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Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskey (750ml) Top Pick!
Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskey (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "With a little water, this golden blended whisky opens up to delicate, nuanced honey and floral aromas and flavors. Finishes smoky, dry, and brisk." (3/2011) Whisky Advocate: "Well-rounded, solid malt backbone, and very drinkable. These are the characteristics of this impressive blend. Honeysuckle, vanilla-coated malt and fruit (pineapple upside down cake, lemon tart, plum, bramble) are the primary flavors. Ripe barley, marzipan, beeswax, and clove round out the palate. Gentle, soothing finish. Suntory can make a 12 year old blend this good with just two malt distilleries? S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The newest incarnation of Suntory's hugely popular Hibiki series, this time without an age statement attached. The same soft, mellow, vanilla-laden flavor is still here, however. It's a true Harmony of pure Hibiki flavor. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml)

Finally here! You've tasted the amazing Nikka Coffey GRAIN whisky, now see what happens when you run malted barley through a Coffey column still. The result is ethereal. It's like a butter biscuit in a glass with soft vanilla and cookie flavors. Truly special stuff while it lasts! 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml)

92 points Whisky Advocate: "Sweet, with subtle, crisp, nutty oak, then comes fudge, ripe banana, and peach. The overall effect is like eating vanilla ice cream with toffee fudge and hazelnut sprinkles. The structure is thick and physical, the palate sweet and quite fat, with light hints of raspberry, fruit salad. A jag of acidity freshens the delivery on the finish. With water there’s more toffee, and it becomes slightly more yielding, with less oak. For me the gold standard of grain. (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Dave Broom." K&L Notes: Grain whisky is one of the least understood components of the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (750ml)

This blended whisky from Japanese powerhouse distiller Suntory is specifically formulated for a classic highball, made by mixing one part Toki with three parts sparkling water and serving over ice. From the distillery: "A vivid blend of whiskies from Suntory’s Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries, Suntory Whisky Toki™ features the quintessential characteristics of a Suntory Whisky blend: exquisite balance, harmony, and oneness. At the same time, its unique pairing of Hakushu American white oak cask malt whisky with Chita heavy-type grain whisky over... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

So you've heard that Japanese whisky is quite popular these days. You're right; it is. But while the mainstream choice is always going to be Suntory, it's Nikka that is quietly bringing the goods to your local boutique retailer. Founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1936, the Nikka whisky company is one of Japan's best kept secrets (at least with other Americans). Taketsuru studied whisky production in Scotland during the 1910s and brought that knowledge back to Nippon to make Scottish style whisky at home. Nikka's Pure Malt Taketsuru is a marriage of single... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese Peated Single Malt Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese Peated Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fans of smoky Islay Scotches will enjoy this smoky single malt that’s made at Suntory’s Hakashu Distillery, which is “surrounded by forest at the foot of the Southern Japan Alps.” Despite the delicate aromas of tropical fruit and light peat, the smoke note is considerably amplified on the palate, especially on the resonant finish, where it pushes those dainty fruit tones completely off the map." (2/2013) K&L Notes: The newest Japanese whisky to hit the U.S. market is Suntory's Hakushu - known as the "Forest Distillery". Built in 1973 as a sister distillery to Suntor... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Shinshu Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The Mars distillery is very well regarded in Japan despite the low price point. This whisky might produced on the traditional pot stills at Shinshu Mars and is most likely a blend of malt and corn. The fat stills produce a very weighty and complex spirit and despite the youth and lower ABV, this stuff delivers a rich texture and complex aromas. Hombo Shuzo, the owners of the distillery, are one of Japan's top wine producers and therefore have access to great number of cask types. Most whisky is aged in sherry and bourbon, but the distillery is also exper... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

From Master of Malt: "A fantastic 18 year old Japanese whisky from the Hakushu distillery, a malty, fruity whisky of real quality. Nose: Orange, pear and a dry smokiness. Fruit salad. Palate: Patisserie sweet, baked goods and baked goodness! Finish: Long and fruity with Manuka honey with subtle smokiness. Overall: A fantastic Japanese whisky that hits all the right notes." 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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Kikori Japanese Whiskey (750ml)

This traditional oak aged spirit from Japan is distilled from Koji fermented polish rice. Ultra delicate and easy going with a subtle sweetness and light body. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

