Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo

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UPC: 086395 606003
Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
ABV: 15.0%
Rice: Calrose
Rice Polishing Ratio: 50%
SMV: 3
Kosher Certified Sulfite Free Gluten Free

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  • All Sake: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OR, SC, VA, & WY
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  • No products can be shipped outside of the U.S.A. 

Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union

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This dry, delicate and fruity sake features a smooth, silky texture, tinged with aromas and flavors of pear, melon, honeysuckle, custard, and nutmeg. The finish is clean and refreshing with an emerging taste of lightly salted fruit. This sake is compared to Pinot Blanc of medium-bodied, fruity, and soft.

In 1992, Takara introduced the first ginjo sake made in the USA, Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo. This junmai ginjo sake is brewed in Berkeley with Calrose polished to 50%. Since then, it remains one of the top-selling junmai ginjo sake in the US.

Behind the Japanese Tradition of Sake

Whether you already love Ginjo sake or you're tasting it for the first time, you should know something about the history of this distinct beverage. Sake is a rice wine with roots in Japan. It has been produced for more than 1,000 years. The Japanese brought the tradition to the Imperial Court, where the drink was served on special occasions for centuries. Eventually, sake made its way into everyday life, and it expanded around the world. Today, Americans love Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo and other kinds of sake.

Purchase Premium Junmai Ginjo Sake From Takara Sake USA Inc.

Takara has been making sake in the United States since 1983. Our form of production includes a nod to tradition combined with new technologies that make the fermentation and creation of this high-quality beverage possible. We rely on the best ingredients for our Ginjo sake, like rice sourced from the Sacramento Valley. Other benefits of ordering from us include the following:

  • All bottles produced domestically are kosher.
  • We do not put sulfites or gluten in our beverages.
  • Our affordable prices will fit into your budget.

Our sake makes a regular day into a special day. Buy a bottle of our Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo sake today, and enjoy a drink after a long day of work. You deserve it.

Taste Profile

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Delicately fruity and dry

Pairing Suggestions

This sake is good on its own, as an aperitif, or paired with delicate foods such as white tuna, scallops, steamed cod, fresh Kumamoto oysters or Amaebi sushi. It is also a good accompaniment to brie and other mild, white, creamy cheeses.

Wine Comparisons

Medium-bodied, fruity, soft white wines such as Pinot Blanc
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