Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai

Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai


Tokubetsu Junmai,
720 ML

It is rich in umami, particularly when served warm, with the GinJikomi production style providing subtle, fruity flavors.

Served warm, this premium Junmai sake presents with aromas of warmed buckwheat, spice, damp wood and hot, briny water. Flavors of dried mushroom, spice and dashi prevail. As the sake cools, the flavor focus evolves toward a suggestion of wheat toast, accented by melon and salted Asian pear.

Served chilled, aromas and flavors of less intensity and a different character emerge; the sake becomes slightly fuller, with aromas and flavors of mineral, vanilla, custard, cinnamon, fresh dough and toasted rice.

Kosher Certified Sulfite Free Gluten Free

Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
Alcohol: 15%
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
Rice: Calrose
Rice Polishing Ratio: 60%
SMV: +3

Sho Chiku Bai Tokubetsu Junmai

Taste Profile


Juicy, umami-rich, flavors of savory bread

Recommended Temperature

Pairing Suggestions

Tokubetsu Junmai is very good on it’s own—warmed or chilled. When warmed or served at room temperature it pairs well with mildly seasoned, savory dishes such as mushroom quiche, grilled eel (without sauce), miso soup and roast chicken. Served at room temperature, it harmonizes well with blue cheese and moderately flavored, aged, white cheeses such as cheddar and gruyere. Served chilled, this sake complements delicate savory items, grilled chicken breast, sheep gouda, young gruyere cheese, and very creamy, mild cheeses such as Brillat Savarin.

Wine Comparisons

Dry, medium-bodied white, such as sur lie-aged whites from Burgundy and Chinon, or savory Pinot Noir from France and Germany


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Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union

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