Kikusui has been run by the Takasawa family for five generations. They are committed to producing the highest quality sake at an affordable price. From the producer: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by a medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange-like overtones. With just the right amount of body and a comfortable dryness it enhances any dish you eat. This is a great white wine alternative that is perfect for Sake lovers and beginners alike." 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Fukano Single Cask Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Not the exclusive K&L cask, but close! Very few bottles available. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Shinshu Mars Iwai Tradition Blended Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The Mars distillery is very well regarded in Japan despite the low price point. This whisky might produced on the traditional pot stills at Shinshu Mars and is most likely a blend of malt and corn. The fat stills produce a very weighty and complex spirit and despite the youth and lower ABV, this stuff delivers a rich texture and complex aromas. Hombo Shuzo, the owners of the distillery, are one of Japan's top wine producers and therefore have access to great number of cask types. Most whisky is aged in sherry and bourbon, but the distillery is also exper... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Ohishi Single Sherry Cask Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The Ohishi distillery is located on the banks of the Kuma River, one Japan's fastest flowing rivers. The distillery was founded in 1872 and produces some of the most exciting whisky coming out of Japan. Ohishi grows at least 30% of the rice that they distill, and the fertile soils and exceptional growing climate make for some of the finest base ingredients available. The strain of rice is called "gohyakumanishi" (meaning "five million stones"), and an organic method of cultivation is utilized that requires the use of koi carp for weed control. The rest o... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo Sake 720ml

Light and smoky, with a notes of honeydew melon and cherry pits. Fragrant and clean, this is a terrific value! It comes from Yamagata.. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Ginga Shizuku "Divine Droplets" Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale yellow. Complex nose offers saline, herbal and spicy notes, with a minty coolness. Wonderfully subtle, complex and precise, with a distinctly ethereal quality, high-pitched minerality and superb lift. Finishes very dry and persistent, with lovely lift. This is made inside an igloo in Hokkaido, in Japan's extreme north, where below-freezing temperature prevents unwanted bacteria from surviving, thus ensuring a very pure sake. The clear sake is separated from the fermenting rice lees by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the sake to drip ou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

Founded in 1874, Tenju Shuzo is a tightly knit, family-owned brewery enjoying its sixth generation of sake production. To ensure the quality of their product, the brew masters at Tenju use only naturally filtered, soft water from nearby Mt. Chokai and rice grown by exclusively commissioned local farmers. A unique yeast derived from flowers gives this exceptionally elegant sake a pronounced floral bouquet. Tones of licorice and fresh herbs, coupled with a hint of asian pear, make this a perfect example of everything Junmai Daiginjo has to offer. Serve as ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Tentaka Kuni "Hawk in the Heavens" Junmai Sake 720ml

Milled to 55%, this Junmai sake from Tochigi Prefecture is made from Gohyakumangoku rice and is brewed with water from an underground mountain spring. This is round in style, with a floral note at the finish: "Dry and crisp, the flavors are dominated by mixed nuts, fresh cut green grass and other earthier flavors. Very pleasing for those who want fresh sake flavor, but more complexity beyond the fermented fruit flavors." (producer's note) 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Tozai "Typhoon" Futsu Sake 720ml

This is a surprisingly delicious considering the bargain basement price. Soft, crisp flavors of citrus with refreshing acidity, the Typhoon could easily be thrown into a white wine tasting as a dynamic substitute. For the price, it also makes a fantastic mixer into specialty cocktails. Try it instead of dry vermouth in a martini, or use it in a Corpse Reviver instead of Lillet. Again, for the money, it's a fantastic beginner's bottle that brings clean, authentic sake character for a bargain. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Mantensai "Star Filled Sky" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale yellow. Assertive aromas of citrus fruits and smoke, with a subtle saline element. Fairly rich and voluminous but with an airy texture. A very suave, mouthfilling example with a lightly sweet impression and very good breadth. 2007" K&L Notes: Made with Yamada Nishiki & Tamakasae rice from the Totturi Prefecture, one of the least populated in Japan. This sake is aged three years in stainless steel tanks before release and uses two times the koji mold when turning the rice starch into sugar. The result is two times the umami! It shows a nose of honey, and an... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Yuho Ishikawa "Eternal Embers" Junmai Sake 720ml

We often tell people to drink that bottle of sake up quickly like a white wine. Such a delicate liquid must go bad quickly after exposure to that monster of a molecule, O2, right? Turns out, we've all been making a terrible mistake...at least some of the time. While it's true that many sake will go flat sitting in the fridge after a week, a select few will continue to open and blossom for weeks or even months. We know that sake can age in the bottle, but the Yuho is something completely different. This stuff is made like no other sake in Japan. This exci... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Sake (300ml)

