Sake Factory Tour
Did you know that Australia has a sake brewery? And did you know that its located in Penrith? And did you also know that they offer guided tours around the factory? Well we did. And we decided to take that tour.
So you probably knew that sake is made using rice, right? (Hence why its sometimes called rice wine.) Well did you know that they use polished rice in sake? Rice has several layers to it, and the most purest sake is made from the core of the rice. To get to that core, the rice undergoes a polishing process that strips away layer upon layer of each rice grain. The remaining rice is used to make sake, whilst the debris created during polishing is used for skin care products (as they are rich in vitamins).
The Go-Shu Sake Brewery is only a few decades old, which is relatively young compared to the sake factories of Japan, some of which are centuries old. But being the only local sake brewery in Australia, their products are sold in over 100 Japanese restaurants and establishments throughout Sydney alone.
If you’d like to learn more about sake and the sake brewery process, or just looking for an interesting day out, we highly suggest taking the tour. Otherwise, they have a visitor center where you can buy sake and skin care products for cheap! And why wouldn’t you? Sake is good for the skin, good for the appetite and best served with good company!
For more info, check out their website.