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Chikuha: Bamboo Blade

Type: Junmai

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Chikuha is made from Gohyakuman-Goku rice polished down to 60%. It has a mellow aroma and a mild flavor.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Well-Balanced, Rice-Forward, Mellow and Mild.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL

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Da: Impact

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Da is a perfectly balanced dry sake. It is light and has a lingering finish.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Rice-Forward, Initially Full-Bodied, Extremely Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 500 mL

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Garyubai Namachozo: Dragon Plum Trees

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Shizuoka

Background:

Garyubai Namachozo is made using Okitsu River water and a small (approximately 600kg) batch of rice. It is robust and aromatic.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Bold, Robust, Fragrant, Lingering Finish. 

Best Served: Room Temperature
May Also be Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Garyubai: Dragon Plum Trees

Type: Junmai Dai-Ginjyo

Area: Shizuoka

Background:

Garyubai is rich and smooth with a mild aroma.  It is made from Yamada Nishiki rice polished down to 40%.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Complex, Delicately Fragrant, Clean, Smooth, Slightly Lasting.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL

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Golden Amber

Type: Junmai

Area: Gifu

Background:

Golden Amber is a junmai sake brewed from Nihonbare sake rice milled to 70%, It has been aged in new American white oak for 12 years.

Taste Summary:

Mellow, Aromatic, Round.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Oak, Rice-Forward, Mellow on the Palate, Round, Smooth Finish.

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: On Ice

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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Kaga Setsubai: Kaga Plum Tree

Type: Junmai

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Kaga Setsubai is produced in the Ishikawa prefecture. It is a pure rice sake that is aromatic and light with a smooth finish.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Extremely Mild, Fruit-Forward, Delicately Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Kaiun: Better Fortune

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Shizuoka

Background:

Kaiun is a 100% pure rice Ginjyoshu named in hope of prosperity. Using Taka Tenjin Jyo spring water, Kaiun is the product of years of sake brewing expertise.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Bright, Well-Balanced and Mellow, Mildly Rice-Forward, and Rich But Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Koshi No Iso Muroka Genshu

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Fukui

Background:

Sake of the muroka genshu variety (non-charcoal filtered, cask-strength) is typically only available to brewery staff. This muroka genshu made from Koshi No Shizuku, a crossbreed of Hyogo Kita Nishiki and Miyama Nishiki sake rice is rich and full-bodied. Because it is non-charcoal filtered, it is naturally lightly hued. Pairs well with hearty cuisine.

Taste Summary:

Rich & Full-Bodied

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Layered, Rich, Complex, Full-Bodied, Balanced and Refreshing Finish

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL

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Koshi No Iso: Shunka Shusetsu Echizen

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Fukui

Background:

Shunka Shusetsu Echizen (SSE) is a Junmai Ginjyo brewed from Gohyakumangoku sake rice. It is light, moderately rice-forward, elegant and smooth, slightly astringent on the finish. Being only loosely filtered, the sake has a natural hue.

Taste Summary:

Light & Dry

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Light, Vibrant, Moderately Rice-Forward, Dry.

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL

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Koshi No Sasameyuki: Light Flurries of Koshi

Type: Junmai

Area: Niigata

Background:

Koshi No Sasameyuki is a 100% pure rice sake with a superlative mellow taste brewed from a mixture of Ippon-Jime and Gohyaku-Mangoku rice produced in Echigo. It has an enticing aroma and a delicate flavor.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Delicately Mild, Rice-Forward, Smooth Finish. 

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Koshi No Tosetsuka: Snow Flowers of the Koshi Region

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Niigata

Background:

Koshi No Tosetsuka is an excellent ginjyoshu produced by the Echigo clan of brewers. Highly polished native rice from the Echigo fields are blended and stored with high grade water in snow covered sake vats.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Very Delicate Balance of Fruit Overtones and Rice Undertones, Slightly Sweet Upfront, Extremely Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Maboroshi No Taki: Mystic Falls

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Toyama

Background:

Maboroshi no Taki hails from Mikunihare Brewery nestled in a region filled with bountiful scenic beauty. Utilizing pristine spring water, Oyamanishiki and Tentakaku rice, milled to 60%, yields a clean, smooth, and mild rice-forward brew.

Best Served in a Wine Glass

Taste Summary:

Light & Mild

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Mildly Layered, Delicately Rice-Forward, Balanced and Subtle

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL, 180 mL

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Maihime : Dancing Princess

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Nagano

Background:

Maihime is made from Miyama Nishiki sake rice from Nagoya refined to 49% and water from the Kirigamine Mountains. It is mellow and features a pleasant aroma.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Light

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Bright Flavors, Fruit-Forward, Clean Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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Maihime Karakuchi Ki-ippon: Dancing Princess

Type: Tokubetsu Junmai

Area: Nagano

Background:

Maihime is produced using the best Miyama Nishiki rice resulting in a 100% rice brew. It is dry, aromatic, rich with a hint of tartness.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Rich.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Refreshingly Dry, Slightly Sour, Tart Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Nichiei Kaga No Yukizake : Snow of Kaga

Type: Junmai

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Nichiei Kaga No Yukizake is served frozen as an ice sake.  Its flavor is sweet and rich with a lasting finish. 

