Discovering sake should be enjoyable.
Which is why Kurashu is designed to be as easy to use as possible. Simply take the nine-question quiz and receive a list of sakes that suit your personal taste. That's it!
You'll be able to find details on your taste preferences, as well as a list of sakes that we recommend for you, in the Your Sake Profile page. As you buy sake and we get more data on your preferences, your profile will get updated automatically, as well as the list of sake we recommend, so be sure to check back from time to time.
Once you’ve discovered your sake palate there’s more you can do to elevate your sake experience.
Review your purchases to refine your taste profile
You can refine your taste profile even further by reviewing the sake that you purchased. Did you like a sake particularly well? Rate it 5 stars! Be sure to also rate sake low that you did not like well so that we can steer clear of that kind of sake.
Learn more about the people behind the sake
Sake is a product of the people making it, more than the area it comes from. Unfortunately, there is precious little information out there on who is behind the sake you drink and what their aim was when brewing it. That’s different at Kurashu! Every sake has a story and every brewery has a philosophy and we take pains to highlight them on our website. Hop on over to the brewery or sake pages to learn more about what and who’s behind the sake you’re drinking.
Try out sake in a wine glass, or at different temperatures
Yes, it’s fun to drink sake out of a traditional sake glass (called an ochoko by the way). It’s also the best way when drinking sake warm. But you’re really only doing many a great sake justice when you drink it out of a wine glass. The aromas are more intense and the sake can be enjoyed even more. Find out suggestions for glasses and temperatures on the sake’s page.
Try out sake with western dishes
Sake is an incredibly versatile drink and is much easier to pair with food than wine is. We delve more into the subject here but suffice it to say that it’s mainly because sake is low in acidity. So try out sake with Western dishes as well (your author’s favorite pairing is a roast chicken with a yamahai junmai, for example) and we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Find our recipe pages here, or pairing suggestions on the sake’s page.