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Junmai Ginjo & Ginjo

These elegant and flavorful categories of sake are bright, fun, and represent the big leap into the “premium” category of sake.  


The Junmai Ginjo category of sake are mandated to have a rice polishing standard of 40% removal and 60% remaining. This segment of sake are made using only the simplest ingredients of rice, water, mold, and yeast. Remember the word Junmai means “rice and water only”, so Junmai Ginjo translates to rice and water milled to 60%. Junmai Ginjo is a great collection of brews that can be fruity and fresh to ricey and dry. This category is perfect for the sushi counter  - clean and balanced cuisines – and easy sipping. Best served chilled.


Ginjo sake has the same milling/polishing standards of Junmai Ginjo, which means 40% removal and 60% remaining, but the difference is the makers use a little bit of “brewer’s alcohol” to clean and lighten up the sake, and in some cases can even make the sake more fruity and with more pop. Added alcohol doesn’t fortify Ginjo sake, but it’s used to bring out more aromatics and textures. Best served chilled.

  • Kikusui Junmai Ginjo "Chrysanthemum Water"

    Kikusui Junmai Ginjo "Chrysanthemum Water"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $11.00

    True Sake owner Beau Timken recorded Kikusui as the first entry in his personal journal of over 200 sakes and would later purchase Kikusui as his f...

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  • Hakushika Junmai Ginjo Pack

    Hakushika Junmai Ginjo Pack

    Junmai Ginjo
    $10.00

    Due to this item being super popular, delays may happen when fulfilling orders.

  • Dewazakura Oka Ginjo "Cherry Bouquet"

    Dewazakura Oka Ginjo "Cherry Bouquet"

    Ginjo
    from $15.00

    Rice: Miyamanishiki, Yuki Kessho milled to 50% Yeast: Association #10 This Ginjo is the sister to Dewasansan and is also milled to Daiginjo levels....

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  • Dewazakura Dewasansan Junmai Ginjo "Green Ridge"

    Dewazakura Dewasansan Junmai Ginjo "Green Ridge"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $16.00

    The rice for this Junmai Ginjo is really milled to a Daiginjo rate and has very floral nose filled with hints of cherry blossoms and pear. It has a...

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  • Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo "Pick-Up Artist"

    Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo "Pick-Up Artist"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $13.00

    Great name and a great nose on this sake with hints of pear, apple, and purple plum aromas. Ahhhhh! A brew that gets it. A terrific feeling sake th...

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  • Chiyomusubi Kitaro Jungin Junmai Ginjo "Kitaro"

    Chiyomusubi Kitaro Jungin Junmai Ginjo "Kitaro"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $8.00

    With a unique nose of steamed rice, grains, and vanilla this classy “One Cup” sake is an example of the new style technique of placing great sake i...

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  • Chiyomusubi Oyaji Gokuraku Junmai Ginjo "Oyaji"

    Chiyomusubi Oyaji Gokuraku Junmai Ginjo "Oyaji"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $8.00

    With a very mild nose of minerals and sugar cane this classy “One Cup” sake is an example of the new style technique of placing great sake in forme...

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  • Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo "Cabin in the Snow"

    Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo "Cabin in the Snow"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $21.00

    This Limited Release Ginjo has a brilliant nose filled with peach, strawberry, and minerals. Talk about a fruity beast! A superbly innocent sake th...

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  • Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo "White Crane"

    Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo "White Crane"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $8.00

    This Ginjo has a nose of soft ripe strawberries and grass. It has a very mild and dry start that develops into a more fruity finish. It is a perfec...

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  • Kuroushi Junmai Ginjo "Black Bull"

    Kuroushi Junmai Ginjo "Black Bull"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $13.00

    The nose on this very special Junmai Ginjo sake is filled with earthy, ricey, honey, and leathery elements. Welcome to a sake that explains a rice ...