Junmai Ginjo is the second-highest grade of sake, the rice-based alcoholic beverage that has become a strong symbol of Japanese culture. To qualify for this prestigious title a sake must be made with rice polished (to remove bran and improve taste) to below 60 percent of its original weight, and must not be fortified with distilled alcohol. Producer Note: "This is a light and comfortably dry premium Sake with the aroma of fresh cantaloupe and banana followed by medium body bringing refreshing Mandarin orange like overtones. With just the right amount of... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearsmen" Junmai Nama Genshu Sake (720ml)

2016 Nama sakes are in! Needless to say they will not last. (Nama sakes are unpasturized and need to be refrigerated. They are meant to be consumed as early as possible.) With 16 generations of history, Tomita Brewery brews using old-school, traditional methods. They use locally grown indigenous Tamazakae rice polished to 60%, and are blessed with natural spring water from the nearby Ibuki mountains, which is perfect for brewing. Every step of the process is done by hand by 1 toji and 3 kurabito, or brewery workers. This is a seasonal sake only available... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Suntory Ao Japanese Vodka 750ml

In 2013, Japanese whisky giant Suntory unleashed a rice-distilled vodka upon the U.S., but it was only available for a trial run in New York. The spirit was very well-received (as most Suntory products are) and a few years later the company decided to expand the vodka nationally. Named "Ao," which is a word used in Japanese poetry to describe shades of green in nature, the title is meant as an homage and tribute to the green rice fields from which the vodka's base is derived. The vodka itself is as elegant and ethereal as the sterling reputation of Sunto... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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Fukucho "Forgotten Fortune" Junmai Sake 720ml

Fukucho is the only brewery to use Hattanso, a once abandoned rice. Toji Miho Imada painstakingly revived the rice by first growing it herself in order to learn how to brew it. She passed along her knowledge to farmers that now grow it for the brewery. After years of experimenting, Miho discovered that milling the rice much less than most junmai-shu results in the best balance and complexity, and also allows the full flavor of the rice to be expressed in all its haughty boldness. Full flavor, earthy touches and great texture with a long, persistent finis... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Rihaku "Wandering Poet" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 55%, this sake is brewed carefully and slowly at low temperatures using traditional brewing techniques and characterized by a well-rounded flavor with a solidness to the flavor and fragrance, and a clean finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Rihaku "Dreamy Clouds" Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Sake (Unfiltered) 720ml

Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 59%, this unfiltered sake still has the lees in it, which gives it a cloudy appearance and a bit sweeter taste than a more modern filtered sake. Made by Rihaku Shuzo in the Shimane Prefecture, it is rich, creamy and quite long at the end. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake 720ml

Ichishima is a family-owned brewery in the Niigata prefecture that has been making sake since 1790. Located on the western coast of Japan, it's nestled in between the ocean and the mountains, and can receive more than 30 feet of snow annually. The cold temperature allows for an incredibly long fermentation times (roughly five weeks), resulting in light, delicate, and elegant sake flavors that bring new meaning to the word graceful. Niigata sakes are meant to pair well with seafood and sushi; two specialties of the coastal region. The Tokubetsu Honjozo sa... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Kanbara "Bride of the Fox" Junmai Ginjo Sake (720ml)

Polished to 50 percent, this Junmai Ginjo is made by Kaetsu Shuzo, who uses rice grown on the high plains and pure mountain water of the Niigata Prefecture to brew superior sake, both rich in aroma and clean in taste. Intense aromas of grilled nuts, pistachio, and a hint of warm liquid cocoa. In the mouth, the flavors follow through with nuts and melon as it heads for a crisp finish, and then just a hint of lingering sweetness. It is at once savory and sweet, and has enough power to make it a great match with a wide variety of food pairings. A truly dist... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Chiyonosono Shuzo "Shared Promise" Junmai Sake (720ml)

Until this sake came along in the 1960’s, all sake had distilled alcohol added to it due to rice shortages and war rationing. After the war, Chiyonosono crafted the first junmai sake (brewed without distilled alcohol nor additives of any kind) and celebrated by sharing it from a large, red lacquered sake cup called a Shuhai. The brewers made a promise to one another to keep up their efforts each year to make high-quality sake from rice alone. Delicate and soft, with a hint of sweetness coddled in layers of umami. Subtle floral notes and orange citrus, wi... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Coedo/ Garage Project/ Stone "Tsuyu" Saison w/ Ume Plums & Perilla Leaf aged in NZ Chardonnay Barrels, Japan (22oz)

