Unlock the art of sake tasting with this beautifully simple Sake Tasting 4 Piece Boxed Set. The shape of the sake cup plays a pivotal role in determining the taste and aroma of this Japanese drink. This set, carefully crafted by Kaneko Kohyo, promises an incredible tasting experience.
Over a century ago, Kaneko Kohyo embarked on a journey of porcelain craftsmanship atop the picturesque kilns of Toki, Japan. The result? Sake vessels that exude a handcrafted quality and warmth that machines simply cannot replicate.
What truly distinguishes this set is the diversity of designs, each carefully curated to awaken subtle taste and aroma differences in each sake.
The set consists of the following:
A bud style cup with a narrow rim, which encapsulates the fragrance within, allowing it to mingle harmoniously with the flavours as you savor each drop. This style of cup is particularly good for aged sake and those with a strong taste and aroma.
A straight style cup which stops too much aroma from leaving, presenting only the pure, unadulterated flavour of the sake itself. An excellent choice for varieties where flavour is preferred over aroma. Sake with a richer flavour and a moderate aroma will suit this cup best.
A bowl style cup, with its generous rim, exposes more of the sake's surface to the air, resulting in a mellower taste that fills your mouth gently and gradually. It's a design that showcases less of the aroma and more of the richer flavour of the sake.
A trumpet style cup which is designed to accente the aroma of the sake. This cup is a must-try when you want to get the best from your daiginjo, who's aroma is one of the biggest factors in it's appeal. Sake with a lighter taste and higher aroma will be best enjoyed in this cup."