Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai

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UPC: 086395 508109
Brewed in: Nada, Hyogo, Japan
ABV: 15.5%
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
SMV: 2
Sulfite Free Gluten Free

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If you want to find a perfect example of sake from the famed Nada region in Kobe, we suggest trying award winning Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai. This smooth, complex, nuanced full body sake is delicious and approachable. The Tokubetsu Junmai type sake displays a wide range of flavors depending on whether you serve it warmed or at room temperature. Either option will give you an enjoyably complex yet smooth, umami focused blend that will linger on your taste buds. Indulge in Tokubetsu sake after work, as a pleasant accompaniment to a light dinner or snack or to finish off a pleasant evening with friends.

The flavors and aromas of this sake change substantially with temperature but remain complex and nuanced. When warmed to 100º -104º F., it is savory and full-bodied, with aromas and flavors of white mushroom, bran, salted cucumber and umami, balanced by subtle hints of banana and white flowers. This award winning sake is great for serving chilled or warmed.

At room temperature, this sake’s fruity aspects become more pronounced, with notes of melon, cream and lightly salted cucumber peel. When chilled, the aroma is fresh, with the scents of green apple and fennel joined on the palate by the flavors of watermelon rind, cucumber and mineral.

Behind the Japanese Tradition of Sake

Sake is a rice wine made from fermented rice. The beverage first rose to prominence in Japanese culture during the Imperial Court more than 1,000 years ago. The court would enjoy sake during rituals and special celebrations.

Eventually, the Japanese began serving sake at other times as well, and so did the rest of the world. Once sake was introduced to the West, it became a sought-after enjoyment. Today, Takara Sake USA Inc. has become the United States' premiere store for sake.

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Our Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai sake is one of many imported sakes offered by Takara Sake USA. We have sake that will appeal to everyone. Some other benefits include:

  • Our Shirakabegura brewery is one of the highest regarded sake breweries located in the heartland of sake, Nada, Japan. It has been celebrated with the 13-years consecutive gold awards.
  • We use exclusively premium ingredients like Gohyakumangoku rice, a well known sake-specific rice in Japan, and known for producing excellent koji, and promising sake with a delicate, rich in umami, clean finish.
  • We use Miyamizu water for production. This is an exceptionally pure but unique mineral combination (semi-hard water) that enhances the growth of yeast producing great tasting sake.

Indulge in a high-quality drink from Takara Sake USA today simply because you deserve a bottle of Shirakabegura Tokubetsu Junmai sake.

Taste Profile

Hot Cold Room Temp










Complex, balanced and elegant with fine texture

Pairing Suggestions

The complexity, full body and fine, silky texture of Tokubetsu Junmai sake make it enjoyable to drink on its own. It pairs very well with most mildly flavored foods, including steamed or grilled white fish, white pizza, sushi, linguini with clams, savory custards, and snacks such as popcorn. A savory cheese, like gouda, will also work very well.

Wine Comparisons

Minerally, lightly fruited white wines with medium body, or red Burgundy
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