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Dassai "50" 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)


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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 ... 


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Tamagawa "Red Label" Heirloom Yamahai Genshu Sake (720ml)

Tamagawa Sake has built a reputation for producing ultra high-quality sake of great distinction. The brewery, called Kinoshita, was established in 1842 and is the only Japanese sake brewery under the direction of a non-Japanese toji, the illustrious Philip Harper. The house style prioritizes intensity of flavor and elegance, but retains exquisite balance nonetheless. The spectacular "Red Label" Yamahai is fermented with ambient yeast unique to the Kinoshita Brewery and is never filtered or diluted. One of the most robust and full-flavored in their portfo ... 


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JoTo Huchu Watari Bune Ferry Boat "55" Ibaraki Junmai Ginjo Sake 720ml

Watari Bune is an "heirloom" rice strain, meaning it has never been rcrossed with another varietal. It is also one of the parent strains to Yamada Nishiki, the most celebrated sake rice. Watari Bune had gone out of use for fifty years until this brewery revived it in 1989 with 14 grams of seeds. By 1996, they won a gold medal at Japan's National Sake Competition, and another in 1998. This is deep nutty earthy and complex sake with a balancing tropical pineapple and honeydew melon to balance. One of the best pairings for umami rich foods like pate or monk ... 


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Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Kaiyo is a negotiant bottler started by a drinks group led by former Asahi employee Mr. Watanabe. He was able to purchase "teaspooned" malt whisky barrels from an unnamed Japanese whisky supplier via his connections in the industry ("teaspooning" is when a distiller adds a teaspoon of another whisky into the barrel before selling it, thus preventing the purchaser from claiming it as a single malt from that distillery). The whiskies are purchased as teaspooned new make (unaged distillates) and then put into Japanese Mizunara oak barrels from Ariake, consi ... 


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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 ... 


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Helios Distillery "Kura The Whisky" Rum Cask Finished Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The Helios Distillery in the city of Nago has become renowned for their exceptional Awamori, the local Okinawan specialty. This is a kind of aged Sochu that has been consumed on the island since the 15th century. While they made their name locally for selling Awamori, Helios was quietly distilling ultra high quality rum and malt whisky. Their flagship whisky, sold under the Kura brand, is one of the most unique and enticing Japanese whiskies we've ever come across. They begin with peat sourced from the mires of Hokkaido. The Japanese peat has a lot of th ... 


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Heavensake Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

This is a unique collaboration between former Piper-Heidsieck Master Blender/Cellar Master Regis Camus and the famous Dassai Brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The result is a luxurious Junmai Daiginjo unlike any other on the market. Mr. Camus has created a sake for the wine aficionado that seeks to highlight the aromatic potential of the ancient fermented rice beverage. He's selected the finest brewers in Japan to create this Franco-Japanese composition and works closely with the brewer to develop a unique expression of using traditional methods. Expect a ... 


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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."


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Kimino Sparkling Yuzu Soda 250ml

Just three ingredients in this delicious new sparkling soda. Fresh yuzu juice, cane sugar and sparkling water. Crisp clean and perfect for mixing drinks, the yuzu provides the perfect balance between sweet and sour. The yuzus are ethically farmed and purchased directly from independent farmers providing much needed assistance to the shrinking Japanese agricultural sector. The water is some of Japan's finest from Aichi prefecture. The cane sugar is organic. Nothing more nothing less. The Kimino brand follows the "Kanso Philosphy" removing anything that is ... 


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Kikori Japanese Whiskey (750ml)

90 points Whisky Advocate: "Get back to nature; this is a whisky to savor during a spectacular sunrise. Lychee, edamame, pea shoots, green apple, and morning dew on lush lawns. As it warms and wakes up, there are hints of orange and some piquant spice. The taste jumps from lemongrass to lemon candies, with melon, mild peppercorn, gentle vanilla, creamy oak, and a few green notes at the end. (JM, Fall 2018)" K&L Notes: This traditional oak aged spirit from Japan is distilled from Koji fermented polished rice. Ultra delicate and easy going with a subtle s ... 


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White Oak "Akashi" Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Located in the town of Akashi, near the famed city of Kobe in Japan, White Oak distillery has been in operation since 1919; although very few Americans are familiar with the whisky. Owned by Eigashima, it is actually the oldest operating distillery in Japan, having received its license four years before Yamazaki produced any whisky, despite the fact that it would be another forty years before they actually used it. The single malt whisky has no age statement, but has plenty of rich malty flavor and a supple fruited character that should please fans of th ... 


