Nigori literally means “Cloudy Sake” due to its milky, opaque appearance. It is often called “unfiltered sake” but it’s actually a distinct style of sake where the Toji (Brew Master) uses a course filter to allow unfermented rice particles to remain in the sake. This style is meant to increase body and flavor.
Nigori should typically be served chilled and you should integrate the settled rice particles with the sake by gently moving the bottle around before pouring. Delicious with spicy foods!