Aperitief


YS8020 - Mukai Shuzo - Ine Mankai - 14% - 72 / 180 cl

Brewery Mukai Shuzo  
Type Junmai
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 73%
Prefecture Kyoto
Alcohol % 14%
Sake Meter Value -60
Acidity 5.8
Serving Drink Cold
   

Made partly from black rice, which is purple on the inside, resulting in a unique red colour. The sweetness and acidity of this sake combine into a fruity taste, which at times may taste like pomegranate followed by olives. The black rice used is a pre-historic variety, which was preserved at Tokyo Agricultural University. Sweet and smoky, a bit like sherry. Drink cold.

37,85 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8150 - Kidoizumi-AFS 2014 - 13% - 50cl

     

 

Brewery Kidoizumi Shuzo  
Type Junmai yamahai nama
Content 500 ml
Rice polishing % 65%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 13%
Sake Meter Value -28
Acidity 9.4
Serving Drink cold

 

AFS 2014, the limited young and unpasteurised version of the 30 year aged sake AFS, is made by the ‘hot yamahai’ method only used by the brewery Kidoizumi. The result is an intense mix of incredibly high levels of sweetness and acidity, which combine into a sour apple/citrus-like taste. Intense young sake. A truly unique and refreshing aperitif. Drink cold.

22,70 €

  • 0,7 kg
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YS8170 - Terada Honke - Daigo no Shizuku - 12% - 72cl

 

     

 

Brewery Terada Honke  
Type Junmai bodaimoto muroka nama genshu shizenshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 90 - 93 %
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 9 - 16 %
Sake Meter Value -20 - -60
Acidity 6 - 12
Serving Drink cold

 

A medieval sake made on the basis of a temple recipe from the early 15th century. Since it dates back to before the 17th century sake revolution, it had better be termed ‘fermented rice drink’ than sake. The starter is made overnight instead of in one month, all ingredients are added in one go instead of three stages, and the fermentation only lasts ten days instead of a full month. Terada Honke is the only brewery making this bodaimoto brew under completely medieval conditions. Organic rice, minimal polishing, most of the rice unsteamed, no addition of yeast or lacto acid, unpasteurised, unfiltered, undiluted. Moreover, like in the middle ages, this sake is made year-round, making for a constantly varying alcohol percentage, sake meter value, and acidity. This rough and radical brewing method results in a refreshing full-body drink with very strong sweetness and acidity, combining into a citruslike taste. Store cold and drink cold.

31,30 €

29,60 €

  • 1 kg
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Sparkling Cloudy Sake


YS8331 - Kidoizumi - Shizenmai Sparkling - 14% - 36cl

     

 

Brewery Kidoizumi Shuzo  
Type Junmai yamahai muroka nama genshu shizenshu
Content 360 ml
Rice polishing % 60%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 14%
Sake Meter Value +1,5
Acidity 2.0
Serving Drink cold

 

All the way natural sparkling sake. Made with organic rice and the gas originates in the only natural way, namely by straining the brew roughly so some of the brewing mass is still on the bottle. This is also why sparkling pure sake is always cloudy sake. Unpasteurised, unfiltered, and undiluted to retain all the life, taste and aroma. Dry and refreshing, the real Champagne Japonaise. Open with care, bit by bit, to avoid spillage. Store in refrigeration and drink cold. 

17,30 €

  • 0,6 kg
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YS8570 - Terada Honke - Musubi - 10% - 72cl

     

 

Brewery Terada Honke  
Type Junmai genmai muroka nama genshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 100%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 8 - 10 %
Sake Meter Value -10 - -20
Acidity 7 - 8
Serving Drink cold

 

Radical medieval brew made on the basis of completely unpolished rice. Since it dates back to before the 17th century sake revolution, it had better be termed ‘fermented rice drink’ than sake. The starter is made overnight instead of in one month, all ingredients are added in one go instead of three stages, and the fermentation only lasts ten days instead of a full month. True to its medieval character, it is made throughout the year, thus making for varying alcohol percentage, sake meter value, and acidity. Sour, sparkling and refreshing. Musubi is the ultimate rice drink, healthy and 100% natural. Organic rice, no yeast or lactic acid added, unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted. Especially nice with vegetable dishes. Open with care, bit by bit, to avoid spillage. Store in refrigeration and drink cold.

