There's a limited number of non-alcoholic sake brands on the market currently but Kyoto-based sake maker Gekkeikan is changing this in a big way by introducing an alcohol-free product of its own. Notably, the brand is not just aiming to recreate the taste of sake without the alcohol but it is aiming to replicate daiginjo, the highest grade of sake available in Japan.
The Special Free non-alcoholic sake from Gekkeikan is also free from sugar and boasts a rich flavor from an amino acid blend. The product is packaged in a slim bottle that shows off its clear color and promises to pair well with any dish that matches well with rice wine.
Gekkeikan's Special Free is a significant addition to the beverage market, especially as other alcohol-free sake brands are known for being overly thick, syrupy and sweet.