Not a beer
Not a wine
Not a spirit
Sake is Sake
Sake is a unique beverage unto itself. Many think sake is a wine, but it isn’t. Sake, or as referred to in Japan "Nihonshu", is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is crafted through a brewing process by fermenting polished rice.
Sake is made using only four simple and clean ingredients: rice, water, koji, and yeast.
Sake is made through a fermentation process similar to the one of beer using rice, water, koji and yeast as it's main ingredients.
Sake literally means "Japanese liquor" and has been in Japanese tradition for a long time, but it can be produced anywhere in the world.
Sake is classified by several factors that include the type of rice used, it's brewing process, filtration, and more.