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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.

  • Nagurayama Yokikana Junmai Ginjo "Master's Touch"
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    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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  • Tonoike Sanran Ginjo

    Tonoike Sanran Ginjo

    Ginjo
    $37.00

    The nose on this IWC Gold Medal winning Ginjo is a fun collection of citrus, tropical, and cream soda aromas. This world class Ginjo is round, brig...

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  • Kankobai Prototype J Junmai Ginjo

    Kankobai Prototype J Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo Genshu
    $36.00

    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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  • Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    The nose on this traditionally pole-rammed sake is a great collection of cocoa, cream, nougat, lemon peel, and breakfast cereal aromas. Say hello t...

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  • Tenmei Junmai Ginjo

    Tenmei Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    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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  • Uzume Tennyo no Mai Junmai Ginjo "Dance of Maiden"

    Uzume Tennyo no Mai Junmai Ginjo "Dance of Maiden"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $37.00

    The nose on this very interesting sake is a unique collection of cocoa, rice cereal, honey, banana, and cream aromas. Some sakes just feel good in ...

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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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