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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.

  • Emishiki Junmai Ginjo "World Peace"

    Emishiki Junmai Ginjo "World Peace"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $39.00

    The nose on this sake made using a “Hana” or flower yeast is an incredible collection of apple, mineral, blueberry, rice pudding, banana, and plum ...

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  • Isojiman Junmai Ginjo "Pride of the Seashore"

    Isojiman Junmai Ginjo "Pride of the Seashore"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    New 2022 review from Beau Timken coming soon! ~!~ The nose on this very famous Junmai Ginjo is a collection of raisin, rich fruit, cocoa, and cream...

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  • Harada Gengetsu "Half-Moon"

    Harada Gengetsu "Half-Moon"

    Junmai Ginjo Muroka
    $48.00

    The nose on this powerhouse brew is a splendid collection of strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pineapple, and mineral aromas. Say hello to a “new wor...

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  • Izumibashi Akitonbo Junmai Ginjo "Autumn Dragonfly"

    Izumibashi Akitonbo Junmai Ginjo "Autumn Dragonfly"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $48.00

    The nose on this Sake Drinker’s Sake is a cool collection of blueberry, lime, grape, candy, cream, sherbet, herbal, and fresh cut grass aromas. Cle...

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  • Aizu Chujo Yumenokaori Junmai Ginjo
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    Aizu Chujo Yumenokaori Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $42.00

    The nose on this sake made with Yumenokaori brewing rice milled to 55% is a fresh collection of blueberry, melon, pear, plum, and bubblegum aromas....

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

    Katsuyama Junmai Ginjo "Ken"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $61.00

    The nose on this IWC Champion sake is a unique collection of melon, berry, straw, bread, lemon, stone fruit, and rice aromas. Smooth, round, crisp,...

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  • Seitoku Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Trapeza"

    Seitoku Junmai Ginjo Genshu "Trapeza"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $37.00

    The nose on this undiluted “genshu” sake is a great collection of cocoa, pear, seawater, cedar, honey, grape, blueberry, banana bread, anise, and h...

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  • Shoutoku Miyako Kururi Junmai Ginjo

    Shoutoku Miyako Kururi Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $14.00

    The nose on this cute “small can with cup” sake is a gentle collection of rice, pear, apple, and spring water aromas. Smooth, light, and dry, this ...

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  • Katsuyama Junmai Ginjo "Lei"

    Katsuyama Junmai Ginjo "Lei"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $88.00

    The nose on this professional sake is a vast collection of grape, banana bread, rock candy, caramel, tangerine, lemon soda, ripe pear, and sweet ri...

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  • Fukukomachi Junmai Ginjo “Fair-Lady Komachi”
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    Fukukomachi Junmai Ginjo “Fair-Lady Komachi”

    Junmai Ginjo
    $48.00

    The nose on this Akita-style Junmai Ginjo is a cool collection of toasted rice, caramel, ocean water, cinnamon, tofu, buns, cake, and tangerine aro...

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