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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.

  • 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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  • Kankobai Prototype J Junmai Ginjo Genshu

    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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  • 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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  • Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Tsuchida Kimoto Junmai Ginjo "White"

    Kimoto 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Izumibashi Akitonbo Junmai Ginjo "Autumn Dragonfly"

    Izumibashi Akitonbo Junmai Ginjo "Autumn Dragonfly"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $43.00

    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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  • Daimon Shizuka Junmai Ginjo
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    Daimon Shizuka Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo
    $29.00

    The nose on this super, food friendly brew, is a mild collection of cocoa, steamed rice, cotton, caramel, toast and butterscotch aromas. Welcome ho...

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  • Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Ginjo "Half-Moon"
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    Harada Gengetsu Muroka Junmai Ginjo "Half-Moon"

    Junmai Ginjo
    $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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  • Aizu Chujo Yumenokaori Junmai Ginjo

    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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  • 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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  • Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Genshu Shizuku "Pure Drip"
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    Sequoia Junmai Ginjo Genshu Shizuku "Pure Drip"

    Junmai Ginjo Genshu Shizuku
    $41.00

    The nose on this sake, that is made in the most labor-intensive style of sake making, is a fantastic collection of tropical mango, papaya, pineappl...

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