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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.

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    Kikusui Junmai Ginjo "Chrysanthemum Water"

    beau's first bottle ever sold.
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    True Sake Founder/Owner Beau Timken recorded Kikusui as the first entry in his personal journal of over 200 sakes, and would later purchase Kikusui...

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    Dewazakura Oka Ginjo "Cherry Bouquet"

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

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    Hakushika Junmai Ginjo Pack

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    Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo "Pick-Up Artist"

    rice and water masterpiece.
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    A 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 ...

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    Dewazakura Dewasansan Junmai Ginjo "Green Ridge"

    dried fruit, tender acidity, peach.
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    The Dewasansan rice for this Junmai Ginjo is really milled to a Daiginjo rate, and has very floral nose filled with hints of cherry blossoms and pe...

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    Chiyomusubi Junmai Ginjo "Oyaji"

    kitaro's eyeball father.
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    With a very mild nose of minerals and sugar cane, this classy one-cup sake is an example of the newer trend of placing great sake in formerly cheap...

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    Kuroushi Junmai Ginjo "Black Bull"

    powerhouse omachi sake.
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    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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    Chiyomusubi Junmai Ginjo "Kitaro"

    demon boy yōkai one cup.
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    With a unique nose of steamed rice, grains, and vanilla, this classy one-cup sake is an example of the new trend of placing great sake in formerly ...

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    Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo "Cabin in the Snow"

    great for wine lovers.
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    This Junmai Ginjo has a brilliant nose filled with peach, strawberry, and minerals. Talk about a fruity beast! A superbly innocent sake that has ba...

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    Hakutsuru White Crane Junmai Ginjo "Superior"

    コスパ (kosupa).
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    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. A perfect begi...

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    Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo "Black Dragon"

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

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    Shirataki Jozen Junmai Ginjo "White"

    clean & pristine.
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    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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    Dewazakura Izumi Judan Ginjo "Tenth Degree"

    great for gin drinkers.
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    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 mineral wat...

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    Shiokawa Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Cowboy"

    first discovered by true sake!
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    YeeHaw! The nose on this storied sake is a collection of musky fruits, straw, steamed rice, and caramel elements. Howdy, Partner! Welcome to a supe...

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    Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Ginjo "Demon Slayer"

    balanced, semi-dry, smooth.
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    The nose on this sake is a gentle collection of blueberry, melon, sweet rice, and apple tones. This "Demon Slayer" drinks far more controlled and d...

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    Shirataki Jozen Jukusei Junmai Ginjo "Pink"

    aged for one year.
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    This "upgraded" version on one of the most drinkable sakes in Japan results in a more full-bodied version of its former self. With a nose of plums,...

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    Tsukiakari Junmai Ginjo "Moon Light"

    smooth, rich, cocoa.
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    This unique Junmai Ginjo uses a local Shiga Prefecture brewing rice called Ginfubuki, and that may account for the nice rich cocoa flavor that cour...

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    Amabuki Himawari Junmai Ginjo Cup "Sunflower"

    round, crisp, creamy.
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    The nose on this very famous cup sake that is made using a sunflower yeast is a clean collection of sesame, sunflower seeds, rice cakes, and a touc...

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    Kubota Senju Ginjo “1000 Long Lives”

    dry, crisp, light.
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    The nose on this Ginjo from Niigata Prefecture is a party of dried fruit, minerals, nutmeg, ripe plum, and banana cream pie. Oooooh, the Kubota leg...

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    Tenbu Junmai Ginjo

    light, quick, refreshing.
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    The nose on this sake made in a prefecture that is known for shochu is a very cool collection of melon, stone fruit, pineapple, tangerine, black li...

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    Dewazakura Junmai Ginjo Omachi "Jewel Brocade"

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

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    Mizunoshirabe Ginjo "Sound of Water"

    melon, gentle, clean.
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    "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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    Tamanohikari Junmai Ginjo Reishu Sake Slush "Brilliant Jade"

    a juice box for adults.
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    Yes, the packaging looks like juice boxes for adults! But amazingly, this is a very good Junmai Ginjo. This freezer-proof package is said by Tamano...

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    Fukuju Junmai Ginjo "Happy Brewery"

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

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