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Saito Shuzo Eikun70 Junmai Sake

Gekkeikan Sake

Made in Kyoto Japan by appointment to the Imperial household this is a fine sake with rich, regal heritage - and it's great value.

Kizakura Yamaha Sake

Kizakura is one of the most famous sake brewers from Kyoto, Japan. Width & depth in a flavour and semi dry taste with a good amount of acid, perfectly matching any Japanese dishes.

Yoshinogawa Yuzushu Citrus Liqueur

This Yuzushu is a blend of Yuzu juice with sake. Yuzu is a citrus fruit grown in Japan. Yuzushu is sweet and will show some cloudiness from the yuzu infusion. This is normal and best to shake the bottle before serving. Enjoy this liqueur with desserts such as ice cream or cakes.

Tsukinokatsura Heiankyo Junmai Daiginjo

Mukai Shuzo Ine Mankai

The Ine Mankai from Mukai Shuzō is produced using an ancient strain of red rice, along with a with a white rice, creating a rose petal coloured sake. In provincial villages and towns within Japan red rice has been cultivated and used in traditional celebrations for centuries, but it is extremely rare to see it used commercially. While studying at Tōkyō University, Kuniko met Professor Takeda, and was encouraged to create a sake with the red rice he knew grew locally in Kuniko's hometown area of Ine. In May 2000, Kuniko released her red rice sake calling it 'Ine Mankai' or ‘Ine in Full Bloom’. It’s well balanced levels of acidity and sweetness make it perfect for drinking with a wide variety of food. Complex cherry & vanilla aroma with unique sweet/tart cherry & pomegranate flavours with a savoury, umami rich palate works equally well with savoury dishes or sweet.

Kameman Shuzo Genmaishu

In theory it is impossible to ferment whole brown rice unless it is sprouted [which is what used to be done in ancient times] however Genmai-zake [literally - brown rice sake] means that the husk of the rice has not been polished off. Rather, the rice husk is crushed to expose the inner part of the grain to allow fermentation, while leaving the rice completely unpolished. Genmai-zake needs twice as much rice than would usually be required to make the same quantity of sake made from polished rice. This style also requires extra attention with longer soaking and steaming times. Soaking for Genmai-zake takes around 14 hours, whereas soaking for white rice ranges from 1 minute for highly polished rice to around 1 hour for less polished. This long soak time is followed by a double steaming process. During the fermentation of the Genmaishu, Shiuchi-san has to implement complicated additions of kōji rice, steamed rice and water at very specific intervals of the ferment period to to achieve the exact result he wants in the finished sake. Kameman also needs to age the sake before it is at its optimum drinking condition. It is incredibly rare to see a sake made from brown rice, with only one other brewery in Japan making a genmai-zake. The Genmaishu displays a beautiful brown sugar and roasted cocoa bean nose with a lovely balanced sweetness on the palate with tastes of ‘Christmas cake’ dried fruit and spices. Kameman have achieved the perfect balance of sweet/savoury/dry to make this a well balanced sake with great palate weight. As this sake ages it develops into even richer, more complex flavours. This is an interesting sake to match with food as it can be paired with sweet dishes with pastry, nuts and honey or can be used to match with rich ingredients like foie gras.

Tengumai Yamahai Jikomi Junmai Non-Vintage

Tatsuriki Tokubetsu Junmaishu Dragon Red

This is a sake that shows its true value when warmed up. It is a dry junmai sake that was born from this concept and has a thick and deep taste from Yamadanishiki rice. Goes well with Japanese dishes using dashi stock such as oden, hot pot, grilled fish and cheese dishes.

Tatenokawa Junmai Daiginjo Shield Kameno O Namazake

"Kamenoo" is a variety called "phantom sake rice" discovered in 1893 (Meiji 26) by Tokunoka Abe, a current farmer in Shonai Town. Using that "Kamenoo", it was brewed with a special preparation formula that was done at the time of the founding of Tategawa Sake Brewery, which was to fill the pumped water (reduce the proportion of water used during preparation). .. The scent is a little more modest than the general Tatenogawa series. It tastes good, the acidity tightens the taste, and it doesn't feel as sweet as the value of sake. The elegant aroma is suitable for sake during meals, and it is finished as a liquor with a core that has an excellent balance of sweet and acid.