In addition, taste and aroma are not the only ways to enjoy “on the rocks”. The ice cube makes a cracking sound in the glass as the ice melts over time. How cool and elegant! On the rocks is a way of drinking that can be enjoyed not only with mouth and nose but also by ear.
・Sake “on the rocks” is, in a sense, the best way to enjoy sake!
On the rocks is suitable for liquors with high alcohol content, as the ice gradually melts and the alcohol is gradually diluted as described above. Since sake has an average alcohol content of 13 to 17 degrees, it can be said to be weaker than whiskey. Still, it has a good alcohol content, and since it has a solid taste, so you can enjoy it enough on the rock.
And above all, the reason why I recommend sake on the rocks is the temperature change. Sake is a liquor whose state changes dramatically with minute changes in temperature. The name of the temperature change is given in 5-degree increments. Then, if you turn it on the rocks, the liquor will gradually become cold with ice, so you can enjoy the temperature change from pouring at “cold” at room temperature (hiya) to the coldest “Yuki hie” temperature. In a sense, it may be said that it is the most luxurious way to drink, and it is the way to understand the potential of sake!
How about sake on the rocks? It may not be the way you usually try indeed, but please take this opportunity to experience the new charm of sake!