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  1. Kaganoi Higurashi Junmai Daiginjo

    Sake Kaganoi Higurashi Junmai Daiginjo

    The Kaganoi Higurashi Junmai Daiginjō (加賀の井 ひぐらし 純米大吟) is made of domestic rice milled down to 50%. It is described as not too spicy and slightly sweet, with a soft and nice aroma. About the brewery: Kaganoi Brewery is located in Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture. It was founded in 1650 when...
  2. Imada Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki

    Sake Imada Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki

    The Fukucho Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) is the signature sake of Imada Brewery. It is characterised by a gorgeous aroma and fruity taste. The finish is sharp and crisp, making it a favourite with sake beginners. It is also recommended to pair with fresh seafood. About the...
  3. Tsukasa-Botan Junmai Masugu

    Sake Tsukasa-Botan Junmai Masugu

    The Tsukasa-Botan Masugu Junmai (純米酒 司牡丹 まつすぐ) is one of the two sake in the 'Junmai Sake Series Recommended by Yoshida Rui' (吉田類お薦め純米酒シリーズ). Yoshida Rui is a sake connoisseur and 'bar poet' travelling across Japan to promote the charm of bar culture. Mr Yoshida wrote the poem on the label, and...
  4. Morito Juichi Masamune Tokubetsu Junmai Kaede

    Sake Morito Juichi Masamune Tokubetsu Junmai Kaede

    This is the autumn version of Morito Brewery's Tokubetsu Junmai. It is made of Gohyuakumangoku and is milled done to 60%. About the brewery: Morito Brewery (森戸酒造株式会社) is located in Higashiizumi, Yaita City, Tochigi Prefecture, an area blessed with clear and abundant underground water and a...
  5. Nambu Bijin Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki Shimpaku

    Sake Nambu Bijin Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki Shimpaku

    This is one on Nambu Bijin's Junmai Daiginjo "Beauty Series". The Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki Shimpaku (純米大吟醸 心白 山田錦) sports a white label representing the colour of sake rice and a design reminiscent of a single rice grain. It has a very good balance between gorgeous ginjō flavour and the soft...
  6. Takao no Tengu Junmai Ginjo

    Sake Takao no Tengu Junmai Ginjo

    Takao no Tengu (高尾の天狗) is a limited-edition junmai ginjō made of different rice types (Miyamanishiki, Gohyakumangoku, etc.) and Hachiōji Takatsuki Kinuhikari rice produced by farmers from Hachiōji. The words "Takao no Tengu" on the label were designed by the 32nd head of Takaosan Yakuoin Temple...
  7. Imada Fukucho Cosmos Junmai Ginjo

    Sake Imada Fukucho Cosmos Junmai Ginjo

    The Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし) is a Junmai Ginjō with calm taste, a refreshing ginjō aroma and a crisp finish. It is a typical autumn sake. The brewery recommends serving it at room temperature, not too cold. About the brewery: Imada Brewery is located in...
  8. Takara Shochikubai Ryoma ga yuku

    Sake Takara Shochikubai Ryoma ga yuku

    Takara Shochikubai Ginjō Ryoma ga Yuku (松竹梅・松竹梅・龍馬がゆく・吟醸) is a regular ginjō made of domestic rice milled down to 60%. The alcohol content ranges between 15-16%. This is a sake that's mainly sold in supermarkets at a price range of around 600 JPY. About the brewery: Nowadays, Takara Shuzo...
  9. Nambu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

    Sake Nambu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

    The brewery describes the Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai (南部美人特別純米) as one of its regular sake, made of local Iwate Ginotome sake rice. It has a refreshing aftertaste with a soft/light flavour and delicate umami flavour. In 2017, the Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai won the title "Champion Sake of...
  10. Gyokusendo Minogiku Tokubetsu Junmai

    Sake Gyokusendo Minogiku Tokubetsu Junmai

    The Gyokusendō Tokubetsu Junmai Hiyaoroshi (玉泉堂 特別純米酒 冷やおろし) is made from Hidahomare rice grown in Gifu Prefecture and polished to 58%. Junmai Ginjō sake is brewed in the spring and slowly matures in the brewery's cold storage. It has a soft mouthfeel and brings out the best of Hidahomare...
  11. Nambu Bijin Junmai Ginjo

