The liquid of sake is normally transparent and has no color. In the brewery season, the white colored limited sake is going to appear, which is called “nigori” sake.
Nigori means “muddy” in English. Literally, the liquid of nigori sake is colored muddy white. Today I will introduce the difference of nigori sake and the normal ones.
Since the rice solids settle at the bottom of the bottle, it is important to shake it to blend the clear sake and white muddy sediment. Closer attention needs to be paid to keep the quality of nigori sake. Unpasteurization and unfiltered rice solids make its taste easy to change, so that nigori sake must be kept in a refrigerator.
To bring the nigori sake’s best feature out, we recommend to pair with spicy foods. The creamy and sweet taste make spiciness of food mild.