Sake is a traditional Japanese brew.
Sake which is believed to have a purifying effect, is not only used in Shinto rituals but also has been loved by the general public as an indispensable part of banquets or celebrations.
This time, we introduce "Chirori" to make "Atsukan" (hot sake).
Hot sake warms your body and is one of the wintertime pleasures of the Japanese style. Sake lovers, don't miss it!
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What is Chirori?
Chirori is a sake warmer for making Atsukan.
Atsukan is generally made by warming Tokkuri (a small sake bottle) in hot water. While Tokkuri is usually made of ceramic or glass, Chirori is made of tin or copper.
Tin is effective in removing the harsh taste of sake and mellowing its taste. If you make hot sake with Chirori, you can enjoy very soft and refreshing taste of Atsukan.
Tin is a very stable substance and is non-toxic. It does not rust even in water, so you can enjoy sake without worrying that the ingredients in the Chirori will dissolve in sake.
It has a high thermal conductivity, so you can quickly heat sake without losing any of its flavor.
You can fully enjoy tempting sake with Chirori.
How to use Chirori
To make hot sake in a Chirori, pour the sake into Chirori and put it in hot water.
The finished temperature is up to you. If you keep in mind that the flavor of hot sake varies greatly depending on the temperature range, you will be able to enjoy the deep world of hot sake even more.
Generally speaking, the best temperature to enjoy the umami, aroma, and sharpness of sake is around 50-55°C. This is the suitable temperature for Honjozo sake or regular sake.
Jokan (45-50℃) is the ideal temperature for Junmai and Honjozo sake, so you can enjoy the original aroma and taste of sake.
Nurukan (40-45°C) is a slightly lukewarm temperature that enhances the aroma and is recommended for those who do not like hot drinks.
Alcohol boils and vaporizes at around 78°C. Please be careful not to boil it at a temperature higher than 78°C. Warming sake at a high temperature makes it difficult to drink by vaporization of alcohol and the aroma of sake will also be lost.
How to care for Chirori
Please wash it in water, lukewarm water, or neutral kitchen detergent with a soft sponge after use.
Please do not use a dishwasher.
Precaution for use
Tinware is so soft that metal cutlery may scratch it. If highly acidic food is left in it, it may discolor. Please wash it immediately after use.
Please do not put it in the freezer or do not keep it in the refrigerator for long periods because it can deteriorate or break at a low temperature.
Do not use a microwave, a dishwasher, or a dryer.
Tin can be deformed due to its softness. However, please be careful not to apply excessive force to a single point to avoid breakage. You may hear a sound called "Tin Cry" when you change the shape, but it is not a breakage sound.
Let's enjoy Japanese culture in Chirori!
The Chirori is a traditional sake server that brings out the flavor of sake and is perfect for enjoying Atsukan.
Why not enjoy winter in Japanese style with a classy sake server, Chirori?