From the brewery: "Brewed with Ume & Perilla aged in New Zealand Chardonnay barrels. Tsuyu, named after the gentle 'plum rain' that falls in Japan as the Ume harvest ripens, is a new take on the Saison style. Brewed with American Jarrylo and New Zealand Motueka hops, Tsuyu is infused with Ume plum and red perilla leaf and aged in freshly emptied New Zealand Chardonnay barrels. The result is a complex and fascinating fusion of East, West and South. Kanpai!" 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Tensei Kanagawa "Song of the Sea" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

This sake is made with yeast that is obtained directly from the brewer that discovered it, rather than through the usual distribution channels. Yeast #9 makes the sake a bit more lively and intense. Song of the Sea is an ode to the brewery’s seaside location in Kanagawa. Fun fact: The Great Wave of Kanagawa, the most recognized work of Japanese woodblock art in the world, was created in this prefecture. This junmai ginjo displays supreme balance between aromas and flavors. A medley of apple, banana, and melon lead the aromas and carry through on the pala... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Dewazakura "Mountain Cherry" Daiginjo 720ml

Dewazakura was the first to introduce the ginjo style of sake designed to be drunk cold, almost 30 years ago. The rice varietal here is Yamadanishiki polished to 40%. The acidity level is 1.2 and rates a +6.0 on the Sake Meter. We recommend keeping it refrigerated for freshness. Ultra clean, yet building aromatic layers with subtle stone fruit and hints of yellow flowers. This has great complexity, with a long and lovely finish, a medium to rich mid-palate and very fine finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Fukucho "Moon on the Water" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very pale, green-tinged color. Fruity, vibrant aromas of lime, fennel and minerals, with a hint of white pepper; this one is also rather Chablis-like. Rich and soft in the mouth, conveying lovely fullness without weight. Just a bit aggressive and warm on the finish. This needs to be served with food. The water in the Hiroshima prefecture is known for being very soft. Made by one of the very small number of female brewers in Japan. (2007)" Wine Spectator: "*Very Good* Shows flavors of peppered greens, with apple and clove notes. Subtle." (5/2013) K&L Notes: Yamada Nishiki and Hatta Nis... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Nigori Sake (300ml)

Possibly the sexiest Nigori we have ever tasted. You don't usually see Nigori at a Ginjo level! This is sleek and delightfully light. There is a touch of carbonation which helps lift the sweetness of the rice. Great fruity notes and a very clean style for a creamy sake. (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood) 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 300ml

A pleasant every day drinking sake with notes of pear and nutmeg on the palate. Very nice balancing acidity and a clean finish. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Chikurin "Karoyaka" Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Made with Home-grown Yamada Nishiki rice, the Chikurin "Karoyaka" is a lighter sake with gentle flavors. It shows floral and herbal aromatics, followed by hints of champagne and cherries on the palate. It complements oysters, sushi, sashimi, salads and other light foods. Brewed by the Marumoto Brewery founded in 1867 at the base of the Chikurin-ji Mountains, in Okayama-ken, one of Japan’s most prized agricultural regions. The Brewery was originally called Shimizu-ya, literally meaning "spring water store" because it was built in the site of a great water... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Takatenjin "Soul of the Sensei" Junmai Daiginjo (720ml)

Takantenjin Soul of the Sensei is a special Junmai Daiginjo brewed in memory of former Takatenjin Master Toji Shokichi Hase. Toji Hase worked tirelessly at the same brewery for over 40 years--which in itself is surely an achievement worth honoring. He was also one of the four famous toji known as the "Four Guardians of Heaven” of the prestigious Noto Toji Guild. (Toji guilds are small groups of notable tojis whose main objectives are to educate and train successors, to refine skills, and to uphold and improve the reputation of the sake from their region.... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Kokuryu "Nine Headed Dragon" Junmai Sake 720ml

The 500 Mangoku varietal of rice is difficult to use but when handled properly can be devastatingly intriguing. Light bodied but full flavored, this Junmai sake is fresh, but has the power and complexity to pair with complex foods. It does especially well warm (not hot, but warm) with rich shellfish like lobster, but can go with grilled proteins if served chilled. 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Otokoyama Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 500ml

A high quality sake backed by 330 years of tradition...Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island,has the ideal climate and water conditions needed to make superior sake. Otokoyama brews high quality sake on the island. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Kuro Kabuto Junmai Daiginjo Sake 720ml

