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Junmai Daiginjo & Daiginjo

These two categories represent the best of the best, the “A-list” in the sake maker’s industry. 


The Junmai Daiginjo category has the highest standards of milling rates in the sake market with a minimum of 50% rice polishing and 50% remaining.  But that standard is often surpassed by brewers looking to push the rice milling envelope that results in sakes that can be milled down to 35% down to 23% and even 7% remaining figures. These Ultra and Uber Junmai Daiginjo all drink with an elegance and sophistication of flavors and complexities. The entire category is exceptional for consuming on special occasions and gifting. Junmai Daiginjo sakes are fantastic on their own and great with Champagne fare and elegant appetizers. They are always served chilled.  


The Daiginjo category has the same milling standards of 50% removal and 50% remaining but sake makers add a little “brewer’s alcohol” to lighten the brew and bring out more aromatics and softer textures. When sake maker’s send their brews to National Sake Appraisals and Competitions they usually send their Daiginjo sake. They are the ultimate Competition sakes that just jump out of the glass. Always served chilled they pair well with shellfish, sushi, sashimi, and elegant cocktail passing fare.

  • Kokuryu Ryu Daiginjo "Gold Dragon"
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    Kokuryu Ryu Daiginjo "Gold Dragon"

    Daiginjo
    $100.00

    The nose is filled with pineapple, koji rice, taffy, and white flower blossoms. The prototypical Daiginjo experience with a flavor that is there, a...

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  • Amabuki Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto "Rhododendron"

    Amabuki Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto "Rhododendron"

    Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto
    $36.00

    This brewery is famous for making sakes using “hana” or flower “kobo” yeasts. The nose on this traditionally made Kimoto style sake that is made wi...

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  • Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu

    Stella Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu

    Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Muroka Genshu
    $76.00

    The nose on this “Drip” or Shizuku sake is a gentle collection of steamed rice, pear, and citrus aromas. Talk about a fun sake! This brew is round,...

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  • Kubota Junmai Daiginjo

    Kubota Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    from $16.00

    The nose on this special released Kubota is a mild collection of cherry, pear, mango, melon, and floral aromas. Kubota is known for making the prot...

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  • Akitabare Suirakuten Daiginjo "Heaven of Tipsy Delight"

    Akitabare Suirakuten Daiginjo "Heaven of Tipsy Delight"

    Daiginjo
    $87.00

    This incredibly nuanced sake has a vivid nose filled with berries, mangos, white grapes, and clover honey elements. Talk about a gentle sake, this ...

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  • Kuro Kabuto Muroka Junmai Daiginjo “Samurai Armor Helmet”

    Kuro Kabuto Muroka Junmai Daiginjo “Samurai Armor Helmet”

    Muroka Junmai Daiginjo
    $35.00

    This sake is unique in that they produce it using a black koji mold, which is used more for shochu production. The nose on this vividly floral sake...

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  • Gasanryu Kisaragi Daiginjo "February"

    Gasanryu Kisaragi Daiginjo "February"

    Daiginjo
    $48.00

    The nose on this award winning sake is a subtle collection of melon, pear and peach aromas. And yet another amazing sake from a killer brewery that...

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  • Ten to Chi Junmai Daiginjo “Heaven and Earth”

    Ten to Chi Junmai Daiginjo “Heaven and Earth”

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $48.00

    The nose on this very unique Daiginjo is a cool collection of rice, soil, toast and wheat aromas. This brew tastes like “Heaven and Earth” rich and...

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  • Dewazakura Daiginjo "Mountain Cherry"

    Dewazakura Daiginjo "Mountain Cherry"

    Daiginjo
    $79.00

    The nose on this special sake from the award winning brewery is plump with plum, berry, grape, peach and floral elements. A perfect example of a wi...

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  • Suehiro Ken Daiginjo "The Sword"
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    Suehiro Ken Daiginjo "The Sword"

    Daiginjo
    $87.00

    The nose is filled with strawberry, banana, cantaloupe, and watermelon. A clean and bold Daiginjo with a snap that says, “I am a sword.” A perfect ...

