An easy to understand diagram of sake grades, types, and classifications by the Norwegian Sake Association

Understanding sake classifications

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Sake grades, sake classifications, or types, influence the taste and price of sake. Sake can be divided into two main categories: premium (tokutei meishou-shu) and table sake (futsushu). There are six main classes of premium sake. The classifcations are based on two major things. First, the amount the rice grains are polished (semei-buai, rice polishing ratio). The second […]