Sake VS Shochu. How are these two Japanese drinks different?

The pride of the Japanese. 3 reasons why Sake and Shochu are world class.

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Fisrt, we’d like to ask you a question.

“What do you think is the favorite beverage among Japanese in past until now?”

Is it beer? Perhaps tea? Or, maybe wine?

It is none of the above!

The favorite drink among the Japanese even until now are sake and shochu.

Today, let’s look into the characteristics of the two most famous alcoholic drinks from Japan and their differences.

 

 

■How are sake and shochu different?

Difference in Creation Process

This is the biggest difference between sake and shochu.

To get more in detail, sake is considered as “Brewed alcohol” that ferments rice, whereas shochu is “Distilled alcohol” that distills the brewed alcohol to add change in the alcohol percentage.

As an additional trivia, shochu has less carbohydrates compared to sake, so for those watching their weight, shochu may be a better choice!

Let’s see the good things about both these types of alcohol.

 

■What are 3 great things about sake?

There are a mountain of reasons why sake is appealing and distinct, but let’s look at the top 3!

1. The Story behind sake

2. Abundance in selection

3. Better health: great skin and metabolism

Each sake bottle has a special and unique story behind them. It could be the character in the land where the rice is produced, or the stories behind the people who produce the sake and their thoughts behind creating each bottle. By knowing these stories, you may be able to see a different side and have different ways to experience each sake.

There are also more than 9 types sake that categorised varying from top-quality sake, sake without added alcohol or sugar, the alcohol percentage, and the grade of rice used. You can compare different types, you might just find your perfect sake.

This one is for the ladies.
Sake is actually rich in amino acid and arbutin making it the perfect supplement for clearer and healthier skin.
For those looking to add a little glow to their skin, sake is a must try!

Let’s now take a look at the qualities special to shochu.

■What are 3 great things about shochu?

The same way as sake, it is very hard to name only a handful of great things about shochu.

But let’s give it a try.

1. A variety in ways to drink

2. The joy in finding different brands!

3. Helps prevent lifestyle deseases!

Mixing with water, hot water, and on the rocks are some of the many ways you can enjoy shochu. Try to mix and match on the occasion and the mood of where you’re enjoying one.

Each way of drinking has it’s own special way of letting you enjoy shochu.

Trying to find rare brands such as “Moriizou” is also one way to enjoy this amazing drink.

Try to find a rare gem, and you may never forget the experience of drinking one.

It doesn’t end there!

Shochu is also also known to have effects of dissolving blood clots that are said to cause heart infarction and strokes. By drinking a good glass of shochu, you can also prevent lifestyle diseases!

 

■Finall

When you enjoy drinking sake and shochu, there is no nationality, race, or social status that exists.
Everyone can be friends that enjoy good drinks together!

Even Japanese who are known to be shy and reserved can drastically change accompanied by good drink and good people.

Why don’t you make Japanese friends using the power of sake and shochu?

We hope you can enjoy an unforgettable experience through sake and shochu.

This blog about Japanese culture, food and beverage, also healthy life. This is my blog and my journey to find the way to enjoy my life. I will simply give you my perspective, for valuable information and what it’s worth.
I really appreciate for visiting my blog. Talk to you soon.

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This blog about Japanese culture, food and beverage, also healthy life. This is my blog and my journey to find the way to enjoy my life. I will simply give you my perspective, for valuable information and what it's worth. I really appreciate for visiting my blog. Talk to you soon.