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Nama & Seasonal

This category of sake is a really exciting and super fresh collection of brews that are only available for a limited time of the year. A typical “BY” or “brewing year” starts in the fall when the special sake brewing rice is harvested and breweries officially commence making sake for that season using that freshly harvested rice.  Typically, sake breweries; Kura, will release fresh unpasteurized “Nama” sake in the early spring. These are usually big, brash, and lively brews that represent fresh Vat-Tasting sake that make you feel like you’re drinking right out of the tank.  Then more unpasteurized and single pasteurized sake are released in the summer that are light, bright, and refreshing for long hot summers. Lastly, sake brewers take great pride in releasing single pasteurized sakes called “Hiyaoroshi” in the Fall to pair well with full-bodied Autumn foods. 


Please remember that some sake in this category are seasonal and will be out of stock until they come back in season, and please enjoy the previous years of reviews for these amazing Seasonal offerings.

  • Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Nama Genshu "Gold"

    Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Nama Genshu "Gold"

    iconic flagship nama.
    $6.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Gold is a mix of banana bread and honey. This guy is fat, ch...

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  • Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red Snapper"

    Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red Snapper"

    first discovered by true sake!
    $39.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Nama "Gold Blossom"

    Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Nama "Gold Blossom"

    everyone loves the kinka.
    $43.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red"

    Kikusui Funaguchi Ginjo Nama Genshu "Red"

    an aged nama classic.
    $6.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Red is ricy, tangy and yeasty. This “can” has been aged for ...

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  • DEN Junmai Nama
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    DEN Junmai Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $30.00

    DEN Batch #16 *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid sh...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Black"

    Kikusui Funaguchi "Black"

    Futsushu Nama Genshu
    $11.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on Black aka "Kunko" is a clean rice and mineral mix. This is t...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi "Green"
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    Kikusui Funaguchi "Green"

    Honjozo Nama Genshu
    $7.00

    All four of these sakes are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on the Green is far more nama-like with floral and lemon grass ...

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  • Born Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Born Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Muroka Junmai Daiginjo Nama Genshu
    $46.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Red Label"

    Tamagawa Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Red Label"

    Yamahai Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $35.00

    The nose on this powerhouse brew (21% alc) is a massive collection of woody, earthy, honey tea, citrus peel, and horse saddle aromas. Another Phili...

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  • Dewazakura Dewasansan Nama "Primal Strength"

    Dewazakura Dewasansan Nama "Primal Strength"

    Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $40.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Kameizumi CEL-24 Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Eternal Spring"

    Kameizumi CEL-24 Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Eternal Spring"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $42.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Amabuki Ichigo Junmai Ginjo Nama "Strawberry"

    Amabuki Ichigo Junmai Ginjo Nama "Strawberry"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $38.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Sequoia Nama "Nigori"

    Sequoia Nama "Nigori"

    Junmai Ginjo Nigori Nama
    $22.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Kamoizumi Aged Namazume "Red Maple"

    Kamoizumi Aged Namazume "Red Maple"

    Aged Nama
    $37.00

    This is straight up a “different sort of sake.” A two year-aged “fresh” sake doesn’t make sense, but the result is really a uniquely flavored brew ...

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  • Minato Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu "Harbor"

    Minato Tsuchizaki Yamahai Nama Genshu "Harbor"

    Yamahai Futsushu Nama Genshu
    $39.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Kaze no Mori Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Wind of the Woods"

    Kaze no Mori Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu "Wind of the Woods"

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $32.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • Sequoia Nama "Ginjo"

    Sequoia Nama "Ginjo"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $22.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Amabuki Himawari Junmai Ginjo Nama "Sunflower"

    Amabuki Himawari Junmai Ginjo Nama "Sunflower"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $38.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpasteu...

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  • DEN Blanc Nama

    DEN Blanc Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $30.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Sequoia Nama "Genshu"

    Sequoia Nama "Genshu"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $24.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
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    Noguchi Naohiko Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $60.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpaste...

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  • Hakuro Suishu Muroka Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu “Moon Mountain’s Dew”

    Hakuro Suishu Muroka Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu “Moon Mountain’s Dew”

    Muroka Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $47.00

    *NOTE: This sake is unpasteurized. We can ship unpasteurized sake, however it is at the customer's discretion. It's best to avoid shipping unpast...

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  • Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai Namazume "Misty Bay"
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    Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai Namazume "Misty Bay"

    Hiyaoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai Namazume
    Original price $40.00
    Current price $32.00

    The nose on this fall favorite “namazume” single pasteurized sake is a cool collection of caramel, powdered sugar, sweet potato, butter, and maple ...

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  • Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"

    Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"

    Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $32.00

    The nose on this summer released Genshu is a cool collection of melon, sugar, mango, green apple, white cake, brown rice, and mineral aromas. Ice B...

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