Sake enjoyment at a new high

More drinkers are showing an appreciation for the Japanese beverage, while the rise of sake bars and online delivery platforms is also fuelling its popularity

(Above from left) Mr Raymond Lim, director of Sake Labo, and sommelier Reuben Oh at the Japanese tapas bar in Stanley Street. It is one of several venues focused on sake that have popped up in the last six months.
(Above from left) Mr Raymond Lim, director of Sake Labo, and sommelier Reuben Oh at the Japanese tapas bar in Stanley Street. It is one of several venues focused on sake that have popped up in the last six months.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Mr Adrian Goh, director of sake distributor Inter Rice Asia, says the greater interest in sake is driven by the rise in popularity of craft alcohol.
Mr Adrian Goh, director of sake distributor Inter Rice Asia, says the greater interest in sake is driven by the rise in popularity of craft alcohol.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Sake, the Japanese fermented rice beverage, is making a comeback here.

From a series of sake bars opening over the last six months to e-commerce platforms offering sake home deliveries, there has never been more interest in imbibing and learning about the brewed alcohol here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 18, 2021, with the headline 'Sake enjoyment at a new high'. Subscribe