28,45 €

  • 1 kg
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Fruity


YS8320 - Ota Shuzo - Dokan - Dai-ginjo - 18% - 72cl

     

 

Brewery Ota Shuzo  
Type Junmai daiginjo muroka nama genshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 50%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value +2
Acidity 1.7
Serving Drink cold

 

A full-taste daiginjō for a minimal price. This very limited top-class sake is as pure as it gets: unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted. With direct samurai lineage, symbolised by the name ‘Dōkan’. Peach taste, very refreshing finish. Matches well with a large variety of dishes. Drink cold.

44,55 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8520 - Sudo Honke - Sato no Homare - Kurogin - 15% - 72cl

     

 

Brewery Sudo Honke  
Type Junmai (dai)ginjo muroka nama
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 48%
Prefecture Ibaraki
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value unknown
Acidity unknown
Serving Drink cold

 

Exquisite sake from the oldest brewery of Japan. Almost 900 years of history, but constantly in the lead. Brewery only produces pure ginjō and daiginjō sake. Their ruthless no-compromise stand has led to extremely delicate sake with most enchanting aromas. Kuro-Gin (Black Label) is medium-body, and the most outspokenly fruity and aromatic sake of this brewery. Although a ginjō sake by Sato no Homare standards, the polishing rate and elegance go easily beyond daiginjō. Unpasteurised, unfiltered, natural yeast. Store in refrigeration, drink cold. 

78,25 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8380 - Senkin - Senkin - Kimoto 50 - 17% - 72 / 180 cl

     

 

Brewery Senkin  
Type Junmai kimoto daiginjo muroka namagenshu kiokezake
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 50%
Prefecture Tochigi
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value -5
Acidity 3.0
Serving Drink cold

 

A revolutionary new type of daiginjō sake. Sweet-and-sour, full-body and rich taste. Pre-modern kimoto slow-brew, made in a wooden tank. A return to traditional sake-making and handwork, but with a very refreshing modern result. The beautiful handmade washi label features the two Chinese characters for Senkin, as flying cranes.

74,65 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8130 - Chikumanishiki Shuzo - Kizan - 15% - 72cl

       
Brewery Chikumanishiki Shuzo      

Type

Junmai ginjo nama genshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 55%
Prefecture Nagano
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value -14
Acidity 3.1
Serving Drink cold

 

A very elegant yet full-bodied, fruity ginjō sake. Unpasteurised. A combination of sweetness and acidity results in a refreshing apple-like aroma and taste. In contrast to most ginjō, which predominantly offer aroma, Kizan has a very high level of acidity for a ginjō sake and accordingly also provides full body and full taste.

27,85 €

  • 1 kg
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Sake Nouveau


YS8550 - Miyoshino Shuzo - Hanatomoe - 16% - 72cl

       
Brewery Miyoshino Shuzo      

Type

Junmai bodaimoto muroka nama genshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 70%
Prefecture Nara
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value -13
Acidity 3.5
Serving Drink cold

 

Made using the unique medieval bodaimoto brewing method of Nara breweries, this refreshing unpasteurised sake has retained the wild and flowery character of young sake. Unfiltered, undiluted, no yeast added.

27,80 €

  • 1 kg
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Allround


YS8310 - Ota Shuzo - Kokoro - 17% - 72 / 180 cl

       
Brewery Ota Shuzo      

Type

Junmai nama genshu
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 70%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value +7
Acidity 1.8
Serving Drink cold

 

Full-body, slightly dry sake. Rich combination of a deep rice-taste, lots of umami, and a pleasant light aroma. Limited-edition, small-volume brew with an extremely high cost-performance. This allround sake can be enjoyed at all temperatures and combines easily with a variety of food. Unpasteurised and undiluted. Drink cold, at room temperature, or warmed up.

22,80 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8402 - Nakano BC - KinoKuniya Bunzaemon - 15%

       
Brewery Nakano BC      

Type

Junmaishu
Content 180 ml
Rice polishing % 65%
Prefecture Wakayama
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value -4
Acidity 1.6
Serving Drink cold

 

An elegant, slightly fruity sake. Easy to combine with all dishes. Kinokuniya Bunzaemon is the major brand of the brewery and it is one of the few pure sake available in the extra-small 180ml bottle-size. 

