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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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  #1

Gekkeikan Sake, 750 ml

 Ean: 0728817199129   |   Asin: B00BFP2Q06

The word Gekkeikan means Crown of Laurel a symbol of commitment to excellence. The Gekkeikan Sake making technique has been passed down through 14 family generations for over 370 years, dating back to 1637. Gekkeikan is one of the oldest family-owned companies in the world. Brewed at 7 facilities in Kyoto, Japan and 1 in Folsom, CA and is exported to over 80 countries. Gekkeikan has won the National Research Institute of Brewing Gold Medal 32 times in the past 33 years.

Features

  • Gekkeikan Traditional is the world's most popular Junmai-shu! It embodies the signature Gekkeikan style and represents over 370 years and 14 generations of sake brewing experience.
  • Delicious with tempura, full flavored fish and shellfish, fresh green vegetable dishes, and coconut-based Asian dishes. A flavorful base for stocks and marinades.
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Brand: Gekkeikan   |   Manufacturer: Shaw Ross

Item Dimensions: 0.12 x 0.03 x 0.03 inches (0.3 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 11.8 inches (8.1 x 8.1 x 30.0 cm)

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  #2

Momokawa Nigori Genshu Pearl Sake, 750 mL

Model: 891360   |    Mpn: 0747846177205   |    Ean: 0747846177205   |    PartNumber: 0747846177205   |   Asin: B005J0PDKS

MOMOKAWA PEARL NIGORI.

Features

  • This rough-filtered, creamy sake offers fantastic texture, body and flavors and is loaded with layers of coconut, banana, anise and sweet rice flavors
  • Junmai Ginjo Nigori Genshu: Made with only rice, water, yeast & koji with the rice milled to 60%, it is cask strength and roughly filtered
  • Creamy, rich and filled with intense tropical flavors like coconut and banana, our Momokawa Pearl is the number one Nigori Genshu in the US for a reason
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Brand: Momokawa   |   Manufacturer: MOMOKAWA

Item Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 3 inches (33.0 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 13 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 33.0 cm)

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  #3

Hakutsuru Sake, 720 mL

Model: 747846010144   |    Mpn: 0747846010144   |    Ean: 0747846010144   |    PartNumber: 0747846010144   |   Asin: B0016GU4AI

Remarkably light, with a complex nose and palate, aromas of linden and lichies; good harmony between sweetness and acidity; finishes extremely clean

Features

  • Jummai-shu, pure rice sake
  • Can be served hot or cold
  • Serve with teriyaki chicken or tempura, Mongolian Beef
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Brand: Hakutsuru   |   Manufacturer: Hakutsuru

Item Dimensions: 11.6 x 3 x 3.1 inches (29.5 x 7.6 x 7.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 3.1 x 11.6 inches (7.6 x 7.9 x 29.5 cm)

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  #4

TY KU Sake Junmai Ginjo Black, 330 mL

 Ean: 0736040520986   |   Asin: B007C8IXKW

TYKU is the leader in Premium Sake with the most awarded, best tasting and fastest growing Japanese Sake in the U.S. Made from only 4 all-natural ingredients premium non-GMO rice, pure soft water, yeast, and handmade koji making it one of the purest alcoholic beverages on the planet

Features

  • A Super Premium Junmai Ginjo Sake brewed & imported from Nara, Japan
  • Rich and silky texture with hints of peach & vanilla notes
  • Enjoy this super premium sake like a fine white wine, chilled, in a wine glass
  • Gold Medal San Francisco Iternational Wine Competition
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Brand: Ty Ku Sake   |   Manufacturer: Ty Ku

Item Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 3 inches (25.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.8 x 9.5 inches (6.9 x 7.1 x 24.1 cm)

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  #5

Ty Ku Sake Junmai Silver, 330 ml

 Ean: 0736040520030   |    PartNumber: 0736040520030   |   Asin: B00855LE2A

TYKU is the leader in Premium Sake with the most awarded, best tasting and fastest growing Japanese Sake in the U.S. Made from only 4 all-natural ingredients premium non-GMO rice, pure soft water, yeast, and handmade koji making it one of the purest alcoholic beverages on the planet

Features

  • TY KU Sake Silver is a premium junmai. The Junmai classification represents the top 15% of all sake in the world
  • Fresh & smooth with subtle pear notes, leaving softness on the palate.
  • Enjoy this premium sake chilled like a white wine or in delicious cocktails
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Brand: Ty Ku Sake   |   Manufacturer: Ty Ku

Item Dimensions: 9.85 x 3 x 3 inches (25.0 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.8 x 9.4 inches (6.9 x 7.1 x 23.9 cm)

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  #6

Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake, 300 ml

 Ean: 0086395096903   |   Asin: B00A9HSYCA

It's totally natural, using OCIA certified rice harvested from the Sacramento Valley with absolutely no preservatives, no alcohol, and no sulfites added.

