The kanji for Nigori sake is 濁り酒 and it translates to “Cloudy Sake”. It can also be known as unfiltered sake.

Nigori sake are processed through separation by pressing through a coarse cloth, retaining some residue, which in the end will affect the balance of the taste and flavour. The residues are in fact unfermented rice grains.

Nigori sake is usually smooth and sweet, and creamy in texture. Remember to gently shake the Nigori sake, mixing the sediments, enjoying it in its full flavour!