5,85 €

  • 0,4 kg
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Full Body Full Taste


YS8070 - Mutemuka Shuzo - Mutemuka - 18% - 72 / 180 cl

       
Brewery Mutemuka Shuzo      

Type

Junmai nama genshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 70%
Prefecture Kochi
Alcohol % 18%
Sake Meter Value +5 
Acidity 1.6
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

Made from a local variety of organically grown rice, and aged initially for about half a year at room temperature, this medium-bodied dry namazake (unpasteurized sake ) has a unique ricy, earthy aftertaste. Mutemuka Shuzō's owner was a pioneer when about thirty years ago, against strong opposition from his neighbour farmers who believed in spraying away any form of life, he introduced organic farming to his sake rice. The result is a very earthy dry sake with a chocolate aroma and aftertaste like no other. Drink cold, at room temperature, or warmed up (to enhance the chocolate aroma).

58,50 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8190 - Kidoizumi - Hakugyokuko - 18% - 72 / 180 cl

       
Brewery Kidoizumi Shuzo      

Type

Junmai yamahai muroka nama genshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 60%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 18%
Sake Meter Value -1 
Acidity 2.5
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

This is a nama genshu (unpasteurized and undiluted sake) produced in Kidoizumi's unique hotyamahai fermentation method. Kidoizumi is the only brewery in Japan capable of producing sake this way. The result is a robust full-body sake, with a deep and layered complex taste. Combines easily with vegetable, fish and meat dishes. Drink cold, at room temperature, or warmed up. 

70,20 €

69,45 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8275 - Uehara Shuzo - Furosen - Wataribune - 17% - 180cl

       
Brewery Uehara Shuzo      

Type

Junmai yamahai ginjo muroka nama genshu
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 55%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 16%
Sake Meter Value +4 
Acidity 1.6
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

Refined ginjō-sake with the unique deep taste of Wataribune rice. This is a slow-brew yamahai, made without the addition of yeast. Unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted sake, it is very representative of the traditional brewery Uehara Shuzō. Made from Wataribune, a rice variety native to Shiga Prefecture, this sake has a delicate ricy aroma with light brown sugar tones, and smooth finish. Drink slightly chilled, at room temperature, or warmed. Just like all Uehara sake, the soft ricy aroma becomes most enchanting when warmed. 

72,70 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8205 - Nakano BC - Chochokyu - 17% - 180cl

       
Brewery Nakano BC      

Type

Junmai ginjo muroka nama genshu
Content 1.8 l  -  2007 / 2010
Rice polishing % 55% / 60%
Prefecture Wakayama
Alcohol % 18%
Sake Meter Value +4 / +2
Acidity 1.7 / 1.8
Serving Drink cold or warmed up slightly

 

This namazake (unpasteurized sake) has been aged in refrigeration for many years, and accordingly its name translates as ‘very very long’. It is very unusual in its taste composition: combining high amino-acid content and strong acidity, it has a big body, but a soft rice aroma. On the one hand powerful taste, but on the other hand subdued tones of maturation, due to aging below zero. The general impression is of a perfectly balanced sake tilting towards the sweet side. The 2007 vintage is the first of the Chōchōkyū series using only local Yamadanishiki rice, the 2010 is a combination of Yamadanishiki and Omachi rice. Drink cold, preferably in a wine glass to enhance the slightly fruity rice aroma. Also very agreeable when warmed up slightly. 

32,25 €

  • 1,2 kg
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YS8490 - Kinoshita Shuzo - Tamagawa - Kimoto - 15% - 72cl

       
Brewery Kinoshita Shuzo      

Type

Junmai kimoto shizenshu aged 3 years
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 77% 
Prefecture Kyoto
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value +12
Acidity 2.5
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

This traditional kimoto slow-brew sake is made with organic rice, grown specifically to support the stork population near the brewery. Natural yeast. Slightly woody aroma and taste, matured for 3 years. Full of flavour, but not heavy and easy to arrange with a wide range of food. Drink at all temperatures, although the head-brewer Philip Harper prefers you to try it hot. 