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Izumibashi Kuro Tombo Kimoto Sake (720ml)

A truly unique expression of the terroir of Kanagawa Prefecture. The Izumibashi Brewery is one of just a handful of producers who grow, mill and brew 100% of their own sake. Made in the very oldest traditional Kimoto method, The Kuro Tombo is a true product of place. Utilizing natural koji & yeast, the Kimoto process gives this special sake a character specific character that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. The Hashi Family controls the process from the seed to bottle and uses water from the Izumi River to irrigate the fields as well as brew this spe ... 


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Kaiyo "The Single" 7 Year Old Mizunara Oak Finished Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Kaiyo has been a huge success with their negociant, no age statement blended whiskey bottlings. Now they introduce Kaiyo "The Single" 7 year old whiskey. This beautiful malt is made in Japan, double matured in aged bourbon barrels, and finished for 6 months on a rocking ship in Mizunara oak. The ship's motion extracts every bit of extra flavor from the extremely expensive Ariake Mizunara oak barrels. Made on a Coffey still, this malt drinks somewhere between Suntory's Toki and Nikka's Coffey Malt with the added complexity, fruitiness, and herbal notes of ... 


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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. (DB, Fall 2015)" 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The name of this whisky ... 


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Kujira Ryukyu 20 Year Old "Bourbon Cask" Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Founded in 1952, Kumesen Syuzo produces a distilled spirit known as Awamori that is made entirely with rice and is unique to the Okinawa islands of Japan. Typically aged for just a few years and consumed at lower proof, the distillery began experimenting with high proof aging in ex-bourbon casks in 1989. The result are stocks of extremely old single grain whisky. The age and the american oak set this whisy apart from most of the other rice whiskies on the market because both create a depth and complexity that are not present in the younger products. Stil ... 


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Nikka "Taketsuru" Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The luxe aroma mixes rich butterscotch and apple sweetness. On the palate, this whisky is light and gentle, interspersing fruit and smoke and finishing with a spark of cinnamon heat. Add a splash of water; recommended for sipping. (KN)" (03/2016) K&L Notes: 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 ... 


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Suntory "Hibiki Japanese Harmony" Japanese Whisky (1 bottle limit) (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The newest blended whisky offering from Hibiki is burnished gold in the glass and has a bold aroma that mixes vanilla, fresh pear and a hint of smoke. The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note. *Best of 2016* (KN)" (03/2016) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo shoot-like delicacy, then lemon. ... 


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Yamada Shoten " Everlasting Roots" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 900ml

This is truly old school brewery from Gifu prefecture was founded in 1868. They like to say "Nothing has changed from the beginning." One of the smallest breweries in Japan, they're making only a few thousand bottles a year and most of it is sold locally in large format. This is there "small size" - a still hefty 900ml. Without access to modern technology, the entire process is extremely labor intensive and slow. The locally procured rice is milled in house a practice which normally would never happen in a brewery this small. Yamada Shoten use a locally ... 


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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 putti ... 


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Tamagawa Kinsho "Heart of Gold" Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

Flagship sake from the Konoshita Brewery: "The most popular Tamagawa in the daiginjo range, and the first of our products ever to go overseas, chosen when it won double Gold Medals domestically and overseas in 2007. With a silky viscosity on the palate and rich aromatics, it is a full-flavored presence in the daiginjo class and an excellent food sake."


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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 ... 


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Shirataki Uonoma Noujun Junmai Sake (720ml)

Founded in 1855 in Niigata Prefecture, Shirataki Shuzo takes advantage of the pristine water sources around Echigo Yuzawa town. These waters are the result of abundant melting winters snows that then filter through a coal vein underneath the mountain on their way into the valley where the brewery is located. This is the foundation of Shirataki's artisinal sake. Uonoma Noujun is made from rice polished to 80% of its weight, and the resulting brew is aged for two years to develop a rich, savory flavor profile.


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Nakamura Nichiei "Glory of the Sun" Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

Situated near the base of the great Mount Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture, Nakamura Brewery was established in the early 1800s during the samurai heyday in culture-rich Kanazawa. Nakamura Brewery focuses on utilizing Noto region cultivated Yamada Nishiki and Gohyakumangoku sake rice. There commitment to quality is evident in the gorgeous Daiginjo they produce. This super dry and ultra textured daiginjo isn't as simple as some of its competitors but retains the exquisite elegance that the style is known for. Pungent aromas of ripe mellon, pear orchards an ... 