Taste Summary:

Sweet & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Refreshingly Sweet.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 180 mL

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Nichiei: Glory of the Sun

Type: Junmai Dai-Ginjyo

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Nichiei features a rich taste and aroma. It is distinctively dry and has a very smooth texture.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Rich.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Bold & Flavorful, Fleetingly Smooth Finish

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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Nichiei: Glory of the Sun

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Nichiei is produced by sake masters in the Noto Region in the Ishikawa prefecture using Yamada Nishiki rice. It features a rich taste and smooth texture.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Rich.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Bold, Rice-Forward, Mellow Fruit Overtones, Lasting Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL

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OneTen - Purple

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Named after famed kabuki actor Hyakujyuro, who once donate 1200 cherry blossom trees to Kakamigahara City, this yamahai junmai ginjyo vibrant and ricey with a moderate body that slightly lingers.

Taste Summary:

Vibrant, Ricey, Dry.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Vibrant, Rice-Forward, Smooth, Slightly Lingering Finish.

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Room Temperature

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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OneTen - Black

Type: Junmai Dai-Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Named after famed kabuki actor Hyakujyuro, who once donate 1200 cherry blossom trees to Kakamigahara City, this refined junmai dai-ginjyo has a delicate nose with a moderate body that finishes crisp and clean.

Taste Summary:

Crisp, Ricey, Dry.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Moderately Rice-Forward, Crisp and Smooth, Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Room Temperature

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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OneTen - Red

Type: Junmai

Area: Gifu

Background:

Named after famed kabuki actor Hyakujyuro, who once donate 1200 cherry blossom trees to Kakamigahara City, this strikingly dry junmai has a mild nose with a light body that finishes clean and smooth.

Taste Summary:

Crisp, Ricey, Super Dry.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Robustly Rice-Forward, Crisp, Smooth, Fleetingly Dry Finish.

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: Room Temperature

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL

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Renaissance Kanazawa: Kanazawa Renaissance

Type: Junmai

Area: Ishikawa

Background:

Renaissance Kanazawa is a pure rice draft sake that is heat treated only once before bottling.  It is brewed in the Ishikawa prefecture using a unique original wine yeast fermentation method. Its flavor is sweet and sour with a smooth finish.

Taste Summary:

Sweet & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Mellow, Full-Bodied, Distinctly Sweet.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 500 mL

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Setchukanbai: Snow Plum Tree

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Setchukanbai is mild and has a delicately sweet finish.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Light.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Refreshing, Clean, Smooth and Mild, Slightly Sweet Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Shikaiou Shin: The Genuine King of the Four Seas

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Aichi

Background:

Shikaiou’s Shin is produced using Waka Mizu rice. It is mellow and aromatic.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Mellow, Rice-Forward, Moderately Bold, Smooth Finish. 

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Shirakawago Sasanigori: Shirakawago Village

Type: Nigori

Area: Gifu

Background:

Shirakawago is superb unfiltered sake made from Hidahomare rice. Blended with Moromi (sake-mash), its mellow flavor and wealthy aroma is best enjoyed chilled or on the rocks. Awarded Silver in the Wine and Spirits Wholesaler's of America 68th Annual Convention & Exposition Wine Tasting Competition.

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Rich

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Medium-Bodied, Rice-Forward, Mellow, Smooth, Sweeter Finish.

 

 

Best Served: Chilled
May Also be Served: On Ice

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 720 mL, 300 mL

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Tenryo Hidahomare: Imperial Landing: The Pride of Hida

Type: Junmai Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Tenryo's Hidahomare is a junmai ginjyo sake crafted from Hidahomare rice local to the Hida District in a brewery 350 years old.

Awards:

*Double Gold at 2012 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Wine Tasting Competition

*Best of Show at 2012 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Wine Tasting Competition

Taste Summary:

Medium Dry & Rich.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Moderately Bold, Mellow, Balanced, Fruit Overtones, Very Smooth Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL

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Tenryo Koshu: Imperial Landing (Aged Sake)

Type: Junmai Dai-Ginjyo

Area: Gifu

Background:

Drawing upon 350 years of sake-brewing history, Tenryo's "Koshu" is brewed in the Hida district of Gifu prefecture using Hidahomare rice. It features a mild yet full-bodied flavor.

Awarded Silver in the Wine and Spirits Wholesaler's of America 68th Annual Convention & Exposition Wine Tasting Competition.

Taste Summary:

Super Dry & Rich.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Full-Bodied Flavor, Amusingly Complex and Layered, Initially Fruit-Forward with a Rice-Forward Finish.

Best Served: Chilled

Taste
Characteristics

Sweet Dry Light Rich

Available Sizes: 1.8 L, 720 mL, 300 mL