29,55 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8355 - Kinoshita Shuzo - Tamagawa - Yamahai - 19% - 180cl

       
Brewery Kinoshita Shuzo      

Type

Junmai yamahai muroka nama genshu aged 2 years
Content 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 66% 
Prefecture Kyoto
Alcohol % 19%
Sake Meter Value unknown
Acidity unknown
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

This slow-brew yamahai sake, taking up lacto bactylus and natural yeast present in the brewery, has a strong deep taste and an enchanting rice aroma. Since the re-invention and re-styling of Tamagawa a few years ago, the brand sells out completely. The true delight of Tamagawa’s outspoken taste and aroma, however, is best enjoyed after maturation. Accordingly Yoigokochi has arranged to age this yamahai unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted sake at the brewery at room temperature. Very limited. Drink at room temperature, or warmed up. 

54,25 €

  • 2,2 kg
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Dry


YS8050 - Chiyokotobuki - Otora - Okarakuchi - 15% - 72cl

       
Brewery Chiyokotobuki      

Type

Junmai okarakuchi
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 70% 
Prefecture Yamagata
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value +10
Acidity 1.5
Serving Drink cold or warmed up

 

A fine representative of a light & dry tanrei karakuchi type, very popular amongst Japanese businessmen, this sake is dry with light body and a very crisp and smooth finish.

23,05 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8090 - Akishika Shuzo - Akishika - Okarakuchi - 19% - 72 / 180 cl

       
Brewery Akishika Shuzo      

Type

Junmai ginjo muroka nama genshu okarakuchi
Content 720 ml and 1.8 l
Rice polishing % 60% 
Prefecture Osaka
Alcohol % 19%
Sake Meter Value +16 - +19
Acidity 2.6
Serving Drink at all temperatures

 

This ōkarakuchi (literally ‘big dry mouth’) sake from the brewery Akishika Shuzō is the complete negation of most dry sake available in Japan. Whereas the latter tend to be light and dry (tanrei karakuchi), Akishika dry sake is rich and profound, full-bodied, with pronounced acidity. This very dry sake is close to the dry end of the Sake Meter Value, but does not taste extremely dry because of the high levels of acidity and umami. It shows greater depths as it ages.

38,20 €

  • 1 kg
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Liquid Rice


YS8010 - Terada Honke - Katori 90 - 15% - 72 / 180 cl

 

     
Brewery Terada Honke  
Type Junmai kimoto muroka shizenshu
Content 720 ml, 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 90%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 15%
Sake Meter Value +5
Acidity 3.5
Serving Drink at all temperatures

  

Sake as it was made a few centuries ago. True ‘liquid rice’ in taste, colour and aroma. All ingredients and elements are pre-modern: organic rice, natural yeast, slow-brew kimoto, unfiltered.

The ‘90’ in the name is the polishing percentage and indicates that the rice was also polished in a

pre- modern way, merely 10%. All this results in a very strong rice bran taste and lactobacillus acidity. 

24,00 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8000 - Terada Honke - Katori 90 Namagen - 18% - 72 / 180 cl

       
Brewery Terada Honke  
Type Junmai kimoto muroka nama genshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml, 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 90%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 18%
Sake Meter Value +5
Acidity 3.5
Serving Drink at all temperatures

  

This is the unpasteurised and undiluted (nama genshu) version of Katori 90. Sake as it was made a few centuries ago. True ‘liquid rice’ in taste, colour and aroma. All ingredients and elements are premodern: organic rice, natural yeast, slow-brew kimoto, unfiltered. The ‘90’ in the name is the polishing percentage and indicates that the rice was also polished in a pre-modern way, merely 10%.

All this results in a very strong rice bran taste and lactobacillus acidity. 

This unpasteurised and undiluted version is extremely limited (Yoigokochi only!) and needs to be prereserved. 

26,85 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8360 - Umetsu Shuzo - Umetsu no Kimoto - 80 - 19% - 72 / 180 cl

Brewery Umetsu Shuzo  
Type Junmai kimoto muroka nama genshu 
Content 720 ml, 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 80%
Prefecture Tottori
Alcohol % 19%
Sake Meter Value +12
Acidity 3.1
Serving Drink at all temperatures

  

A rare pre-modern sake from one of Japan’s most stubborn brewers. No yeast and lactic acid added, letting nature do its work in a slow-brew kimoto method. The rice is polished merely 20%, resulting in a deep complex taste, a strong rice aroma, and a long finish. This sake acquired its impressive staunch quality and its truffle-like aroma only three years ago, when a yeast variety took over in the brewery that was very resilient and made for an extremely long fermentation. Dry and full- body. Drink at all temperatures, but in line with the spirit of its maker, try at least once heated.

