Sake is in the same category of fermented liquor as wine and beer. Fermented beverages are alcoholic drinks made when yeast ferments alcohol from the agricultural crops used. That fermentation process differs for each type of drink, and a unique characteristic of sake is that it uses a sophisticated production method called multiple parallel fermentation. Let's go through step by step of the sake brewing process.
- Rice | Water
- Rice Polishing | Washing | Steaming
- Koji Rice
- Yeast | Fermentation Starter
- Main Mash
- Pressing | Filtering
- Pasteurization | Aging | Bottling