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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 Junmai Nigori "Little Lily"

    Hakutsuru Sayuri Junmai Nigori "Little Lily"

    best selling nigori.
    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 Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori "Dreamy Clouds"

    Rihaku Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori "Dreamy Clouds"

    the connoisseur's nigori.
    from $17.00

    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

    w.y.s.i.w.y.g.
    $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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  • 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 $16.00

    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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  • Kizakura "Yellow Cherry Blossom"
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    Kizakura "Yellow Cherry Blossom"

    Nigori
    $9.00

    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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  • Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Nama "Summer Snow"

    Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Nama "Summer Snow"

    Nigori Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
    $31.00

    *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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  • Katafune Koshino Sesshu Junmai Nigori
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    Katafune Koshino Sesshu Junmai Nigori

    Junmai Nigori
    $44.00

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

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  • Heiwa Shuzo Nigori

    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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  • Niwa no Uguisu Doburoku

    Niwa no Uguisu Doburoku

    Doburoku
    $33.00

    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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  • 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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  • Senkin Nigori Genshu Junmai Daiginjo "Snowman"

    Senkin Nigori Genshu Junmai Daiginjo "Snowman"

    Nigori Genshu Junmai Daiginjo
    from $16.00

    The nose on this cloudy sake is a mild collection of peach, rock sugar, cookie frosting, cherry, yogurt, and creamy aromas. A mischievous Nigori th...

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  • Homare Chocolat Nigori

    Homare Chocolat Nigori

    Nigori
    $10.00

    The nose on this sister sake to the extremely popular Homare Strawberry Nigori is a collection of sweet, cocoa, hot chocolate, and chocolate powder...

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  • Momokawa Yuki Tora Nigori Cup “Snow Tiger”

    Nigori
    $7.00

    The nose on this cloudy sake is a gentle collection of cream, warm milk, toasted rice, and mozzarella aromas. Chewy, slippery, soft, and smooth thi...

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