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Possibly the sexiest Nigori we have ever tasted. You don't usually see Nigori at a Ginjo level! This is sleek and delightfully light. There is a touch of carbonation, which helps lift the sweetness of the rice. Great fruity notes and a very clean style for a creamy sake. (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood)
Price: $12.99

Tamagawa Sake has built a reputation for producing ultra high-quality sake of great distinction. The brewery, called Kinoshita, was established in 1842 and is the only Japanese sake brewery under the direction of a non-Japanese toji, the illustrious Philip Harper. The house style prioritizes intensity of flavor and elegance, but retains exquisite balance nonetheless. The spectacular "Red Label" Yamahai is fermented with ambient yeast unique to the Kinoshita Brewery and is never filtered or diluted. One of the most robust and full-flavored in their portfo...
Price: $34.99

Junmai Ginjo is the second-highest grade of sake, the rice-based alcoholic beverage that has become a strong symbol of Japanese culture. To qualify for this prestigious title a sake must be made with rice polished (to remove bran and improve taste) to below 60 percent of its original weight, and must not be fortified with distilled alcohol. Producer Note: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange like overtones. With just the right amount of...
Price: $10.99

Watari Bune is an "heirloom" rice strain, meaning it has never been crossed with another variety. It is also one of the parent strains to Yamada Nishiki, the most celebrated sake rice. Watari Bune had gone out of use for fifty years until this brewery revived it in 1989 with 14 grams of seeds. By 1996, they won a gold medal at Japan's National Sake Competition, and another in 1998. This is deep nutty earthy and complex sake with a balancing tropical pineapple and honeydew melon to balance. One of the best pairings for umami rich foods like pate or monkfi...
Price: $42.99
Limit of 3 per customer

Kikusui has been run by the Takasawa family for five generations. They are committed to producing the highest quality sake at an affordable price. From the producer: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by a medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange-like overtones. With just the right amount of body and a comfortable dryness it enhances any dish you eat. This is a great white wine alternative that is perfect for Sake lovers and beginners alike."
Price: $24.99


Flagship sake from the Konoshita Brewery: "The most popular Tamagawa in the daiginjo range, and the first of our products ever to go overseas, chosen when it won double Gold Medals domestically and overseas in 2007. With a silky viscosity on the palate and rich aromatics, it is a full-flavored presence in the daiginjo class and an excellent food sake."
Price: $49.99

Founded in the 1540s in the small town of Kinomoto in Shiga Prefecture, Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest and smallest breweries in Japan. Seven Spearsman pays tribute to the victorious battle of Shizugatake in Kinomoto in 1583, which boosted their leader, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, to soon secure dominance over all of Japan. Starting in the Edo period, the sake from Tomita brewery was aptly named "sake of victory" after the town's great warriors. Yasunobu Tomita, the 15th generation of the family, is committed to making sake using only local ingredients. Yam...
Price: $34.99
Limit of 1 per customer



The ultra well regarded Nagayam Honke Brewery in Yamaguchi prefecture has become one of the hottest brands in Japan. Toji Takashiro Nagayama took over as 4th generation President of the venerated and very traditional brewery in 2001, but Takashiro san isn't satisfied to rest on his laurels. Before taking over as Master Brewer, Takashiro san spent years making and falling in love with the wines of Burgundy. He worked with Philippe Pacalet and has a particular proclivity for Chablis. It is from this esthetic, an ideal of terroir, from which he creates his ...
Price: $32.99

Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu "Ten Thousands Ways" Honjozo Sake 720ml
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Light and smoky, with a notes of honeydew melon and cherry pits. Fragrant and clean, this is a terrific value! It comes from Yamagata.
Price: $18.99

The gorgeous Ginjo Genshu from Kizakura Brewery in Kyoto is brewed from Gohyakumangoku and Gin-Ohmi and polished to 60%. Founded in 1925, Kizakura is committed to the highest quality at every turn. Known for their Yamahai this Ginjo Genshu is a little less serious, but not at all boring. Intended to bring Sake into the everyday drinking category without sacrificing quality or authenticity, expect a vibrant nose of tart red fruit, mellow ripe pear, and subtle floral aromas. The palate is clean crispy, dry and refreshing. Due to the uncut nature of Genshu ...
Price: $5.99

