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We refer to this collection of sake as “Unique,” because they explore many different expressions of sake. Unique can be in the way a sake is made, what is added to it, or how it is stored and aged. Koshu is sake that has been aged for a longer than normal duration of time (usually over 5 years) purposely to bring out more feeling and flavors in a sake. They tend to be darker in color and usually are more rich and full-bodied than normal sake. Kijoshu is sake that is made using more sake rather than water in production. It tends to be considered a sweeter or dessert sake. Taru is sake that has been briefly aged in cedar to give it a more woody or cedar flavor.  Ume-shu is sake or shochu that has plums, “Ume”, added to the fluid to bring out more fruit-forward flavors of plum ranging from sweet to tart. Yuzu-shu is sake that is infused with “Yuzu” (a lemon-like citrus specific to Japan) to produce a bright and refreshing libation. Kinpaku is sake that has added gold foil flakes floating in the fluid for celebrations and special moments. There are also several offerings of a style of sake that appeals to those who enjoy lower alcohol and fruitier sakes. Likewise we offer a very unique sake blend that is an actual blend of Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Daiginjo sake. 
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    Yamamoto Yuzu Omoi Tokubetsu Junmai Yuzushu "Citrus Dream"

    bright and fun.
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    Okay folks! Every once in a while, it’s fun to try a different type of sake and this is it. Basically this is a Tokubetsu Junmai sake with all-natu...

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    Tsukasabotan Shibori Junmai Yuzushu "Mountain Yuzu"

    semi-dry, gentle, elegant.
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    The nose on this gentle Yuzushu is a splendid collection of lemon peel, honey, fresh lemonade, elderflower, and sugar aromas. Talk about a gentle a...

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    Ippongi Hannyatou Spicy Umeshu "Hot Devil"

    sweet, sour, spicy.
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    Is it scary? You bet! Is it unusual? For sure. What the heck is it? Behold an Umeshu, or plum sake. This is a sake that is made like regular Junmai...

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    Choryo Yoshinosugi Futsushu Taru "Cedar Country"

    for whisky lovers.
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    Some breweries throw cedar chunks into their sake brewing tanks for the flavor. But Choryo Shuzo makes specific cedar barrels to age their Taru sak...

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    Choryo Yoshinosugi Omachi Taru Yamahai Junmai "Cedar Country"

    gentle, subtle, smooth.
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    The nose on this very elegant cedar sake is filled with cedar, vanilla, mineral, and roasted rice aromas. Wow! Talk about a cedar sake that doesn’t...

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    Ooki Daikichi Cooking Sake "Konnichiwa"

    true sake selection #2!
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    A True Sake Selection! Calling all chefs and foodies! Finally, there is a premium Cooking Sake available in the US, and this one is as good as it g...

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    Hanahato Kijoshu "Gorgeous Bird"

    aged 8 years, chocolate, rich.
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    This Kijoshu has been aged for eight years and has a similar nose to a Sherry or Port with an aroma of honey and nuts. This very rich Kijoshu is a ...

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    Ichinokura Junmai Taru "Ace Brewery"

    cedar, apple, tropical citrus.
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    This Junmai Taru cedar-kept sake from "Ace Brewery" is a terrific example of how sake used to taste way back in the day. The nose is a blend of Jap...

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    Kamoizumi Kome Kome "Happy Bride"

    tangerine, unique, light.
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    The nose on this unique and specialty low alcohol brew is a cool collection of grape, ginger, marigold, yogurt, tart berries, spices, and steamed r...

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    Heiwa Shuzo Umeshu Tsuru Ume "Kanjuku"

    soft, smooth, beautiful.
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    The nose on this plum sake made in Wakayama (which is the heart of plum country) is a fabulous collection of plum, honey, citrus, brown sugar, and...

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    Ichinokura Himezen "Princess Food"

    low abv, lemonade, refreshing.
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    The nose on this "new-style" sake is deep and complex with a mixture of citrus elements and a hint of umami. "Princess Food" is a wonder to behold,...

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    Sawanotsuru Umeshu Koshu

    viscous, complex, plum.
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    The nose on this uniquely made plum sake is a grand collection of plum, honey, raisin, brown sugar, brandy, and plum candy aromas. Are you ready fo...

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    Nanbu Bijin Muto Junmai Umeshu

    jammy apricot, gentle, sophisticated.
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    The nose on this very clean and elegant sake with added plum extract is a gentle collection of honey, sweet bread, plum, pomegranate, raisin, apple...

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    Akashi-Tai Ginjo Umeshu

    chewy, tart, honey.
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    The nose on this Ginjo sake that was infused with plums to extract the sweet and sour flavoring is a robust collection of honey, plum, and juicy ar...

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    Kanbara Yamahai Junmai Genshu Koshu "Ancient Treasure"

    aged, unique, adventure.
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    The nose on this very important Yamahai Koshu is an amazing collection of toffee, candied nuts, honey, lemon, and HEATH Bar™ aromas. This is a sake...

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    Nihon Sakari SAKARI Yuzushu "no. 21"

    smooth and balanced.
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    The nose on this Yuzushu made with sake is a verbose collection of lemon, lemon grass, lemon honey, sugar, and lemon ice aromas. This is a very wel...

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    Kiku-Masamune Hyaku Moku "Alt 3"

    stylish, smart, balanced.
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    The nose on this “Blend” of sake is a cool collection of melon, blackberries, ripe pear, nougat, and steamed rice aromas. If you take some Junmai D...

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    Emishiki Kijoshu "Monsoon"

    sweet, fat, fun.
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    The nose on this specially made aperitif/dessert sake is an amazing array of fruit sorbet, pineapple, honeydew, bubblegum, banana cream, and aloe v...

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    Heiwa Shuzo KID Red Rice "Aka"

    ancient red rice, bright, lively.
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    The nose on this unique sake that uses an unpolished ancient red rice strain (Akamai) and blended with Gohyakumangoku milled to 55% is an awesome c...

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    Izumibashi Junmai Daiginjo Umeshu "Yamada Jyuro"

    connoisseur, complex, premium.
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    The nose on this plum sake that is made with “premium” sake is a vast collection of plum, brown sugar, honey, and applesauce aromas. It’s been said...

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    Kinmon Akita X3 Amairo Junmai Genshu

    aged, umami, world class.
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    The nose on this triple koji sake is a stunning collection of sherry, rum raisin, toasted pecans, orange peel, maple syrup, sarsaparilla, candied n...

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    Kamikokoro Momo Honjozo "Peach"

    juicy, smooth, peach.
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    The nose on this peach infused sake made with the best peaches from the best peach producing area in Japan has a classic collection of peach, canne...

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    Sekai Itto Umeshu "Minabe no Ume"

    velvet, balanced, gorgeous.
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    The nose on this plum-infused sake is a vivid collection of plum candy, honey, candied apples, rock sugar, and lemon soda aromas. Say hello to a vi...

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    Ichinokura Junmai Koshu "Shozen"

    cooked orange, honey, almond.
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    The nose on this aged sake is a gentle collection of honey, melted butter, sea salt, butter popcorn, toffee, simple syrup, and walnut aromas. Say h...

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