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TYPES OF SAKE

JUNMAI
Composed of rice, water, and culture; no other ingredients or additives, such as alcohol or sugar, are added.

TOKUBETU-JUNMAI
Junmai made from highly polished rice (40% or more).

GINJO
Made from premium ingredients using rice polished 40% or more for Ginjo, and 50% or more for Dai-Ginjo, and employing a special treatment process.

NAMA
Unpasteurized.

NIGORI
Unfiltered, with a milky white appearance.

KIMOTO & YAMAHAI
Both Kimotoand Yamahai sake employ the oldest system of sake making. The sake is rich, complex and deep.

HONJOZO
Alcohol is added to this sake during the brewing process, such as it is considered a fortified beverage. All Sho Chiku Bai sake produced in the U.S.A. are Junmai type that promises consistantly pure sake of high quality.

GENSHU
Genshu is undiluted sake. After filteration, sake has an alcohol content of around 19%. Most sake on the market has been diluted with water to 12-16%. Genshu is full-bodied and has a rich taste.

 

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Mix and Match any 12 bottles from 300ml to 750ml products* to count as a case, then receive 10% OFF!
*Exclude Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo & Sho Chiku Bai Antique Junmai DaiGinjo.

"A brewer's art made from superior rice and pure water with traditional craft and modern technology" 

Takara has been a leading producer of Sake in Japan for more than 150 years. Takara Sake USA, established in Berkeley in 1982, uses pure snow melt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and superior rice from the fertile Sacramento Valley to make a Sake worthy of the Takara mark.

"Sho Chiku Bai" is Takara's main brand of Sake in Berkeley as well as Japan. It’s high quality and superior taste has made it the best-selling Sake in the United States — America’s favorite.

300ml - 750ml Bottles

SHO CHIKU BAI › Junmai Dai-Ginjo, 720ml
The Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo is the first DaiGinjo sake made by 100% American Yamadanishiki rice.
$50.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Antique Junmai Dai-Ginjo, 720ml
An extra-premium sake made from a superior quality of highly polished rice.
$60.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Classic, 750ml
Our flagship sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Save 10%!
$6.50
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SHIRAKABE GURA › Tokubetsu Junmai, 720ml
From the award wining (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. Save 10%!
$18.00
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SHIRAKABE GURA › Tokubetsu Junmai, 300ml
From the award wining (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. Save 10%!
$9.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Tokubetsu Junmai, 720ml
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice. Save 10%!
$10.25
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Tokubetsu Junmai, 300ml
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice. Save 10%!
$4.75
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Extra Dry, 375ml
Extremely dry sake. Save 10%!
$4.25
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Organic Nama, 300ml
It's totally natural, made from OCIA certified organic rice. Save 10%!
$8.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Premium Ginjo, 300ml
Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake. Save 10%!
$7.50
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Rei - Junmai Ginjo Draft, 300ml
Bright aroma of premium Ginjo and fresh draft character in one bottle. Save 10%!
$8.25
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TAKARA › Sierra Cold, 300ml
Takara Sierra Cold is an innovation in sake brewing. Save 10%!
$5.75
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SHO CHIKU BAI-SHIRAKABEGURA › MIO Sparkling Sake, 750ml
Crafted in the traditional brewing style, with rice, water and Koji. Save 10%!
$22.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI-SHIRAKABEGURA › MIO Sparkling Sake, 300ml
Crafted in the traditional brewing style, with rice, water and Koji. Save 10%!
$11.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Nigori Créme de Sake, 300ml
This Nigori is slightly drier than Nigori Silky Mild. Save 10%!
$5.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Nigori Silky Mild, 750ml
Nigori is lightly filtered and is the sweetest of all our types of sake. Save 10%!
$7.25
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Nigori Silky Mild, 375ml
Nigori is lightly filtered and is the sweetest of all our types of sake. Save 10%!
$4.50
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"Ultimate Cooking Combo" TAKARA Mirin & Sho Chiku Bai Classic
"Buy these 3 items as a set for a special price!"
$18.00
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Legal Limit on Your Sake Purchase
Please note that we only ship alcoholic products to the following states: AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NV, NM, NY, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY. You must be 21 years or older in order to place orders. Non-alcohol merchandise can be shipped to any U.S. address. All products including alcohol and non-alcohol products are not shipped to outside of the U.S.A.

Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union
Takara Sake USA produces a variety of Sake and Mirin products that are certified "pareve" by Orthodox Union, the world's leading kosher certifying organization. To find an OU approved item, just look for the "Kosher (OU)" statement appearing to the right of any certified product.
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