SAKE is usually bottled at around 15% ABV. While the Ginjo SAKE family (Daiginjo, Ginjo, Honjozo, and Futsu-shu) are fortified with distilled alcohol, the purpose is not to increase the alcohol content but to help release the complex flavors and aromas that lay dormant.
From specialty brewer Kanaya Shuzoten, located in Ishikawa Prefecture, comes Takasago Ohkoshu. This aged pale-amber Junmai SAKE is from 1995, and presents a brilliant umami and moderately matured aroma.
BreweryKanaya Shuzoten Corporation
Dry or SweetSlightly Sweet
TasteAn elegant umami
AromaA gentle but aged aroma
Suitable Temperaturebout 10-15°C
Rice Milling Level60%
Junmai Ginjo "Tsukinowa" 純米吟醸 "月の輪" 720ml
The Tsukinowa Shuzoten brewery in Iwate Prefecture brings you Tsukinowa, a smooth and refreshing Junmai Ginjo SAKE with a subdued aroma and perfectly balanced flavor profile that's not too sweet or too dry. This medium-body SAKE goes perfectly with vegetables and seasoned fish dishes, and is best served cold for a supremely delicious experience.
ProductsRefreshing Smooth Type
Dry or SweetMedium
TasteA refreshingly delicious SAKE
AromaA subdued aroma
Suitable TemperatureAround 10°C / Around 15°C
Rice Milling Level50%
Tokubetsu Junmai-shu "Joyo" 特別純米 "城陽" 720ml
Joyo rounds out the standard SAKE spectrum by offering a rich Tokubetsu Junmai from Joyo Shuzo brewery in Kyoto. Feel free to heat up this unfiltered SAKE just a little bit to enjoy the modest aroma and slightly dry flavor. Brewed with the most strict of water quality standards, this Junmai pairs beautifully with meats and traditional Japanese dishes.
Dry or SweetSlightly Dry
TasteA rich and complex umami flavor unfurls, leading to a sharp acidic finish
SAKE NETWORK completes its Discovery Set with the Koshigoi Junmai Daiginjojikomi, straight from Chiba Prefecture in Japan's Kanto region. This ume-shu dessert SAKE fuses a Junmai Daiginjo SAKE base with pickled plums to bring you a highly aromatic and delectibly sweet drink that heightens the senses when served cold.
Dry or SweetSweet
TasteFilled with the rich taste of plum.
AromaThe fruity aroma of plum and junmai daiginjo.
Suitable TemperatureAround 5°C / Around 15°C
Rice Milling Level50%
SAKE Sommelier Comment
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