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  • Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo "Black Dragon"

    Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo "Black Dragon"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $43.00

    A tantalizing nose filled with hints of roasted coffee, mint, salt water taffy, tropical flowers, grapes and honey. This extremely well balanced sa...

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  • Shiokawa Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Cowboy"

    Shiokawa Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Cowboy"

    Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu
    $32.00

    YeeHaw! The nose on this storied sake is a collection of musky fruits, straw, steamed rice, and caramel elements. Howdy Partner! And welcome to a s...

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  • Dewazakura Izumi Judan Ginjo "Tenth Degree"

    Dewazakura Izumi Judan Ginjo "Tenth Degree"

    Ginjo
    $37.00

    That’s it – you found one of the most crisp and dry sakes in the store! The nose on this cutting sake is a collection of floral, berries, rice, and...

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  • Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Ginjo "Demon Slayer"

    Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Ginjo "Demon Slayer"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $17.00

    The nose on this sake that is made by a new master brewer at Wakatake is a gentle collection of blueberry, melon, sweet rice, and apple tones. This...

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  • Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo "Hakkai Mountain"

    Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo "Hakkai Mountain"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    Hakkaisan is one of the premier Junmai Ginjo’s in Japan (rated #2 in its type) and is quite difficult to obtain both here and there. This popular G...

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  • Kanbara Junmai Ginjo "Bride of the Fox"

    Kanbara Junmai Ginjo "Bride of the Fox"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $19.00

    Behold a brilliant nose filled with green grapes, minerals, wheat, and steamed rice. This Ginjo is a Totem Pole of personalities and each flavor ha...

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  • Shirataki Jozen "White"

    Shirataki Jozen Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $9.00

    The nose on this clean and pristine sake is a collection of cherry, mineral water, corn, pineapple, and cotton candy elements. Is this the new old ...

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  • Tsukiakari Junmai Ginjo "Moon Light"

    Tsukiakari Junmai Ginjo "Moon Light"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $8.00

    This unique Ginjo uses a brewing rice called Ginfubuki and that may account for the nice richness and cocoa flavor that courses through the smooth ...

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  • Shirataki Jozen Jukusei Junmai Ginjo "Pink"

    Shirataki Jozen Jukusei Junmai Ginjo "Pink"

    from $10.00

    The "Upgrade" on one of the most drinkable sakes in Japan resulted in a more full-bodied version of its former self. With a nose of plums, strawber...

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  • Kubota Senju Ginjo “1000 Long Lives”

    Kubota Senju Ginjo “1000 Long Lives”

    Ginjo
    $29.00

    The nose is a party of dried fruit, minerals, nutmeg, ripe plum, and banana cream pie. Oooooh the Kubota legend brings forth a honjozo that belts a...

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  • Mizunoshirabe Ginjo "Sound Of Water"

    Mizunoshirabe Ginjo "Sound Of Water"

    Ginjo
    $28.00

    "Sound of Water" has a really superb nose filled with hints of peaches, grapes, and persimmons with an undercurrent of minerals and green grasses. ...

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  • Kokuryu Tokusen Ginjo "Crystal Dragon"

    Kokuryu Tokusen Ginjo "Crystal Dragon"

    Ginjo
    $44.00

    A delightful nose filled with blackberries, pineapple, purple grapes and Red Vines. Another extremely well balanced sake with hints of light ho...

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  • Fukuju Junmai Ginjo "Happy Brewery"

    Fukuju Junmai Ginjo "Happy Brewery"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $38.00

    This smooth and user friendly Ginjo has a rolling nose filled with strawberries, and melon, and a hint of banana. Silky, juicy, fleshy, and super s...

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  • Dewazakura Omachi "Jewel Brocade"

    Dewazakura Omachi "Jewel Brocade"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    The nose on this – yet another awesome sake from Dewazakura – is filled with honey, flower, steamed rice, and lemon peel aromas. Bingo! What an exc...

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