Features

  • It is brewed under the direction of Takara's master brewer combining the most traditional methods with modern technology to arrive at the Kinjo grade
  • The Silver Medal award of Organic & Biodynamic Wine Competition
  • Full, dry and balanced flavor with fruity and fresh taste
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Brand: Sho Chiku Bai   |   Manufacturer: Sho Chiku Bai

Item Dimensions: 8 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches (20.3 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.6 x 7.5 inches (6.4 x 6.6 x 19.1 cm)

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  #7

Joto Sake Junmai, 720 mL

Model: 897670   |    Mpn: 0850176001710   |    Ean: 0850176001710   |    PartNumber: 0850176001710   |   Asin: B0144SUEHW

Fruitier and cleaner than many junmais, which lean earthy and dry. Still solid and rich, with notes of deep, ripe plum. Finishes with crisp acidity.

Features

  • Joto Junmai is made by the Eiko Fuji Brewery, led by the 13th generation of the Kato family
  • True to the classic junmai style, it is rich and solid, but it is more inviting with its clean, fruity quality
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Brand: Joto Sake   |   Manufacturer: Joto Sake

Item Dimensions: 8.2 x 3.9 x 3.4 inches (20.8 x 9.9 x 8.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 10.7 inches (8.4 x 8.4 x 27.2 cm)

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  #8

Yoshinogawa Winter Warrior Junmai Ginjo, 720 mL

Model: 149920   |    Mpn: 0747846787206   |    Ean: 0747846787206   |    PartNumber: 0747846787206   |   Asin: B01F1UDEW4

YOSHINOGAWA WINTER WARRIOR JUNMAI GINJO.

Features

  • This light-bodied, fruit forward affair takes the best of our modern day brewing practices and marries them with Yoshinogawa's centuries old skills
  • Ripe notes of melon, mango, mineral and spice are suspended in a clean, silky body
  • It's a perfect introduction to imported premium sake
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Brand: Yoshinogawa   |   Manufacturer: YOSJC

Item Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 3 inches (33.0 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 13 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 33.0 cm)

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  #9

SHIMIZU NO MAI SAKE Junmai Pure, 300 ml

 Ean: 0086891080222   |   Asin: B0776YJY2Z

Three small family breweries, dating back to 1656, came together in 1944 to reestablish themselves as one - Takashimizu Brewery located in Akita, Japan.

Features

  • One of the most approachable junmai sake out there it is a crowd pleaser at every tasting.
  • Junmai means pure rice brew. Great to drink at any temperature.
  • Sake is Gluten and Sulfite Free
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Brand: Shimizu No Mai Sake   |   Manufacturer: SHIMIZU NO MAI SAKE

Item Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 8 inches (20.3 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.99 x 2.99 x 7.99 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 20.3 cm)

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  #10

IZUMO FUJI SAKE Junmai, 720 ml

 Ean: 0850176001819   |   Asin: B0776ZVV63

Only 4 people create this sake. The family believes in old school and traditional brewing practices passed down from generation to generation. Even today, they have no modern machines.

Features

  • The brewery mostly uses rice locally grown in Shimane. They cultivate this rice using all sustainable methods, which is crucial for quality, but takes enormous effort and dedication.
  • This Junmai is soft, relaxed and expansive on the palate. Serve chilled or slightly warmed.
  • Enjoy with a variety of foods such as grilled fish or chicken, crudite , and salty meats and cheeses.
  • Sake is Gluten and Sulfite Free
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Brand: Izumo Fuji Sake   |   Manufacturer: IZUMO FUJI SAKE

Item Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 11 inches (35.6 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 11.5 inches (8.9 x 8.9 x 29.2 cm)

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  #11

SHICHIDA SAKE Junmai, 720 ml

 Ean: 0084391196184   |   Asin: B0776YJY2Y

This sake has been written about in the NY Times about how sake pairs with other cuisine besides Japanese food.

