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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.

  • Tamagawa Kinsho Daiginjo "Heart of Gold"

    Tamagawa Kinsho Daiginjo "Heart of Gold"

    Daiginjo
    $56.00

    The nose on this competition-style Daiginjo is plump with strawberry, melon, Concord grape, peach, sweet rice, and powder sugar aromas. This is a w...

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  • Dewazakura Yukimanman  Daiginjo "Snow Country"

    Dewazakura Yukimanman Daiginjo "Snow Country"

    Daiginjo
    $129.00

    The nose on this connoisseur’s sake is an amazing array of berry, melon, plum, sweet rice and honey aromas. Okay! It’s time to put on your professi...

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  • Otokoyama Kitanoinaho Daiginjo

    Otokoyama Kitanoinaho Daiginjo

    Daiginjo
    $53.00

    You know the brewery but you don’t this brew! Nobody does as it is exclusive to True Sake and is a calling card for Sake Day 2018! You’ve bought yo...

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  • Masumi Sanka Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Flowers"

    Masumi Sanka Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Flowers"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $82.00

    Get your nose into this bouquet of complexity with hints of ripe fruit, rose petals, and a hint of oregano. Sanka is a wine-lover’s Daiginjo with m...

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  • Kotsuzumi Rojo Hana Ari Junmai Daiginjo "Bloom on the Path"

    Kotsuzumi Rojo Hana Ari Junmai Daiginjo "Bloom on the Path"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $135.00

    How can one describe perfection in a bottle? This stellar Daiginjo has a nose filled with white peach, apples, grapes and pear. If we used an “Owne...

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  • Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess"

    Kikuhime Daiginjo Genshu "Chrysanthemum Princess"

    Daiginjo Genshu
    $161.00

    Some sakes are built well and some are built like this amazing Daiginjo. With a gentle collection of cherry, sweet rice, melon, lavender, and powde...

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  • Tsukasabotan Junmai Daiginjo Genshu "King of Peony"

    Tsukasabotan Junmai Daiginjo Genshu "King of Peony"

    Junmai Daiginjo Genshu
    $88.00

    The nose on this “Genshu” sake is an amazing collection of citrus, peach, melon, mango, and white floral aromas. Wow! What a sake. For a brewery th...

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  • Harada Junmai Daiginjo "Master Creation"

    Harada Junmai Daiginjo "Master Creation"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $42.00

    The nose on this stellar Junmai Daiginjo is a cool collection of crème brulee, cantaloupe, honeydew, banana, rose water, and mint aromas. Are you r...

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  • Harushika Junmai Daiginjo "Spring Deer"

    Harushika Junmai Daiginjo "Spring Deer"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $76.00

    The tremendous nose on this superb Daiginjo is a vast array of watermelon, strawberry, banana, vanilla, and steamed koji (sweet) rice. This sake is...

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  • Kirinzan Daiginjo Genshu "Kagayaki"

    Kirinzan Daiginjo Genshu "Kagayaki"

    Daiginjo Genshu
    $182.00

    The nose on this wonderfully packaged sake is a unique collection of honeydew melon, green apple, nougat, and cream tones. Talk about a different D...

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  • Tatenokawa Phoenix Junmai Daiginjo

    Tatenokawa Phoenix Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $43.00

    The nose on this special sake that proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross is a gentle collection of cherry, mango, berry, pear, and apricot aromas. ...

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  • HeavenSake Junmai Daiginjo

    HeavenSake Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $90.00

    The nose on this private labeled sake made by the Dassai brewery has a loaded nose with grape, pear, apple, and lush tropical fruit aromas. Behold ...

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  • Katafune Daiginjo "Tobindori"
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    Katafune Daiginjo "Tobindori"

    Daiginjo
    $135.00

    The nose on this world class gold medal winning Daiginjo is a splendid collection of blueberry, kiwi, honeydew, and tangerine peel aromas. Talk abo...

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  • Heiwa Shuzo KID Junmai Daiginjo
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    Heiwa Shuzo KID Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $47.00

    We’ve been waiting a long time for this work of art sake to be available in the US. The nose on this special brew is a lively collection of cherrie...

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  • Born Yume wa Masayume Junmai Daiginjo "Dreams Come True"

    Born Yume wa Masayume Junmai Daiginjo "Dreams Come True"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $267.00

    The nose on this “Specially Limited” sake is an amazing array of rose water, peach, papaya, sweet rice, nougat, and sugar aromas. It’s no fair! I’m...

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  • Toko Junmai Daiginjo "Ultraluxe"

    Toko Junmai Daiginjo "Ultraluxe"

    Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri
    $133.00

    At long last Toko is available in the US and that is great news. The nose on this incredibly luxurious sake is a special collection of sweet rice, ...

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  • Toranoko Junmai Daiginjo "Tiger's Cub"
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    Toranoko Junmai Daiginjo "Tiger's Cub"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $40.00

    The nose on one of the most popular sakes at Sake Day 2018 is a collection of cherry, blueberry, melon, sweet rice, and floral aromas. Hey big red ...

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  • Miroku Junmai Daiginjo
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    Miroku Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $150.00

    The nose on this world-class sake that is made with Koshitenrei brewing rice is milled to 40% and has been aged for two years. In this amazing coll...

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  • Akitabare Daiginjo "Moonstone"

    Akitabare Daiginjo "Moonstone"

    Daiginjo
    $42.00

    The nose on this Daiginjo is a gentle collection of apple, melon, sweet rice, honey, and floral aromas. Say hello to a rich Daiginjo! You don’t oft...

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  • Rokkasen Yamahoshi Daiginjo

    Rokkasen Yamahoshi Daiginjo

    Daiginjo
    $16.00

    The nose on the this sake, which is part of a series that can only be found outside of Japan at True Sake, has a unique nose filled with roasted ri...

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  • Toko Ginga Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo "Divine Droplets"

    Toko Ginga Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo "Divine Droplets"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $74.00

    The nose on this re-incarnated sake brand is a vivid collection of mint, peach, apple and pear aromas. No your eyes aren’t deceiving you! This is a...

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  • Tonoike (Bo:)Junmai Daiginjo

    Tonoike (Bo:)Junmai Daiginjo

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $47.00

    The nose on this sake that is made with Omachi rice milled to 50% is a bright collection of mango, berry, melon, and sweet rice aromas. Welcome to ...

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  • Hakkaisan 45 Daiginjo

    Hakkaisan 45 Daiginjo

    Daiginjo
    $33.00

    The nose on this special brew from the powerhouse Hakkaisan brewery is a wonderful collection of melon, white peach, apple, cherry, wheat and steam...

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  • Tenko 50 Junmai Daiginjo "Heavenly Grace"
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    Tenko 50 Junmai Daiginjo "Heavenly Grace"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $50.00

    The nose on this new offering from an old famous brewery is an interesting collection of melon, apple, banana, citrus, and floral aromas. It is a f...

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