30,30 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8390 - Moriki Shuzo - Tae no Hana - Challenge 90 - 17% - 72 / 180 cl

Brewery Moriki Shuzo  
Type Junmai kimoto muroka nama genshu shizenshu
Content 720 ml, 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 90%
Prefecture Mie
Alcohol % 16%
Sake Meter Value +4
Acidity 3.0
Serving Drink at all temperatures

  

The ultimate proof that fine, balanced sake can be made from almost unpolished rice. ‘Challenge’, mentions the label, and it indeed took them eight long years to get it right. Pre-modern kimoto slowbrew, making for a relatively dry sake with layers of taste. Starting with full-bodied rich umami and ending with refreshing apple and rice bran acidity.

29,95 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8160 - Okamura Honke - Kinkame 80 - 17% - 72cl

Brewery Okamura Honke  
Type Junmai nama genshu 
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 80%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value -10
Acidity 2.8
Serving Drink cold or warmed up

  

Full-body sweet sake from the small traditional brewery Okamura Honke. Only slightly polished, making for a true ‘rice wine’ with a strong rice aroma and colour (yellow). Sweet like candy, but with balancing acidity. This sweet full-rice taste and aroma make the unpasteurised and undiluted variety of the 80 stand out not merely in the high-quality Kinkame junmaishu series but amongst all other sake in Japan and, moreover, make it into one of the few sweet sake that can also be enjoyed warm. 

26,45 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8145 - Uehara Shuzo - Soma no Tengu - 17% - 72/180cl

Brewery Uehara Shuzo  
Type Junmai ginjo muroka nama genshu usunigori
Content 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 59%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value +4
Acidity 1.6
Serving Drink cold or slightly warmed up

  

This is an unpasteurized and undiluted sake (nama genshu) which still contains the finest part of the fermentation sediment resulting in a cloudy (nigori) colour and a very delicate rice fragrance. While being on the dry side, the texture is velvety with a creamy aftertaste. Combines very well with fish and shellfish. Drink cold or slightly warmed up. Do not forget to shake the bottle before serving, otherwise all the sediment will remain at the bottom of the bottle. 

32,80 €

  • 2,2 kg
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Warm sake


YS8370 - Uehara Shuzo - Furosen - Nakagumi - 17% - 72cl

Brewery Uehara Shuzo  
Type Junmai yamahai ginjo muroka nama genshu 
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 55%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value +1
Acidity 2.0
Serving Preferably drink warmed up

  

This limited luxurious ginjō sake is made solely of sake pressed during the middle and most balanced part of the pressing process (nakagumi). This pure natural product has the most beautiful rice aroma of all sake, but the magic soft fragrance only comes out when heated, so especially for this marvellous sake we created a category of ‘Warm Sake’. Whereas most sake on the dry side can be heated, this one needs to be heated to enjoy its full but hidden potential. Slow-brew yamahai, natural yeast, slowly pressed, unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted.

34,95 €

  • 1 kg
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Seawater sake


YS8430 - Uehara Shuzo - Taiko no Izanai - 17% - 72cl - 13.

Brewery Uehara Shuzo  
Type Junmai yamahai muroka nama genshu shinsosui-jikomi shizenshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 90%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value unknown
Acidity unknown
Serving Drink at room temperature or warmed up

  

The one-and-only true ‘seawater sake’. Whereas almost all of the seawater sake is made on the island of Shikoku, to be sold to tourists, these are so filtered and diluted that you can hardly tell the sea was involved. The sea water used for Taiko no Izanai was unfiltered and almost undiluted, thus you could not drink it for the first three years. Now after 12 years of aging it has acquired a harmonious balance between subdued salty taste, maturation and minimally polished organic rice. 

Completely unique (made only once) heavy-taste sake. Slow-brew yamahai, natural yeast, slowly pressed, unpasteurised, unfiltered and undiluted.