Features

  • A sake geek's sake! One of the best seller's at Sake Nomi and it is not yet available at Uwajimaya.
  • Full bodied, rich in umamai, nice acidity, great for richer dishes and grilled meats
  • Sake is Gluten and Sulfite Free
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Brand: SHICHIDA SAKE   |   Manufacturer: SHICHIDA SAKE

Item Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 8.25 inches (20.3 x 22.9 x 21.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 8 x 8.25 x 9 inches (20.3 x 21.0 x 22.9 cm)

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  #12

Lotte Chungha Korean Sake 13% ABV, 300 ml

 Ean: 0745891331665   |   Asin: B0748GMM11

Long loved by the Korean people as synonym for refined rice wine,ChungHa is typically served chilled. Launched in 1986, it proudly presents a clean and mild taste as well as fragrance. Any residual bitter tastes are removed by using a final cooling filtration system.

Features

  • Single bottle unit, 300 ml.
  • Slowly fermented with rice (of which has been polished 3x) for a month in low temperatures between 12-15 degrees Celsius
  • Recommended pairing for seafood or vegetable dishes
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Brand: Lotte   |   Manufacturer: Lotte

Item Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 2 inches (20.3 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.24 x 2.24 x 8.27 inches (5.7 x 5.7 x 21.0 cm)

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  #13

MURAI SAKE Daiginjo, 720 ml

 Ean: 0747846687506   |   Asin: B01KW9PVDO

Formerly known as "Emerald" in the U.S., this ultra-premium sake has been named "Best in Japan," at the All Japan Competition.

Features

  • Dubbed "A World Champion Sake" by the Wine Enthusiast and is renowned throughout Japan as one of the finest Daiginjos crafted.
  • Brewed with a proprietary yeast derived from flowers.
  • Sake is Gluten and Sulfite Free
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Brand: MURAI SAKE   |   Manufacturer: MURAI SAKE

Item Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 8 inches (20.3 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)

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  #14

TAKATENJIN SAKE Soul Of The Sensei Dai, 720 ml

 Ean: 0835603005578   |   Asin: B0776ZBPC8

Brewery Name: Doi Shuzo, founded: 1868, is recognized for its environmentally-friendly use of solar power, on-site water treatment, and other renewable energy sources

Features

  • Buttery nut brittle, banana custard, white plum, and delicate spice notes
  • Medium bodied, with a crisp dry finish
  • Sake is Gluten and Sulfite Free
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Brand: Takatenjin Sake   |   Manufacturer: TAKATENJIN SAKE

Item Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 7 inches (20.3 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 7 x 8 x 10 inches (17.8 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm)

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  1. Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake, 300 ml
  2. Hakutsuru Sake, 720 mL
  3. SHICHIDA SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  4. Lotte Chungha Korean Sake 13% ABV, 300 ml
  5. MURAI SAKE Daiginjo, 720 ml
  6. IZUMO FUJI SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  7. TAKATENJIN SAKE Soul Of The Sensei Dai, 720 ml
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  1. Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake, 300 ml
  2. Hakutsuru Sake, 720 mL
  3. SHICHIDA SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  4. Lotte Chungha Korean Sake 13% ABV, 300 ml
  5. MURAI SAKE Daiginjo, 720 ml
  6. IZUMO FUJI SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  7. TAKATENJIN SAKE Soul Of The Sensei Dai, 720 ml
  8. Gekkeikan Sake, 750 ml
  9. Momokawa Nigori Genshu Pearl Sake, 750 mL

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  1. Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake, 300 ml
  2. Hakutsuru Sake, 720 mL
  3. SHICHIDA SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  4. Lotte Chungha Korean Sake 13% ABV, 300 ml
  5. MURAI SAKE Daiginjo, 720 ml
  6. IZUMO FUJI SAKE Junmai, 720 ml
  7. TAKATENJIN SAKE Soul Of The Sensei Dai, 720 ml
  8. Gekkeikan Sake, 750 ml
  9. Momokawa Nigori Genshu Pearl Sake, 750 mL

Top Selling

  1. Gekkeikan Sake, 750 ml
  2. Momokawa Nigori Genshu Pearl Sake, 750 mL
  3. Hakutsuru Sake, 720 mL
  4. TY KU Sake Junmai Ginjo Black, 330 mL
  5. Ty Ku Sake Junmai Silver, 330 ml
  6. Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake, 300 ml
  7. Joto Sake Junmai, 720 mL
  8. Yoshinogawa Winter Warrior Junmai Ginjo, 720 mL
  9. SHIMIZU NO MAI SAKE Junmai Pure, 300 ml
  10. IZUMO FUJI SAKE Junmai, 720 ml



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