    Sake Nambu Bijin Junmai Ginjo

    The brewery describes the Nanbu Bijin Junmai Ginjō (南部美人純米吟醸) as its mainstay, along with its Tokubetsu Junmai. It has a pleasant ginjō aroma, with a hint of sweetness and goodness from the rice. It is also sharp, gentle, clean and elegant. It is a perfect match for elegant Japanese cuisine...
  12. Urakasumi Sozoro Junmaishu

    Sake Urakasumi Sozoro Junmaishu

    The Urakasumi Sozoro Junmai (浦霞 そぞろ 純米酒) is a well-balanced Junmai-shu, with a refreshing yet delicious rice flavour. This sake is named after Rui Yoshida (吉田類氏), a TV celebrity who has travelled around Japan to promote sake. The name Sozoro (そぞろ) is taken from a haiku written by Mr Yoshida. He...
  13. Endo Hiyaoroshi Keiryu Junmai

    Sake Endo Hiyaoroshi Keiryu Junmai

    Endo Hiyaoroshi Keiryū Junmai (株式 渓流 ひやおろし 純米酒) is brewed in the cold and laid down gently in the brewery to mature quietly throughout the spring and summer. The brewmasters wait for the cooler weather to start and pack it fresh for the autumn season. Hiyaoroshi is a perfect match for sanma...
  14. Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Furinbizan Junmai

    Sake Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Furinbizan Junmai

    The Shichiken Furinbizan Junmai (七賢 風凛美山 純米) is named after the beauty of the nearby Mount Kaikoma. Hints of porridge with nectarine jam. Off-dry with refreshing acidity and texture like tweed. Very tidy but flavorful umami fills the mouth releasing oats and nuts before a dry finish. Delicious...
  15. Kamotsuru Tokubetsu Honjozo

    Sake Kamotsuru Tokubetsu Honjozo

    The brewery describes the Kamotsuru tokubetsu honjōzō chōtokusen tokutō (賀茂鶴造特別本醸造超特撰特等) as a traditional honjozō that goes well with food with a balanced flavour profile. It can be enjoyed cold or warm and is recommended with meals. It has a soft mouthfeel with a delicious aftertaste. This is a...
  16. Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Birodonoaji Junmai Ginjo

    Sake Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Birodonoaji Junmai Ginjo

    The Shichiken Birodonoaji Junmai Ginjō (山梨銘醸 七賢 天鵞絨 純米吟醸) is Yamanashi Meijō's signature sake. The sake name means "velvet taste". A fruit-forward bouquet of pear followed by black pepper and mint; smooth, off-dry, low acidity with medium body, lots of umami and a medium finish with a hint of...
  17. Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai

    Sake Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai

    Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai (太冠特別純米酒) is made of Yamadanishiki rice that is milled down to 60%. It has a deep flavour with a slightly savoury aroma and a smooth texture; somewhat dry. It can be served cold, but it is best served lukewarm to enhance its umami and spiciness. Its shade is slightly...
  18. Wada Aratama Akiagari Junmai Ginjo

    Sake Wada Aratama Akiagari Junmai Ginjo

    The Dewa33 Aratama Akiagari Junmai Ginjō (出羽燦々 純米吟醸 原酒 あら玉 あきあがり) is made of Dewa33 (出羽燦々 Dewa Sansan) rice produced in Yamagata and polished down to 50%. It has a moderate ginjō aroma, a matured, soft and broad taste, as well as a clean finish. It can be served chilled, at room temperature or...
  19. Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Tanrei Junmai

    Sake Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken Tanrei Junmai

    Yamanashi Meijō's Shichiken Tanrei Junmai (山梨銘醸 七賢 淡麗純米) is very smooth on the palate and has a dry taste with lively acidity and a light touch of tangy bitterness. It is made of domestic rice milled down to 70%. About the brewery: Yamanashi Meijō Brewery is located in Hakushu-cho, Hokuto...
  20. Tenryu Hinoya Junmai Ginjo Akiagari

    Sake Tenryu Hinoya Junmai Ginjo Akiagari

    The Tenryō Hinoya Aki Agari (天領 純米吟醸 秋あがり) is a seasonal Junmai Ginjō that reaches its maturity in autumn. It is made of local Hinahomare rice that is polished down to 60%, using the soft water of the Northern Alps. The brewery describes it as mature, calm and spicy with a taste that can be...
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