45,15 €

  • 1 kg
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Matured, Deep


YS8115 - Fukuchiyo Shuzo - Nabeshima - Choko 2000 - 15% - 180cl

 

Brewery Fukuchiyo Shuzo  
Type Junmai koshu aged 14 years
Content 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 65%
Prefecture Saga
Alcohol % 15,4 %
Sake Meter Value unknown
Acidity unknown
Serving Room temperature or slightly warmed up

 

Before bottling this very delicate sake was matured for ten years in earthenware urns, the historical aging method in Japan which now is no longer used anywhere. Compared to sake of a similar aging, 

Nabeshima Chōko is incredibly soft. While being slightly on the dry side, it has a vanilla-like aroma and aftertaste, which are usually obtained only in aged, very finely polished types of rice.

Taste a remarkable fusion of old and new in this amalgamation of traditional storage methods and state-of-the-art polishing techniques. Only made twice, no more stock at the brewery, so the last bottles are left at our storage.

64,15 €

60,90 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS8210 - Inoue Gomei - Biden 1999 - 16% - 72 / 180 cl

 

Brewery Inoue Gōmei  
Type Junmai yamahai koshu aged 15 years
Content 720 ml / 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 65%
Prefecture Fukuoka
Alcohol % 16%
Sake Meter Value -1
Acidity 2.0
Serving Drink at room temperature or slightly warmed up

 

Made from locally grown Yamadanishiki rice, fermented in the traditional yamahai method, and aged at room temperature, fifteen-year aged Biden is a soft and full-bodied koshu. With caramel tones typical to aged sake, it is good accompaniment for meat, as well as soy-sauce and miso seasoned, and even spicy dishes. 

28,40 €

  • 1 kg
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Aged, Digestive


YS8040 - Kidoizumi-Kokin 1994 - 18% - 72cl

Brewery Kidoizumi Shuzo  
Type Junmai genshu koshu
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 60%
Prefecture Chiba
Alcohol % 18%
Sake Meter Value +1
Acidity 2.1
Serving Drink at room temperature.

  

Kokin is a luxurious digestive koshu (aged sake), a blend of three vintages more than 20 years old, robust but very delicate. While being relatively light on the tongue it has an extremely long finish. 

Once you think the taste has disappeared, touch the top of your mouth and it will reappear. Some people may find similarities with certain types of cognac or whiskey, but the complexity of the taste is totally unique.

123,45 €

  • 1 kg
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YS8080 - Omi Shuzo - Omiji Kijoshu - 1978 - 19% - 72cl

Brewery Omi Shuzo  
Type Junmai koshu kijoshu aged 36 years
Content 720 ml
Rice polishing % 60%
Prefecture Shiga
Alcohol % 17%
Sake Meter Value -38
Acidity 1.8
Serving Drink slightly chilled.

  

The perfect accompaniment to any dessert, whether fruit, cake, chocolate, nuts, or cheese. But also wonderful as aperitif or digestive, Ōmiji Kijōshu is a most versatile drink. The method by which kijōshu is prepared is quite similar to Port wine, but actually dates back to a 1000-years old recipe from the imperial palace. In the third stage of adding the main ingredients sake is added instead of brewing water, making the result more sweet and syrupy. Add to this an unheard-of maturation of 36 years, and you end up with a true explosion of taste, aroma and colour. An aroma reminiscent of port, a soft velvety touch, and a very long finish. While sweet it is not cloying at all. The aftertaste has caramel qualities, slightly bitter with a burnt feeling. 

54,15 €

  • 1 kg
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YS5020 - Mori no Kura - Shiso Umeshu - 9% - 72cl

Brewery Mori no Kura  
Type Junmai umeshu 
Content 720 ml
   
Prefecture Fukuoka
Alcohol % 9%
   
Serving Drink cold, either straight or on-the-rocks.

  

Refreshing plum sake on the basis of 100% pure sake, local top-class Nankō plums, and red shiso leafs. The sweetness of the plums is balanced by the refreshing aroma of the shiso, which also contributes to the red colour. Drink ice-cold, either straight or on-the-rocks. 

28,05 €

  • 1 kg
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YS5035 - Heiwa Shuzo - Tsuruume - Suppai - 11% - 180cl - 41.

Brewery Heiwa Shuzo  
Type umeshu aged 3 years
Content 1800 ml
   
Prefecture Wakayama
Alcohol % 11%
   
Serving Drink cold, either straight or on-the-rocks.