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  • Shirataki Jozen Junmai Daiginjo "Indigo"

    Shirataki Jozen Junmai Daiginjo "Indigo"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $45.00

    The aroma field on this extremely elegant and tasty Daiginjo is an array of grapefruit, melon, cooked pear, banana, and oatmeal elements. This sake...

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  • Kirin Hizoshu Daiginjo “Treasured Sake”

    Kirin Hizoshu Daiginjo “Treasured Sake”

    Daiginjo
    $102.00

    The nose on this sake aged for 5 years Hizo or “Treasured” is a very cool collection of sweet nut, white grape, grapefruit, and a touch of musky ar...

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  • Tenko 40 Junmai Daiginjo "Heavenly Grace"
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    Tenko 40 Junmai Daiginjo "Heavenly Grace"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $66.00

    The nose on this flagship sake is a rich collection of creamy, savory, vanilla, honey, mango custard, and steamed rice aromas. This legendary sake ...

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  • Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo "Imperial Landing"
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    Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo "Imperial Landing"

    Koshu Junmai Daiginjo
    from $18.00

    This aged sake uses a flower yeast for fermentation and has a nose filled with banana, smoke, potato, sesame, vanilla, and anise elements. This is ...

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  • Hoyo Kura No Hana Junmai Daiginjo "Fair Maiden"

    Hoyo Kura No Hana Junmai Daiginjo "Fair Maiden"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $35.00

    This Daiginjo has a nose filled with Muscat grapes and earthy wood tones. It is indeed a very light sake with a beautiful soft grape beginning ...

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  • Kirin Koshihikari Junmai Daiginjo

    Kirin Koshihikari Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $38.00

    The nose on this very tasty sake is a splendid collection of raisin,vanilla, strawberry, sweet rice and bamboo aromas. What the hell is a “round” s...

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  • Gasanryu Gokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Stream"
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    Gasanryu Gokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Stream"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $57.00

    This single-pasteurized sake has a very sneaky nose filled with rose pedals, purple grapes, and blueberry elements. Ahhhh smooth and bright! A very...

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  • Senshin Junmai Daiginjo “Sophisticated Mind”

    Senshin Junmai Daiginjo “Sophisticated Mind”

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $110.00

    This Daiginjo has been milled to 28%. It takes 3 days and nights to gently polish the rice grains to reach the incredibly small (2mm) pearly beads....

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  • Kan Chiku Junmai Daiginjo "Cold Bamboo"

    Kan Chiku Junmai Daiginjo "Cold Bamboo"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $18.00

    The nose is filled with a feint display of flower pedals and sweet tea. This Daiginjo is smooth and clean. There are nice ripe fruit flavors and a ...

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  • Masumi Yumedono Daiginjo "Mansion of Dreams"

    Masumi Yumedono Daiginjo "Mansion of Dreams"

    Daiginjo
    $109.00

    This gold medal winning Daiginjo is a lion in a glass. With a complex nose of melon, koji rice, and floral elements this Yumedono impresses quickly...

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  • Otokoyama Junmai Daiginjo "Man's Mountain"

    Otokoyama Junmai Daiginjo "Man's Mountain"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $145.00

    Talk about an elegant nose filled sweet rice, white chocolate and juicy pineapple. Welcome to one of the preeminent Daiginjos in the history of pre...

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  • Born Nihon no Tsubasa Aged Junmai Daiginjo "Wing of Japan"

    Born Nihon no Tsubasa Aged Junmai Daiginjo "Wing of Japan"

    Aged Junmai Daiginjo
    $142.00

    This expressive Daiginjo has been aged for over two years and has a nose filled with cherries, red grapes, yellow peppers and iceberg lettuce. Simp...

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  • Aizu Homare Junmai Daiginjo "Black Label"

    Aizu Homare Junmai Daiginjo "Black Label"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $60.00

    The nose on this International Wine Challenge Grand Champion Trophy winner is a superb collection of melon, grape, mineral water, and strawberry ar...

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  • Kaika Daiginjo "Tobindori Shizuku"
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    Kaika Daiginjo "Tobindori Shizuku"

    Daiginjo Shizuku
    $161.00

    Hand’s down the best packaging in sake – replicates the bottles used for national sake competitions. The dynamic nose on this “Shizuku – gravity tr...

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