Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry

Product UPCs
086395 092400 (1.5 L)
086395 092103 (18 L)

Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry


18 L

What is dry sake? This unique type of beverage is the opposite of sweet sake. Like with traditional wine, sake that doesn't have a fruity or sugary flavor is dubbed "dry." You can enjoy dry and clean sake with a range of different meals or start your evening off with a glass of our Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry. It will leave your palate ready for a heavier meal without weighing you down. As a result, you can enjoy the unique taste of sake with a more savory flavor.

Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry Junmai is a traditional Junmai sake but with very little sweetness. This gives it a lighter, crisper mouthfeel and a clean finish. This, along with its gently savory palate, makes it a good food-pairing sake and also an excellent ingredient in cocktails and is a great choice of sake served chilled or warmed.

At any temperature, this sake has a core of savory mineral. When warm, aromas and flavors include salted rice, bran, sourdough bread, and parmesan cheese. The warmth also provides a rounder mouthfeel and wonderful expansion of body.

At room temperature or chilled, flavors of mineral and lightly toasted sourdough bread emerge, with a touch of salted butter, green almonds, spice, and warm rice.

Sake: A Japanese Tradition Dating Back Centuries

You have to go back more than 1,000 years to find the origins of sake in Japan. The beverage originated as a novelty brought out to celebrate at weddings and mourn at funerals. It was especially popular during the time of the Imperial Court.

Over the decades, the Japanese began to indulge in sake during the rest of the year as well. It was no longer limited to special events, and its popularity spread to the West. Today, sake has legions of fans abroad, including in the United States, where Takara Sake USA Inc. has become the number one sake store.

Buy Our SHO CHIKU BAI Extra Dry Today

The unique flavor of sake has made it an in-demand beverage. We match that demand by producing our products efficiently, relying on new technology to update our brewing methods. But at its heart, our sake making remains similar to how our ancestors began brewing so many years ago. The benefits of choosing our sake include:

  • High-quality ingredients, such as premium rice sourced from the Sacramento Valley and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • A huge selection encompassing the best dry sakes and more
  • Dietary considerations, with each bottle of our sake being gluten-free and sulfite-free

Sampling our sake will give you a new appreciation for Japanese culture. Enjoy our alternative to beer and wine — order your bottle of extra dry sake today.

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Kosher Certified Sulfite Free Gluten Free

Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
Alcohol: 15%
Type: Junmai
Rice: Calrose
Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
SMV: +7

Sho Chiku Bai Extra Dry

Taste Profile


Light, crisp, dry, savory, with focused minerality

Recommended Temperature

Pairing Suggestions

Extra Dry Junmai goes well with traditional Spanish tapas such as green olives, Marcona almonds, dry and mild white cheeses, thinly sliced ham, croquetas and fried potatoes. It also complements tempura, grilled calamari and chicken breast. In addition, Extra Dry Junmai works well as an appealing substitute for vermouth in a martini.

Wine Comparisons

Very dry, medium-bodied Italian red wines or Fino Sherry


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Legal Limit on Your Sake Purchase

You must be 21 years or older in order to place orders. Adult signature required upon delivery of all alcohol products.

We are currently shipping sake to the following states:

  • All Sake: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OR, SC, VA, WI, & WY
  • Domestic Sake Only: AZ, CO, CT, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MD, MI, MO, NY, PA, TX, & WA
  • No products can be shipped outside of the U.S.A. 

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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.