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Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Wine & Spirits: "*Year's Best Spirits 2016* While it may seem that our world is suddenly awash in Japanese single malts, the fact is that we’re already in a shortage. Last year, as demand continued to build for its limited stocks, Suntory took the age statement off its Hibiki, suggesting less of the precious older stocks were being used. This year, they’ve introduced Toki, a welcome addition to the portfolio. Whereas Hibiki is a burnished, complex sipper, Suntory’s latest release, Toki, is a light, bright, perky spirit with a surprising punch of flavor—a ... 


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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 t ... 


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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 ... 


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Bunraku Nihonjin No Wasuremono "The Forgotten Spirit" Yamahai Junmai Sake (300ml)

Bunraku brewery was founded in 1894 by Kamekichi Kitanishi upon discovering the distinctly hard water of the Arakawa River. Inspired by the trinity comprised of the chanter, puppeteer, and shamisen player in traditional Japanese Puppet Theater, Bunraku’s closely guarded recipes and time-honored methods of sake production focus on sake’s sacred trinity of ingredients: rice, water and koji. Their Yamahai utilizes traditional methods to harness the depth and complexity of the natural microbiom of the Kanto region. Crystal clear, vibrant, and full of aromat ... 


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Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Kaiyo is a negotiant bottler started by a drinks group led by former Asahi employee Mr. Watanabe. He was able to purchase "teaspooned" malt whisky barrels from an unnamed Japanese whisky supplier via his connections in the industry ("teaspooning" is when a distiller adds a teaspoon of another whisky into the barrel before selling it, thus preventing the purchaser from claiming it as a single malt from that distillery). The whiskies are purchased as teaspooned new make (unaged distillates) and then put into Japanese Mizunara oak barrels from Ariake, consi ... 


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Taka "Noble Arrow" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 720ml

The ultra well regarded Nagayam Honke Brewery in Yamaguchi prefecture has become one of the hottest brands in Japan. Toji Takashiro Nagayama took over as 4th generation President of the venerated and very traditional brewery in 2001, but Takashiro san isn't satisfied to rest on his laurels. Before taking over as Master Brewer, Takashiro san spent years making and falling in love with the wines of Burgundy. He worked with Philippe Pacalet and has a particular proclivity for Chablis. It is from this esthetic, an ideal of terroir, from which he creates his ... 


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Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu "Ten Thousands Ways" 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.


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Toshimaya Juemon Junmai Sake 720ml

The excellent Toshimaya brewer is Tokyo's oldest Sake perveyor of sake. Toshimaya Juemon, opened a sake store and tavern in 1596 in Kamakura on the shores of Sagami Bay. During the Edo era, Toshimaya became popular around selling local sake and serving food - essentially an early Izakaya bar. Toshimaya also sold empty sake barrels to miso paste shops and other customers, which gave the business an additional source of revenue. Toshimaya is said to be the first tavern in Japan. As the business expanded, Toshimaya began trading with the Tokugawa Shoguna ... 


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Kokuryu "Crystal Dragon" Tokusen Ginjo Sake 720ml

From the producer: “ 'If we make good sake, people will support it.' That’s been our motto since Kokuryu was founded in 1804 in the mountains of Fukui. It’s an ancient land, nestled between snowy peaks and the Sea of Japan, not far from the main Soto Zen temple Eihei-ji. From a long tradition of sake brewing, Kokuryu today stands as one of the region’s few survivors. We grow our own rice. We seek out special yeasts. And we strive for the best in brewing and maturation, hand-crafting only the highest-caliber sakes in small batches. Pure water is vital t ... 


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1990 Shinshu Mars Komagatake 27 Year Single Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The Mars distillery is very well regarded in Japan and is easily considered the "super third" after the famous Suntory and Nikka distilleries. They don't focus exclusively on traditional single malt and are prone to experiment. They only produce whisky in the winter months so production is very small. The Komagatake is their ultra-rare, four-barrel single malt. Three of the four barrels are from 1988 or earlier, while the fourth is from 1990. Only 1,286 bottles were produced, for which the distillery holds a lottery prior to release. This is the Japanese ... 


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Konteki "Tears of Dawn" Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

From the importer: "From one of Japan's smallest breweries, this Daiginjo is made with Japan's highest quality rice and local Fushimi mizu, the soft, pure water from Japan's Eastern Mountains. Highly-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka carefully works the naturally fertilized soils of his farm in eastern Tottori prefecture to grow some of Japan's best quality Yamada Nishiki, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice...The aromas of anise, banana, and a hint of sweet rice are quite complex. These same flavors come rushing through the full-bodied pala ... 


