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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.

  • Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo

    Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $61.00

    What a bottle! And yes it is the sister sake to the amazingly beautiful bottles for the Junmai and the Daiginjo. Do good looks translate to good ta...

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  • Kaiun Junmai Ginjo

    Kaiun Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $20.00

    The nose on this famous “celebration” sake with tremendous packaging is a mild assortment of melon, pear, apple, and honey elements. Talk about one...

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  • Meibo Yowano Tsuki Junmai Ginjo "Midnight Moon"

    Meibo Yowano Tsuki Junmai Ginjo "Midnight Moon"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $27.00

    This is a very consistent flavorful, light and smooth type of Ginjo. The nose is full of vanilla and melon, and the first sip shines of a well-buil...

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  • Koshi No Kanbai Tokusen Ginjo "Vanishing Point"

    Koshi No Kanbai Tokusen Ginjo "Vanishing Point"

    Ginjo
    $32.00

    This quintessential Ginjo from the "Best Known Brewery In Japan" has a dynamic nose filled with pear, rose petal, cucumber and steamed rice tones. ...

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  • Fukucho Junmai Ginjo "Moon on the Water"

    Fukucho Junmai Ginjo "Moon on the Water"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $49.00

    The nose on this elegant sake made by a female master sake brewer is a collection of pear, honeydew, yellow apple and sweet rice aromas. Talk about...

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  • Kiminoi Yamahai Junmai Ginjo "Emperor's Well"

    Kiminoi Yamahai Junmai Ginjo "Emperor's Well"

    Yamahai Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    Say hello to a newer version of this outstanding sake with new packaging, all new flavors, and feelings. The nose on this Yamahai is mild collectio...

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  • Tsukasabotan Junmai Ginjo Fu-in "Brewer's Crest"

    Tsukasabotan Junmai Ginjo Fu-in "Brewer's Crest"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    Fuin 2.0 is a new version of a really great brew and guess what? It's better! This is a very drinkable sake with a nose like a fruit basket but wit...

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  • Ohyama Junmai Ginjo "Fu-In"

    Ohyama Junmai Ginjo "Fu-In"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    The nose on this special sake is an awesome collection of melon, pear, and apple tones. The point of "Fu-In" sakes is for Junmai Ginjos to drink li...

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  • Urakasumi Junmai Ginjo "Zen"

    Urakasumi Junmai Ginjo "Zen"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $59.00

    Zen is one of the great benchmark sake that has not changed in flavor and feeling over the past two decades. It is an historically important sake t...

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  • Tsukinokatsura Yanagi Junmai Ginjo "Willow Tree"

    Tsukinokatsura Yanagi Junmai Ginjo "Willow Tree"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $51.00

    The nose is a basket filled with strawberries, bananas, citrus fruits and minerals. Yanagi is a deeply elegant sake made with outstanding water and...

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  • Okunomatsu Ginjo

    Okunomatsu Ginjo

    Ginjo
    from $13.00

    The nose on this IWC Grand Champion Sake is a very cool collection of floral, citrus, cherry, honeydew, and raisin aromas. You don’t just win a Gol...

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  • Koshi no Kanbai Sai Junmai Ginjo "Blue River"

    Koshi no Kanbai Sai Junmai Ginjo "Blue River"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    This sake from the legendary Niigata brewery has a gentle nose filled with nougat, vanilla, steamed rice, and creamy aromas. Say hello to a rich an...

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  • Takizawa Junmai Ginjo "Black"

    Takizawa Junmai Ginjo "Black"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $27.00

    The nose on this sake is a very cool collection of blueberry, plum, pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, creamy, and nutty aromas. Juicy, slippery, soft, ...

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  • HeavenSake Junmai Ginjo

    HeavenSake Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $48.00

    The nose on this private labeled sake made by the Urakasumi brewery has a gentle collection of sweet rice, lemon peel, cocoa and crème brûlée aroma...

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  • Nagurayama Yokikana Junmai Ginjo "Master's Touch"

    Nagurayama Yokikana Junmai Ginjo "Master's Touch"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $40.00

    The nose on this very Fukushima Style-like sake is a gentle collection of grape, green apple, and Asian Apple Pear aromas. Welcome to yet another F...

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  • Akabu Junmai Ginjo

    Akabu Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $45.00

    The nose on this sake, that is made with the local Iwate popular Gin Ginga rice varietal, is a gentle collection of plum, honeydew melon, sweet ric...

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  • Iwate Meijo Oshu no Ryu Junmai Ginjo "Green Dragon"

    Iwate Meijo Oshu no Ryu Junmai Ginjo "Green Dragon"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $32.00

    The nose on this Junmai Ginjo that is milled to 50% is a cool collection of cucumber, honeydew, strawberry, pear, and butter cookie aromas. Say hel...

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  • Takizawa Tokubetsu Junmai "Purple"

    Takizawa Tokubetsu Junmai "Purple"

    Tokubetsu Junmai
    $23.00

    The nose on this sake is a very cool collection of blueberry, plum, pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, creamy, and nutty aromas. Juicy, slippery, soft, ...

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  • Chogetsu Junmai Ginjo "Clear Moon"
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    Chogetsu Junmai Ginjo "Clear Moon"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $17.00

    The nose on this very class Junmai Ginjo is a gentle collection of honey, apple blossom, citrus, and rice aromas. This is a great diversion from th...

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  • Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"
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    Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Kimoto Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    The nose on this extremely unique and very drinkable pole-rammed traditionally made sake has a stunning nose filled with cherry, Oak, lemon peel, o...

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  • Kankobai Prototype J Junmai Ginjo Genshu
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    Kankobai Prototype J Junmai Ginjo Genshu

    Junmai Ginjo Genshu
    $44.00

    The nose on this fun "Prototype" sake is a vivid collection of apple, lime, kiwi, sherbet, pineapple, and pear aromas. Pop! Yes, the cap almost pop...

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  • Oze no Yukidoke IWC Omachi Junmai Ginjo Namazume
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    Oze no Yukidoke IWC Omachi Junmai Ginjo Namazume

    Junmai Ginjo
    $45.00

    The nose on this sake that won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is a stunning collection of apple, pear, cantaloupe, bamboo, ...

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  • Tenmei Junmai Ginjo
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    Tenmei Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    The nose on this 1 year aged Junmai Ginjo is a brilliant collection of maple syrup, cinnamon, cereal, melon, pear, and chestnut aromas. This one of...

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  • Ryujin Kakushi Ginjo Namazume "Dragon God"

    Ryujin Kakushi Ginjo Namazume "Dragon God"

    Ginjo
    $33.00

    The nose on this single-pasteurized cask strength sake is a very cool collection of plum, cherry, lemon muffin, papaya, bubblegum, banana bread, an...

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