A truly unique expression of the terroir of Kanagawa Prefecture. The Izumibashi Brewery is one of just a handful of producers who grow, mill and brew 100% of their own sake. Made in the very oldest traditional Kimoto method, The Kuro Tombo is a true product of place. Utilizing natural koji & yeast, the Kimoto process gives this special sake a character specific character that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. The Hashi Family controls the process from the seed to bottle and uses water from the Izumi River to irrigate the fields as well as brew this spe...
Price: $39.99

This is a unique collaboration between former Piper-Heidsieck Master Blender/Cellar Master Regis Camus and the famous Dassai Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The result is a luxurious Junmai Daiginjo unlike any other on the market. Mr. Camus has created a sake for the wine aficionado that seeks to highlight the aromatic potential of the ancient fermented rice beverage. He's selected the finest brewers in Japan to create this Franco-Japanese composition and works closely with the brewer to develop a unique expression of using traditional methods. Expect a...
Price: $99.99

Akita Seishu was founded by Jushiro Ito in 1865 in a 150-year old thatched roof estate that was built at the end of the Edo period in Daisen City, in Akita Prefecture, in northeastern Japan. Akita Seishu values everything local, and treasures the harmonious relationships between man and nature. Akita Seishu's Dewatsuru is available in the United States for the first time. The name literally means 'the crane of the Dewa region,' and this sake brings to mind the beautiful, graceful birds, with regal lines, showing off their plumage in the snow country of n...
Price: $29.99

Founded in 1855 in Niigata Prefecture, Shirataki Shuzo takes advantage of the pristine water sources around Echigo Yuzawa town. These waters are the result of abundant melting winters snows that then filter through a coal vein underneath the mountain on their way into the valley where the brewery is located. This is the foundation of Shirataki's artisinal sake. Uonoma Noujun is made from rice polished to 80% of its weight, and the resulting brew is aged for two years to develop a rich, savory flavor profile.
Price: $32.99

The 500 Mangoku varietal of rice is difficult to use but when handled properly can be devastatingly intriguing. Light bodied but full flavored, this Junmai sake is fresh, but has the power and complexity to pair with complex foods. It does especially well warm (not hot, but warm) with rich shellfish like lobster, but can go with grilled proteins if served chilled.
Price: $29.99

This is truly old school brewery from Gifu prefecture was founded in 1868. They like to say "Nothing has changed from the beginning." One of the smallest breweries in Japan, they're making only a few thousand bottles a year and most of it is sold locally in large format. This is their "small size" - a still hefty 900ml. Without access to modern technology, the entire process is extremely labor intensive and slow. The locally procured rice is milled in-house, a practice which normally would never happen in a brewery this small. Yamada Shoten use a locally...
Price: $29.99

Until this sake came along in the 1960’s, all sake had distilled alcohol added to it due to rice shortages and war rationing. After the war, Chiyonosono crafted the first junmai sake (brewed with neither distilled alcohol nor additives of any kind) and celebrated by sharing it from a large, red lacquered sake cup called a Shuhai. The brewers made a promise to one another to keep up their efforts each year to make high-quality sake from rice alone. Delicate and soft, with a hint of sweetness coddled in layers of umami. Subtle floral notes and orange citru...
Price: $22.99



From the producer: “ 'If we make good sake, people will support it.' That’s been our motto since Kokuryu was founded in 1804 in the mountains of Fukui. It’s an ancient land, nestled between snowy peaks and the Sea of Japan, not far from the main Soto Zen temple Eihei-ji. From a long tradition of sake brewing, Kokuryu today stands as one of the region’s few survivors. We grow our own rice. We seek out special yeasts. And we strive for the best in brewing and maturation, hand-crafting only the highest-caliber sakes in small batches. Pure water is vital t...
Price: $39.99

