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Please note that we only ship alcoholic products to the following states: AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, 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.


 

"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.



SHO CHIKU BAI Classic

SHO CHIKU BAI Classic

 

Type: Junmai

 

The most traditional style sake, it pairs perfectly with mildly seasoned dishes.

2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal

Kosher (OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Classic Light

SHO CHIKU BAI Classic Light

 

Type: Junmai

 

Containing less alcohol than Sho Chiku Bai Classic, this sake pairs perfectly with mildly seasoned dishes.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Extra Dry

SHO CHIKU BAI Extra Dry

 

Type: Junmai

 

Extremely dry sake. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Tokubetsu Junmai

SHO CHIKU BAI Tokubetsu Junmai

 

Type: Tokubetsu Junmai

 

This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice. It is a well-balanced Junmai-shu with an exceptionally smooth texture. The Silver Medal winner of the 2007 U.S. Sake Appraisal.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Tokubetsu Junmai Kinpaku

SHO CHIKU BAI Tokubetsu Junmai Kinpaku

 

Type: Tokubetsu Junmai

 

Well-balanced Junmai-shu with gold flakes makes an outstanding choice for festive occasions.

 

 

KOSHU Masamune

KOSHU Masamune

 

Type: Junmai

 

Well-balanced, traditional sake. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

TAKARA Masamune

TAKARA Masamune

 

Type: Junmai

 

Well-balanced, traditional sake. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Ginjo

SHO CHIKU BAI Ginjo

 

Type: Junmai Ginjo

 

Ginjo is a special reserve, connoisseur class of sake. Highly polished rice and a distinctive strain of yeast are used to create a silky-smooth, rich texture and an appealing, fruity flavor.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

TAKARA Sierra Cold

TAKARA Sierra Cold

 

Type: Junmai Ginjo

 

Takara Sierra Cold is an innovation in sake brewing with only 12% alcohol, using a specially developed yeast. The result is a light and refreshing Ginjo type sake.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Antique

SHO CHIKU BAI Antique

 

Type: Junmai Dai-Ginjo

 

An extra premium sake made from a superior quality of highly polished rice that produces an exceptionally smooth taste with an aroma that hints of fruits and flowers.

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Nama

SHO CHIKU BAI Nama

 

Type: Junmai Nama

 

Nama is a draft-style sake that is not heat pasteurized but rather micro-filtered. A bold and refreshing flavor with a fruity aroma is a distinctive character of Nama.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Organic Nama

SHO CHIKU BAI Organic Nama

 

Type: Junmai Nama

 

It's totally natural, made from OCIA certified organic rice harvested in the Sacramento Valley. This Ginjo grade sake is an elegant Nama with a soft texture.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI NigoriSilky Mild

SHO CHIKU BAI NigoriSilky Mild

 

Type: Junmai Nigori

 

Nigori is lightly filtered and is the sweetest of all our types of sake. With its pleasant sweetness and clean aftertaste, it pairs well with many types of foods.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI Nigori Cremè de Sake

SHO CHIKU BAI Nigori Cremè de Sake

 

Type: Junmai Nigori

 

This Nigori is slightly drier than Nigori Silky Mild. Its extremely smooth texture and rich flavor makes this sake a great aperitif and an ambrosia after dinner drink.

Kosher(OU)

 

 

SHIRAKABE GURA Tokubetsu Junmai

SHIRAKABE GURA Tokubetsu Junmai

 

Type: Tokubetsu Junmai

 

This Tokubetsu Junmai is meticulously brewed using highly acclaimed pure water, Miyamizu, and stringently selected rice. The character of this sake is well balanced and complex, crisp finish. The Shirakabe Gura brewery has received the Gold Medal of the Japan Sake Appraisal for 10 consecutive years since 2004.

 

 

MIO Sparkling Sake (by Shirakabe Gura-Sho Chiku Bai)

MIO Sparkling Sake (by Shirakabe Gura-Sho Chiku Bai)

 

Type: Sparkling Sake

 

Refreshing, fruity and unique sweet aroma. Crafted in the traditional brewing style, with rice, water and Koji. http://www.shirakabegura-mio.jp/english/

 

 

Sho Chiku Bai Rei

Sho Chiku Bai Rei

 

Type: Junmai Ginjo Nama

 

Bright aroma of premium Ginjo and fresh draft character in one bottle.

Kosher (OU)

 

 

SHO CHIKU BAI CLASSIC (Eto label)

SHO CHIKU BAI CLASSIC (Eto label)

 

Type: Junmai

 

The most traditional style sake, it pairs perfectly with mildly seasoned dishes. 2011 Gold Award winner at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal

 

 

Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo

Sho Chiku Bai Junmai DaiGinjo

 

Type: Junmai DaiGinjo

 

The Sho Chiku Bai DaiGinjo is the first DaiGinjo sake produced with Yamadanishiki rice harvested in the American soil.

 

 

 
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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