description grade_futsushu


Futsu in Japanese means 'normal' or 'regular' and as such, futsu-shu only falls into the non-junmai category as large amounts of brewers alcohol is added to increase the return. There are no milling requirements for the rice and cheaper grade rice is used. Knowing this; futsu-shu should not be avoided as it is still a drink that has its own characteristics. Some futsu-shu are better than others, however, and the lower quality is reflected in the price. It dominates the market at around 72% of all sake sold.