The legendary Masumi Brewery in Nagano is widely considered one of the finest Sake operations in Japan. Founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa, the brewery committed to perfection and extreme attention to detail without giving up tradition. Their famous President Masaru Miyasaka and his prodigy brew master Chisato Kubota became famous for traveling across Japan like Buddhist monks in search of knowledge and truth in Sake production. Indeed, Kubota is responsible for discovering a new and highly prized yeast strain in 1946, forever cementing Masumi Brewery's...
Price: $13.99


This sake is made by the Marumoto Brewery, which is nicknamed "The Farmers’ Brewery" because the farmers who grow the rice also brew the sake. An estate-bottled sake, Chikurin is made from 100% Yamada Nishiki, the most famous variety of sake rice. This is a blend of the their fresh sake and up to four year old tank aged sake offering extreme complexity while not overpowering the palate. A true farm to table sake of the highest order and one of the most approachable and versatile bottles in the store.
Price: $19.99

Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 59%, this unfiltered sake still has the lees in it, which gives it a cloudy appearance and a bit sweeter taste than a more modern filtered sake. Made by Rihaku Shuzo in the Shimane Prefecture, it is rich, creamy and quite long at the end.
Price: $30.99


Isojiman has taken great care in sourcing the very best sake rice available for over 30 years, back at a time when that was not a priority for most of the industry. Rice farmers have remained loyal to the brewery as well, often sending their best harvests to the brewery. The Isojiman Junmai Ginjo shows remarkably bright tropical fruit with notes of apricot and pear, all made possible by AAA rated Yamada Nishiki rice from Hyogo Prefecture, milled to 55%.
Price: $54.99

Fresh, crisp, clean, and delicious! This is the Demon Slayer style, so ultra dry sugar levels, but it remains absolutely balanced and without a sharp bite. While this wonderful dry style does well served cold, you can absolutely serve it at room temperature to exhibit more intense aromatics. An absolute joy to drink and easily at the top of my list for recommending to both sake experts and newcomers alike.
Price: $43.99

From the importer: "From one of Japan's smallest breweries, this Daiginjo is made with Japan's highest quality rice and local Fushimi mizu, the soft, pure water from Japan's Eastern Mountains. Highly-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka carefully works the naturally fertilized soils of his farm in eastern Tottori prefecture to grow some of Japan's best quality Yamada Nishiki, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice...The aromas of anise, banana, and a hint of sweet rice are quite complex. These same flavors come rushing through the full-bodied pala...
Price: $38.99


Koshi No Iso Brewery was founded in 1909 along the ocean coast of Echizen in Fukui Prefecture. Post-War the brewery was relocated approximately 30km inland. Founded in an area bountiful with seafood from the Sea of Japan, much of Koshi No Iso’s style reflects the terroir of the coastal village. This tiny brewery is truly a family operation, which focuses on small batch production and only makes non-fortified pure rice sake. Muroka genshu is not charcoal filtered and has no water added before bottling. It is typically only available to brewery staff and i...
Price: $34.99

The incredible Dewazakura brewery is one of Yamagata prefecture's finest and most inventive brewers. This is their top of the line offering featuring 35% polish and +3 on the Sake Meter. Acidity registers at 1.2. After a long slow fermentation, this special Sake is aged for 5 years before bottling. The result is an ultra rich, dense body, yet without oxidized flavors or funkiness at all. Exotic floral and fruit notes explode from the glass along with the wonderful deep texture. The power and complexity means that this wonderful sake can be enjoyed with s...
Price: $99.99

Yawaraka’s mild 12% alcohol content makes it an easy-going companion to whatever emerges from the kitchen. Please do not agonize over food pairings with this sake. Yawaraka is more like a family friend, welcome at the table, always agreeable, good company glass after glass. This charming junmai, with its faint taste of wild plum, represents a new direction for Japanese brewers. It is smooth and gentle, with sweetness and acidity in finely etched balance. Ideal for lunchtime sake-sipping.
Price: $22.99

