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Nigori

This popular category of sake represents the famous “cloudy”,  “milky”, or “foggy” sake that has rice particles left in the brew and are not totally filtered out. Many Americans refer to “Nigori” sake as “Unfiltered” sake, but this is a misnomer as all sake is filtered to a degree. This is when we are speaking about filtering out all of those unfermented rice particles, but many brewers will coarsely filter their sake and then add back the unfermented rice particles. Nigori sake comes in all styles and thicknesses. From very creamy and thick to very light and almost misty, called “Usu-Nigori.” Coarsely filtered sake should always be served chilled and it’s always important to undulate or gently shake the bottle before serving. As for food pairings, Nigori sake goes well with spicy cuisines, fruit plates, cheese plates, and of course deserts.

  • Hakutsuru Sayuri "Little Lilly"
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    Hakutsuru Sayuri "Little Lilly"

    Nigori Junmai
    from $8.00

    This unfiltered sake has a very light nose filled with cream, cherry blossom, and white grape elements. “Sayuri” is a very special Nigori – it is n...

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  • Rihaku "Dreamy Clouds"

    Rihaku "Dreamy Clouds"

    Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori
    from $16.00

    A complex aroma profile touching on steamed rice, cream, slight toffee and a hint of plum skin. This nigori is the complete package for those looki...

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  • Homare Strawberry Nigori

    Homare Strawberry Nigori

    Nigori
    $10.00

    The nose on this incredibly popular infused Nigori is a very straightforward collection of strawberry, cream, honey, and rice aromas. A super fan f...

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  • Murai Family Genshu "Peach River"

    Murai Family Genshu "Peach River"

    Nigori Genshu
    from $14.00

    This unfiltered or "Nigori" sake has a plump nose filled with sweet cream, grape, honey and yogurt elements. At 19.9% alcohol one would expect a ma...

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  • Kizakura "Yellow Cherry Blossom"

    Kizakura "Yellow Cherry Blossom"

    Nigori
    $12.00

    This unfiltered or "Nigori" sake has gentle nose filled with cherry, citrus and cream components. Wow! Looks can be deceiving as this fluffy lookin...

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  • Dassai 45 Nigori "Otter Festival"

    Dassai 45 Nigori "Otter Festival"

    Nigori Junmai Daiginjo
    $30.00

    Wow! What a tasty nigori that is so flavorful and feels so good in the palate. The nose is made up of rose water, cream, apple, and melon aromas. F...

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  • Shirakawago Sasanigori "Bamboo Leaf"

    Shirakawago Sasanigori "Bamboo Leaf"

    Junmai Ginjo Nigori
    from $13.00

    Rice: Hida Homare milled to 55% This simple Ginjo nigori is a creamy coconut slide wrapped in a milky mouth with a great finish, fairly non-descrip...

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  • Musashino Daku

    Musashino Daku

    Junmai Nigori
    $25.00

    Ahhhh! Who said that there is no complexity in Nigori? The nose on this spritzy unfiltered sake is a collection of yogurt and cream tones on a flui...

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  • Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Nama "Summer Snow"

    Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Nama "Summer Snow"

    Nigori Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $30.00

    This unfiltered sake is a nigori fan's dream come true. It is bottled, undiluted and without pasteurization for a true "fresh-from-the vat" taste e...

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  • Katafune Koshino Sesshu Junmai Nigori
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    Katafune Koshino Sesshu Junmai Nigori

    Junmai Nigori
    $31.00

    The nose on this coarsely filtered unfiltered or “Nigori” sake is a loaded with minty, milky, yogurt and vanilla aromas. Say hello to a really cool...

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  • Gozenshu Bodaimoto Usu Nigori "Nigori of the Ancients"

    Gozenshu Bodaimoto Usu Nigori "Nigori of the Ancients"

    Usu Nigori Junmai
    $32.00

    The nose on this misty “Usu” unfiltered sake is yeasty collection of creamy, sour, and ricey aromas. Talk about a cocktail drinker’s Nigori sake! T...

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  • Heiwa Shuzo Nigori
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    Heiwa Shuzo Nigori

    Nigori
    $31.00

    The nose on this very classy cloudy sake has a wonderful collection of vanilla, cream, ice cream, and steamed rice aromas. This is a great addition...

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  • Takachiyo Origarami Junmai Cup

    Takachiyo Origarami Junmai Cup

    Junmai
    $11.00

    The nose on this very fun cup sake is a gentle collection of sweet rice, floral, and pear aromas. Origarami means “Light Nigori” or “Misty” sake, b...

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  • Niwa no Uguisu Doburoku
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    Niwa no Uguisu Doburoku

    Doburoku
    $25.00

    This sake is a throwback to when people used to make their own hooch or “moonshine sake” that was illegal, not approved by the government and wasn’...

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