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Tozai "Snow Maiden" Tokubetso Junmai Nigori Sake 720ml (Unfiltered)

This is a fairly thick and chewy "nigorizake" (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. The aromas are bright and fresh and they show a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In the mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives the same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. The finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier nigori at this price. This maybe the ultimate food-friendly nigori.


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Matsui Shuzoten Matsuno Kotobuki Junmai Tochigi 14 Sake (720ml)

This Junmai is polished to 65%. Enticing aromatics of rich banana and apple. "Tochigi 14" Rice gives this rich, dry sake a plum and blood orange element with a hint of passion fruit.


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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 ... 


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Kimino Sparkling Ume Soda 250ml

Just three ingredients in this delicious new sparkling soda. Fresh ume juice, cane sugar and sparkling water. The water is some of Japan's finest from Aichi prefecture. Hand picked Ume. The cane sugar is organic. Nothing more nothing less. The Kimino brand follows the "Kanso Philosphy" removing anything that is not absolutely necessary. The goal is to bring more sustainable, healthier seasonal Japanese flavors to the world.


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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. The pot stills used to make this whisky were constructed in the '50s. The fat stills produce a very weighty and complex spirit that 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 experimenting with wine cask as well. Iwai has a richness and texture that many of the other ent ... 


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Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri "Mirror of Truth" Junmai Sake 300ml

The legendary Masumi Brewery in Nagano is widely considered one of the finest Sake operations in Japan. Founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa, the brewery committed to perfection and extreme attention to detail without giving up tradition. Their famous President Masaru Miyasaka and his prodigy brew master Chisato Kubota became famous for traveling across Japan like Buddhist monks in search of knowledge and truth in Sake production. Indeed, Kubota is responsible for discovering a new and highly prized yeast strain in 1946, forever cementing Masumi Brewery's ... 


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Miyasaka Yawaraka "Sake Matinée" Junmai Sake 720ml

Yawaraka’s mild 12% alcohol content makes it an easy-going companion to whatever emerges from the kitchen. Please do not agonize over food pairings with this sake. Yawaraka is more like a family friend, welcome at the table, always agreeable, good company glass after glass. This charming junmai, with its faint taste of wild plum, represents a new direction for Japanese brewers. It is smooth and gentle, with sweetness and acidity in finely etched balance. Ideal for lunchtime sake-sipping.


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White Oak Distillery Akashi Grain Whisky (750ml)

Located in the town of Akashi, near the famed city of Kobe in Japan, White Oak distillery has been in operation since 1919, although very few Americans are familiar with the whisky. Owned by Eigashima, it is actually the oldest operating distillery in Japan, having received its license four years before Yamazaki produced any whisky, despite the fact that it would be another forty years before they actually used it. The non-age statement (NAS) grain whisky is light and fruity with a classic malty profile and a round, supple finish.


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Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Cask Strength Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Kaiyo is a negotiant bottler started by a drinks group led by former Asahi employee Mr. Watanabe who was able to purchase "teaspooned" malt whisky barrels from an unnamed Japanese whisky supplier via his connections in the industry ("teaspooning" is when a distiller adds a teaspoon of another whisky into the barrel before selling it, thus preventing the purchaser from claiming it as a single malt from that distillery). The whiskies are purchased as teaspooned new make (unaged distillates) and then put into Japanese Mizunara oak barrels from Ariake, consi ... 


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Suntory Roku Japanese Gin

George Koutsakis writes: ""On the nose, the initial burst of yuzu is followed closely by buttery pastries and walnuts. Roku eases smoothly on to the palate delivering abundant citrus, butter, toffee, and a hint of juniper, which is joined by pepper to bring a satisfying, spicy finish. A very worthy 'protagonist' of the Japanese gin movement."


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Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Now a hugely welcome part of the core range, this whisky—made in Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery—uses 100% malted barley as its base. The nose is all tinned peach, tropical fruit juice, and baked banana, with a surprising green celery note, coconut, and sherbet. The palate is silky, with some chocolate, biscuity oak, and orange blossom honey. Water brings those green notes forward to add freshness to the peach cobbler sweetness. The grain revolution builds. (DB, Fall 2014)" K&L Notes: Finally here! You've tasted the amazing N ... 


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Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu Sake 720ml

A slightly fortified, unpasteurized, undiluted cask strength sake that provides full, rich flavor.


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