 

Suppai (which means ‘sour’) is a new plum sake from Wakayama Prefecture, the plum heartland of 

Japan. The Heiwa Shuzō brewery has its own orchards and sticks to the principle of slow-brew. For 

this exquisite and full-taste umeshu, three times more plums have been used than usual and the 

plums have been kept in the sake very long, giving extra plum taste and aroma and making it extra 

sour. Aged for 3 years. 

58,80 €

  • 2,2 kg
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YS5011 - Inoue Gomei - Mii no Umeshu - 10% - 30 / 72 / 180 cl

 

Brewery Inoue Gōmei  
Type Junmai umeshu
Content 300 ml / 720 ml / 1800 ml
Rice polishing % 65%
Prefecture Fukuoka
Alcohol % 10%
   
Serving Drink ice-cold, straight or on-the-rocks

 

A deep-tasting plum sake made on the basis of ten-year aged Biden sake. The sweetness of the plums is compensated by its characteristic almond-like aroma, which emanates from the plum pits. Mii no Umeshu provides a very agreeable balance between sweet and sour. Pure, fruity and refreshing 

Drink ice-cold, either straight or on-the-rocks.

28,05 €

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YS5040 - Heiwa Shuzo - Tsuruume - Yuzu - 7% - 72cl

Brewery Heiwa Shuzo  
Type yuzushu
Content 720 ml
   
Prefecture Wakayama
Alcohol % 7%
   
Serving Drink cold, either straight or on-the-rocks.

 

Heiwa Shuzō (Peace Brewery) has prewar roots but made a re-start after the war. Like a true Wakayama brewery, it produces both sake and plum sake. Recently the brewery has attracted nationwide attention because of the new junmaishu line of Kido and the luxurious plum sake and other fruit sake series called Tsuru-ume.

33,45 €

  • 1,2 kg
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YS5050 - Plum Shokuhin - Hoshiko - 20% - 72cl

Brewery Puramu Shokuhin  
Type plum liquer aged 6 years
Content 720 ml
   
Prefecture Wakayama
Alcohol % 20%
   
Serving Drink cold, either straight or on-the-rocks.

 

A very exclusive plum liqueur with a unique and deep taste. Based on a secret recipe developed by famous bartender Danny Aikawa after decades of experimenting and perfecting. The taste is a combination of the sweet and sour of the top-class Nankō plums, the depth of the 6-year aging, and the accents of the secret spice mix (cloves?).

Good for cocktails too.

60,30 €

  • 2,2 kg
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Pairing van sake


Boek Top Chefs and Sake

 

1. Michel Van Der Kroft -  't Nonnetje, Harderwijk

geschroeide hamachi met sojatapioca, wasabi-marshmallows en zeeuwse oester

pairing ->  Akishika Okarakuchi van Akishika Shuzo

2. Jonnie Boer - De Librije, Zwolle

opperdoezer-ronde met taleggio, uitlek van aardappel en kaviaar

pairing ->  Kizan van Chikumanishiki Shuzo

3. Dennis Kuipers - Vinkeles, Amsterdam

gemarineerde makreelfilet, kokosrijst, kurkumagelei, zoetzure komkommer, 'zambel goreng'

pairing ->  Hakugyokuko van Kidoizumi Shuzo 

4. Sergio Herman - Oud Sluis, Sluis

Mosselen met krab en selderij

pairing ->  Soma no Tengu van Uehara Shuzo

5. Willem Schaafsma - Eindeloos, Leeuwarden

gepocheerde tsarskaya oester met bavet, avruga kaviaar, bloemkool en vadouvan

pairing ->  Mutemuka van Mutemuka Shuzo

6. Jarno Eggen - De Groene Lantaarn, Zuidwolde

kemperhoen met risotto van lavas en parmezaan, eidooier en zeewier

pairing ->  Chochokyu van Nakano BC

7. Viki Geunes - 'T Zilte, Antwerpen

Hazenrug, bonbons van boudin noir, crème van spitskool, shiso-vlierbloesemvinaigrette

pairing ->  Katori 90 van Terada Honke

8. Ybrandt Wermenbol - Le Marron, Malden

Kogels van Dominicaanse chocolade met amarene-ganache en chocolade-amarene-sorbet

pairing ->  Omiji Kijoshu - 1978 van Omi Shuzo


en tal van andere pairings met sake, ook met verschillende kazen.

29,95 €

  • 1 kg
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