Importer notes: "You notice immediately the darker color due to the Black Koji Kin they use to make Kojimai. Musky and Rich flavor. Very Yeasty with a good amount of floral aroma signifying a Daiginjo. Strong attack, Strong body and a solid finish. Strong presence of tart green apples and pears. A very unique sake." 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Baird Beer "Dark Sky" Imperial Stout, Japan 330ml

This foreboding, pitch black ale unleashes a torrential downpour of hop character within a maelstrom of roasted malt flavor. A pleasing roundness and satisfying balance offer but the illusion of safe shelter. This granddaddy of Stouts is brewed with eight different malts, Japanese dark sugar and five varieties of hops. If you are a fan of hearty dark ales, Dark Sky Imperial Stout is for you! This monster stout is not for the faint of heart. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2010 Magrez-Aruga Koshu Isehara

From Decanter: "The wine, made from the indigenous Koshu grape, is produced in partnership with Katsunuma Winery president Yuji Aruga. A champion of Koshu, Aruga makes a range of white wine styles with grapes grown in the Kofu basin, the historic centre of Japanese wine production. Production of Magrez-Aruga will vary by vintage, with about 2,400 bottles available from 2007. Early reports suggest the wine has flavours of peach and grapefruit, and is being touted as a good match for a range of Japanese dishes." (04/2008) Featured in Esquire UK: "Like thei... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Ichishima Ginjo Koshu Sake (720ml)

Ichishima is a family-owned brewery in the Niigata prefecture that has been making sake since 1790. Located on the western coast of Japan, it's nestled in between the ocean and the mountains, and can receive more than 30 feet of snow annually. The cold temperature allows for an incredibly long fermentation times (roughly five weeks), resulting in light, delicate, and elegant sake flavors that bring new meaning to the word graceful. Niigata sakes are meant to pair well with seafood and sushi; two specialties of the coastal region. The Ginjo Koshu sake is ... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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Ama No To "Heaven's Door" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 720ml

"Go local" is the motto of this Akita-based brewery. All the sake brewing resources and staff are from Akita, which is not so usual as breweries often source the rice and even labor from other prefectures. Ginnosei rice is grown within sight of the brewery. With sweet rice aromas surrounded with floral fresh herb spiciness, this slightly dry, medium-bodied sake has mouthwatering apple flavors with an agreeable earthiness on the mid-palate. Clean and focused on the finish that accentuates its rice-like qualities. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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Tedorigawa "Iki Na Onna" Lady Luck Daiginjo Sake 720ml

This sake was made specially for the organization of Women Sake sellers in Japan by Yoshida Brewery. Its name can be translated as Lady Luck, Lucky Lady, or Frisky Lady. The importer describes it as: "Trim and saucy, with a caress of wild honey." Our notes: The rich and impressive mid-palate on this sake is followed by a long finish. As 60% of the rice grain has been polished away, only the pure starch kernel of the Miyamanishiki rice is left for the brewing. This is really a very lovely sake, with nice finish, a bit of spice and gentle acidity at... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Ichishima Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo Sake 720ml

Ichishima is a family-owned brewery in the Niigata prefecture that has been making sake since 1790. Located on the western coast of Japan, it's nestled in between the ocean and the mountains, and can receive more than 30 feet of snow annually. The cold temperature allows for an incredibly long fermentation times (roughly five weeks), resulting in light, delicate, and elegant sake flavors that bring new meaning to the word graceful. Niigata sakes are meant to pair well with seafood and sushi; two specialties of the coastal region. The Ginnoyorokobi Daigin... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Dewazakura "Yukimanman" Daiginjo 720ml

The incredible Dewazakura brewery is one of Yamagata prefecture's finest and most inventive brewers. This is their top of the line offering featuring 35% polish and +3 on the Sake Meter. Acidity registers at 1.2. After a long slow fermentation this special Sake is aged for 5 years before bottling. The result is an ultra rich, dense body, yet without oxidized flavors or funkiness at all. Exotic floral and fruit notes explode from the glass along with the wonderful deep texture. The power and complexity means that this wonderful sake can be enjoyed with so... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Sake Tengoku SF Tasting May 22, 2014

K&L will be the first outlet offering a public tasting of the sakes being brought in by new sake importers Sake Tengoku! Headed up by the unbeatable team of Stuart Morris (classically trained chef turned sake authority) and Chef Ken Tominaga (sushi master at destination sushi restaurant Hana, and chef of Michael Mina's new Japanese ventures in SF). Five of their super small production, beautifully, artisanally crafted sakes will be available to taste in limited quantities, and available to purchase in even more limited quantities. Tickets are limited and... Read More » 


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