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TYPES OF SAKE

JUNMAI
Literally means “pure rice”: it is composed of rice, water, koji and yeast. This traditional style of sake was mastered by the end of the 17th century and is generally rich in umami and complex in flavor. It is considered versatile because of its wider range of serving temperatures.

TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Meaning “special Junmai sake” and it is created with rice that is polished to at least 60%. The use of sake-specific rice or other use of legally recognized special production method would be labeled Tokubetsu. The sake has a gentle taste and a soft texture.

JUNMAI GINJO
This style is characterized by a bright aroma, fruity tastes and delicate body. Classified as sake made from rice polished down to at least 60% and often employing a special process including lower-temperature fermentation and special strains of yeast. The term “Junmai” is used to differentiate between “pure rice” sake and sake with brewer’s alcohol added.

JUNMAI DAIGINJO
Dai means great, hence, “Great Ginjo.” Daiginjo is made from rice polished down to at least 50% or less and also fermented in lower-temperature for a long period of time. It often use sake-specific rice. The term “Junmai” is used to differentiate between “pure rice” sake and sake with brewer��s alcohol added.

NAMA
Unpasteurized.

NIGORI
Unfiltered (coarsely filtered) sake, with a milky white appearance.

KIMOTO
Kimoto represent the most traditional method of sake making, perfected in the 17th century. It uses a fermentation starter that employs the laborious task of pounding streamed rice into a paste. It is known to display complex but well-balanced flavors, with enhanced umami and acidity.

YAMAHAI
This type of sake making evolved from the Kimoto method was discovered in 1909 by scientists. It is known for developing complexity and deep flavors equal to Kimoto style sake.

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

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SPECIAL DAIGINJO SET THUMBNAIL
October 1st is Sake Day! We are celebrating the entire month of October with this special set of Junmai Daiginjo – at a special price!
$120.00 $100.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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VIRTUAL SAKE TASTING > VARIETY SAKE SET THUMBNAIL
Taste a wide range of our Sho Chiku Bai brand sake brewed in Berkeley, CA. Register for Zoom sake tasting session! This set price includes lecture fee.
$50.00
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Junmai Daiginjo, 720ml THUMBNAIL
The Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo is the first DaiGinjo sake made by 100% American Yamadanishiki rice.
*excluded from all sales
$70.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Yamadanishiki (U.S.)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 45%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
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SHO CHIKU BAI > REI Junmai Daiginjo, 300ml THUMBNAIL
Greatest food paring Junmai DaiGinjo you have ever encountered.
$11.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA › Junmai Daiginjo, 640ml THUMBNAIL
From the award winning Shirakabe Gura brewery. *Shipping restriction applies.
$50.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
SMV: ±0
Rice Polishing Ratio: 45%
Acidity: 1.0
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 640ml*,78,300ml,109
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA › Junmai Daiginjo, 300ml THUMBNAIL
From the award winning (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. *Shipping restriction applies.
$23.00
Type: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
SMV: ±0
Rice Polishing Ratio: 45%
Acidity: 1.5
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 640ml,78,300ml*,109
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA › Kimoto Junmai, 640ml THUMBNAIL
From the award winning (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. *Shipping restriction applies.
$25.00
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
SMV: +2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Acidity: 1.2
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 640ml*,79,300ml,110
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA › Kimoto Junmai, 300ml THUMBNAIL
From the award winning (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. *Shipping restriction applies.
$13.00
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
SMV: +2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Acidity: 1.2
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 640ml,79,300ml*,110
Import Ship Limit: Yes
Pickup Location Info
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA › Yamahai Junmai, 300ml THUMBNAIL
From the award winning (13 consecutive years) Shirakabe Gura brewery from Japan. *Shipping restriction applies.
$13.00
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15.5%
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
SMV: +2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Acidity: 1.5
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
Available Sizes: 300ml*,125
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHO > Junmai Ginjo, 720ml THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$18.95
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -1
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHO > Junmai Organic, 720ml THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$19.95
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai (Organic)
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose (Organic)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHO > Ginjo Nigori, 720ml THUMBNAIL
Premium sake for ultimate satisfaction.
$18.95
Type: Ginjo Nigori (Unfiltered)
Alcohol: 14%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: -14
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Kinpaku Tokubetsu Junmai, 1.8L THUMBNAIL
With gold flakes makes an outstanding choice for festive occasions. *Shipping restriction applies.
$38.00
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Japanese varietal
Brewed in: Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan
SMV: +2
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Acidity: 1.6
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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"SHO CHIKU BAI SHO Tasting Flight Set" > 3 types of SHO and original 3 glass flight set THUMBNAIL
"Excellent way for sampling different types of sake"
$77.85 $70.95
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SHO CHIKU BAI SHIRAKABEGURA>Premium Sake Selection, 300ml x 3 THUMBNAIL
"Excellent way for sampling different types of sake" *Shipping restriction applies.
$49.00
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Import Ship Limit: Yes
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"Pick Your Own Set" > 300ml SAKE x 3 with 2 cold sake glasses THUMBNAIL
Customize the gift set with your favorite bottles! Price varies depending on your combination. *Import item shipping restriction might apply, depends on your choice.
$34.75
SHO CHIKU BAI › Classic Junmai, 1.5L Gift Cask THUMBNAIL
The most traditional style sake.
2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal
$39.50
Type: Junmai
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 6
Available Sizes: 18L,4,1.5L,6,1.5L Cask*,5,750ml,2,180ml Case,117
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Premium Ginjo, 300ml THUMBNAIL
Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake.
$8.25
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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SHO CHIKU BAI › Organic Nama, 300ml THUMBNAIL
It's totally natural, made from OCIA certified organic rice.
$9.00
Type: Junmai (Organic) (Nama)
Alcohol: 15%
Rice: Calrose (Organic)
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
SMV: +3
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
Kosher: Yes
Sulfite Free: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Buy a Case: 12
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