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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.

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

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $32.00

    *Limit 2 bottles per customer. WARNING – Be Careful Opening This Sake! The nose on this magical brew is a unique collection of ricey, earthy, woody...

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

    Muroka Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $42.00

    The nose on this newly released nama is filled with cherry, pear, and candy aromas. We love this brewery so much, and it’s great to finally get th...

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  • DEN Blanc Nama

    DEN Blanc Nama

    Junmai Nama
    $30.00

    The nose on this very unique sake made with white koji and the typical yellow koji (mold) has an amazing nose filled with citrus, floral, green app...

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

    Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $58.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized Honjozo that is made using Gohyakumangoku milled to 60% is an amazing collection of melon, creamy fruit, grape, berr...

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  • Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"
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    Tamagawa Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu "Ice Breaker"

    $32.00

    The nose on this very talked about sake is a cool collection of cocoa, wet wood, cream, and nut aromas. Another liquid adventure from Philip Harper...

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  • Otokoyama Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama Genshu "Man's Mountain"

    Otokoyama Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama Genshu "Man's Mountain"

    Tokubetsu Junmai
    $34.00

    The nose on this fan favorite unpasteurized Spring Draft sake that is a “Genshu”, which means undiluted, has a unique nose filled with lychee, hone...

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  • Nechi Otokoyama Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama “Yukimizake”

    Nechi Otokoyama Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama “Yukimizake”

    Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama
    $42.00

    The nose on this amazing seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a gentle collection of citrus, mineral water, cantaloupe, mint, and grapefruit a...

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  • Shichida Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama

    Shichida Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama

    Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama
    $46.00

    The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized nama is a bright collection of watermelon, plums, cereal, oatmeal, Champagne, hay, grape, melon,...

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  • Houraisen Wa Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama  “Harmony”

    Houraisen Wa Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama “Harmony”

    Aged Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $43.00

    The nose on this 12-month aged unpasteurized sake is a gentle collection of peach, apple, plum, red apple, and blueberry aromas. Why age a Nama sak...

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  • Takacho Bodaimoto Muroka Junmai Genshu "Regal Hawk"
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    Takacho Bodaimoto Muroka Junmai Genshu "Regal Hawk"

    Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu
    $37.00

    The nose on this extremely historically made sake is a wild collection of cooked cherries, citrus yogurt, earthy, steamed rice, and honey-baked ham...

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  • Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Moon on the Water"

    Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Moon on the Water"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $46.00

    The nose on this fan-favorite unpasteurized seasonally released sake is a powerful collection of papaya, mango, apple juice, pear, pineapple, and o...

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  • Ama no To Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Heaven's Door"

    Ama no To Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Heaven's Door"

    Tokubetsu Junmai Nama
    $39.00

    The nose on this limited and specially released seasonal unpasteurized “Nama” is a mild collection of green apple, grape, green grass, and steamed ...

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  • Sawtelle Sake Junmai Ginjo Nama "Clear Skies"

    Sawtelle Sake Junmai Ginjo Nama "Clear Skies"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $6.00

    The nose on this perfectly packaged unpasteurized sake is a great collection of powdered sugar, lemon, mineral, apple, and pear aromas. Say hello t...

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  • Rihaku Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Origin of Purity"

    Rihaku Omachi Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu "Origin of Purity"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $46.00

    The nose on this freshly released seasonal unpasteurized sake is a cool collection of mineral, burnt sugar, earthy, nutty, fireplace, and buttersco...

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  • Takahiro Nagayama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Noble Arrow"

    Takahiro Nagayama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama "Noble Arrow"

    Tokubetsu Junmai Nama
    $31.00

    The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a splendid collection of sugar, white grape, green apple, fresh cut grass, peppermint, a...

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  • Heiwa Shuzo KID Haru no Kunpu Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Breeze"

    Heiwa Shuzo KID Haru no Kunpu Junmai Ginjo Nama "Spring Breeze"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $39.00

    The nose on this “Spring Breeze” seasonally released unpasteurized sake is a special collection of rose water, strawberry, sugar, candied pear, plu...

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  • Kikusui Funaguchi Smart Pouch "Gold"

    Kikusui Funaguchi Smart Pouch "Gold"

    Honjozo Nama Genshu
    $40.00

    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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  • Chokaisan Muroka Nama Genshu "Chokai Mountain"
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    Chokaisan Muroka Nama Genshu "Chokai Mountain"

    Junmai Daiginjo
    $58.00

    The nose on this first time in US unpasteurized brew is a bright collection of grape, blueberry, mango, pear, peach, and bubblegum aromas. Who said...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $132.00

    The nose on this unpasteurized and undiluted brew is an amazing array of citrus, seeds, straw, chestnuts, yogurt, and creamy aromas. So you think y...

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  • DEN Yamadanishiki Junmai Ginjo Nama "Red Label"
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    DEN Yamadanishiki Junmai Ginjo Nama "Red Label"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama
    $34.00

    The nose on this American sake success story is a elegant collection of apple, cherry, melon, rain water, and peach aromas. Say Hello to Batch #1 o...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Noguchi Naohiko Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu
    $195.00

    The nose on this high-end unpasteurized sake is an amazing collection of steamed rice, Tokyo Banana Cream, grape, Crème Brûlée, and orange aromas. ...

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  • Gasanryu Rokka "Crystal Flower"

    Gasanryu Rokka "Crystal Flower"

    Junmai Ginjo Namazume
    $39.00

    The nose on this very limited released un-charcoal filtered (Muroka) single pasteurized (Namazume) sake has a gentle collection of blueberry, green...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Limited Edition 01

    Noguchi Naohiko Limited Edition 01

    Limited Edition Nama
    $850.00

    When one of the most decorated sake makers in the history of sake comes out of retirement, you know the effort of this 87 year-old would be awesome...

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  • Hanahato Hatsushibori "Colombe"

    Hanahato Hatsushibori "Colombe"

    Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $47.00

    The nose of this Seasonally released unpasteurized “Nama” sake has an AMAZING nose filled with peach, white grape, powdered sugar, apple, rose wate...

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