Polished to 50 percent, this Junmai Ginjo is made by Kaetsu Shuzo, who uses rice grown on the high plains and pure mountain water of the Niigata Prefecture to brew superior sake, both rich in aroma and clean in taste. Intense aromas of grilled nuts, pistachio, and a hint of warm liquid cocoa. In the mouth, the flavors follow through with nuts and melon as it heads for a crisp finish, and then just a hint of lingering sweetness. It is at once savory and sweet and has enough power to make it a great match with a wide variety of food pairings. A truly disti...
Price: $32.99

Classic example of a modern sake style, the Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai is laser focused, a clean, direct sake bursting with vitality. Nuances of apricot and peach and faint notes of citrus zest. Fresh and alive with a tingly finish, this sake is designed to stimulate the appetite and to complement light and delicate dishes without overwhelming them. Particularly good with a variety of sashimi or summer salads. High quality Yamada Nishiki rice from Hyogo prefecture milled to 60%.
Price: $42.99

The legendary Masumi Brewery in Nagano is widely considered one of the finest Sake operations in Japan. Founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa, the brewery committed to perfection and extreme attention to detail without giving up tradition. Their famous President Masaru Miyasaka and his prodigy brew master Chisato Kubota became famous for traveling across Japan like Buddhist monks in search of knowledge and truth in Sake production. Indeed, Kubota is responsible for discovering a new and highly prized yeast strain in 1946, forever cementing Masumi Brewery's...
Price: $59.99

Brewed with Omachi rice polished to 55%, this junmai sake is characterized by a deeply rich and soft taste, as well as a crisp finish. Omachi rice was discovered more than 150 years ago and is the oldest existing pure (i.e. not cross-bred) rice variety in Japan. Bright and lively, this sake shows notes of ripe watermelon, mango, and citrus in the finish. It is well balanced with a rounded flavor and clean acidity.
Price: $24.99

From the brewery: "This is the flagship of our core ENTER.Sake line. It has notes of melon, peach, and chrysanthemum on the palate and ends in a beautiful, bright, crisp finish. The supple body of this sake originates from the pure mountain water, filtered through the Japanese Alps."
Price: $44.99


Polished to 65%. Aromas of gardenia, papaya, green peppercorn and aged comte cheese. Flavors of nutmeg, mushroom, toasted oats. Bright and lively with a lingering finish.
Price: $31.99

Yamada Nishiki rice polished to 55%. Brewed carefully and slowly at low temperatures using traditional brewing techniques and characterized by a well-rounded flavor with a solidness to the flavor and fragrance, and a clean finish.
Price: $14.99

60% polishing. Notes of mushroom, dry grass, mint and oats followed by concentrated earthiness, raspberry, brown sugar, anise and mint on the palate.
Price: $38.99

Polished to 50%. Aromas of green apple, melon and sweet pea. Flavors of melon rind, dried pear, cashew and white pepper with an intriguing herbal crisp dry finish.
Price: $35.99

This Junmai is polished to 65%. Enticing aromatics of rich banana and apple. "Tochigi 14" Rice gives this rich, dry sake a plum and blood orange element with a hint of passion fruit.
Price: $32.99

Gohyakumangoku rice polished to 55%. This beautifully balanced, Honjozo-style sake is clean and refreshing with a nose reminiscent of pine needles, lychee, wintergreen, and dried pear. Slightly off dry on the palate and full of eucalyptus, cucumber, and mineral notes, the added alcohol makes for a clean, dry finish.
Price: $33.99

Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling "AWA" is made using a secondary in-bottle fermentation to create a clear and elegant sake. Using Gohyakumangoku, Miyamanishiki, and Yamadanishiki rice polished to 50%, the brewer creates brews a traditional junmai ginjo sake before a secondary in bottle fermentation. The result is something delicious and totally unique. Dry, crisp and full of freshness - this is truly the Champagne of sake. Sparkling sake typically has too much sugar added, intended to balance the high acid feeling created by the CO2, but Hakkaisan has captured ...
Price: $49.99