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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.

  • Kamoizumi Shusen Junmai Ginjo "Three Dots"

    Kamoizumi Shusen Junmai Ginjo "Three Dots"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $38.00

    This Junmai is on the opposite spectrum to a fruity floral sake. It has a full nose of shiitake mushrooms, woodsy earth-tones and damp leaves. This...

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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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  • Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo

    Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $58.00

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kiminoi Yamahai Junmai Ginjo "Emperor's Well"

    Kiminoi Yamahai Junmai Ginjo "Emperor's Well"

    Yamahai Junmai Ginjo
    $44.00

    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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  • Kariho Rokushu Junmai Ginjo "Six Boats"
    Sold out

    Kariho Rokushu Junmai Ginjo "Six Boats"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $46.00

    A unique collection of aromas from rice and grains to berries and a touch of mint. This is a great example of a semi-fruity sake that drinks dry an...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tenryo Hidahomare Junmai Ginjo "The Pride of Hida"

    Tenryo Hidahomare Junmai Ginjo "The Pride of Hida"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $45.00

    This very soft and smooth brew has a gentle nose filled with pineapple, grape, papaya, and a hint of cocoa elements. The brewers use a “flower yeas...

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  • Eiko Fuji Jumai Ginjo Namachozo "Glorious Mount Fuji"

    Eiko Fuji Jumai Ginjo Namachozo "Glorious Mount Fuji"

    Jumai Ginjo Namachozo
    $54.00

    The aroma profile on this single pasteurized sake has a suave collection of grape skin, papaya, melon, and peach elements. This is a very elegant, ...

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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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  • Umenishiki Sakehitosuji "Gorgeous Plum"

    Umenishiki Sakehitosuji "Gorgeous Plum"

    Junmai Ginjo Genshu
    $40.00

    This Ginjo is a genshu with a subtle fruity nose mixed with koji rice and vanilla. The flavor in this genshu is all forward with a nice round middl...

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  • Narutotai Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Red Snapper"
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    Narutotai Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Red Snapper"

    Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Genshu
    $54.00

    This genshu (undiluted sake with 17% alcohol) has a subtle aroma profile that hints of damp wood, whipping cream and a tingle of licorice. It is a ...

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  • HeavenSake Junmai Ginjo

    HeavenSake Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $41.00

    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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  • Chogetsu Junmai Ginjo "Clear Moon"

    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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  • Rokkasen Yamahoshi Junmai Ginjo

    Rokkasen Yamahoshi Junmai Ginjo

    $32.00

    The nose on this very user friendly Junmai Ginjo is a collection of berry, mint, lavender, and steamed rice aromas. Okay! Ready for a quick lesson ...

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  • Tamanohikari 94 Junmai Ginjo "Kushi"

    Tamanohikari 94 Junmai Ginjo "Kushi"

    Junmai Ginjo
    from $12.00

    The nose on this very food friendly sake is a great collection of cocoa, caramel, soy sauce, pudding, and almonds. Say hello to a very tasty Junmai...

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