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Sake, called "Nihonshu" in Japanese, is the emblematic alcoholic beverage in the country of the rising sun. Sake is produced from the fermentation of rice and contains about 15% of alcohol. Japanese sake is a refined drink, to be enjoyed fresh or sometimes heated, as an aperitif or during the meal. It accompanies Japanese food, of course, but also goes perfectly with modern Western cuisine, and becomes a very interesting component when used in sake based cocktails.

Different categories of sake :

  Junmaï Sakes

  Ginjo Sakes

  Daïginjo Sakes
  Kimoto Yamahaï Sakes

  Nigori Nama Happo Sakes

  Koshu Sakes

  Honjozo Sakes

  Small format Sakes

  Exceptionnal Series



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  • Junmai Sakes

    The Junmaï sakes are rich and endowed with beautiful acidity.
    The rice of these sakes are polished up to 70%. They are the pure fruit of fermentation of rice by yeast and koji, as there is no distilled alcohol added. It is possible to serve junmaï sakes at different temperatures, cold, room temperature or hot.

    Choose a Junmaï
    If you're looking for a rather rich and expressive sake, a sake that's easy to drink. To serve all along the meal and, why not, at different temperatures, cool, room temperature, or as a hot sake.
  • Ginjo Sakes

    Ginjo sakes have light, floral, and fruity scents.
    In the mouth they are delicate, fragrant and complex. When it comes to Ginjo sakes, the rice is polished more than 60%. Special types of yeasts are used to ferment the rice, and all of this takes place at a very low temperature.

    Choose a Ginjo If you are looking for sake on floral and fruity notes.
    To enjoy as is, fresh or at room temperature, as an aperitif or during the meal, accompanied by a simple and refined cuisine.
  • Daiginjo Sakes

    Are you looking for a high-end product? It's here with this Daïginjo!
    Sakes of the utmost refinement, complex flavours, unmatched fragrances. In the case of daïginjo sakes, the rice is polished up to 50% minimum. Daïginjo is considered as the "grand cru" of every brewery!

    Choose a Daïginjo sake if you are looking for excellence with absolute refinement sake.
    To serve cold, jsut as a pure tasting experience or on a super delicate cuisine. Or even... to make a beautiful gift!
  • Kimoto Yamahai Sakes

    The Kimoto technique allows a natural development of the yeast that avoids the adding of lactic acids.
    It takes time to create a Kimoto sake; these sakes are therefore more powerful, with rustic flavours. In the process of sake, the brewers add lactic acid during the fermenting process to help the development of the yeast that needs this essential element. It's a habit that was introduced at the beginning of the 1900's.

     Choose a Kimoto / Yamahaï if you like powerful sakes, sometimes rustic, with a nice acidity. Sake to accompany rich cuisine, dishes with sauce, or strong cheeses.
  • Nigori Nama Happo Sakes

    Namazake sake is an unpasteurized sake; Nigorizake is an unfiltered sake.
    These are amazing sakes, full of freshness, and are comparable to natural wines! Under the tongue there are unique notes of ferments. Exclusive sensations to this type of sake. Beware, they are to be drunk soon after opening.

    Choose a Nama sake, or Happo, if you're ready to discover the lively, sometimes breezy or sparkling side of this type of sake. For nigori, you will have something very rich, not always easy to marry with a dish, but can work wonderfully when the pairing is a success. Try with desserts!
  • Koshu sakes

    Koshu sakes are aged in casks or vats for at least 3 years.
    Although it is often assumed that sake is best drunk fresh, Koshu is far from just a curiosity, and a few breweries are making a real specialty of that technique. We have here high quality products, smooth sakes, with complex notes of ripe fruit, cooked fruits, with notes of fino or rancio wine. 

    Choose a Koshu sake if you like full-bodied sakes, complex notes of ripe fruit, cooked and jammy fruits, Fino or Rancio notes. These are quite unconventional and rare sakes.
  • Honjozo Sakes

    For the production of Honjozo sake, the rice is milled up to 70% minimum. 
    0it's possible to add alcohol at the end of fermentation. Honjozo sake is a rather dry sake, pleasant and esay to drink. It can be drunk at any occasion, and is perfect to drink as a heated sake. It is up to you to define the perfect temperature for a hot sake.

  • Small Size

    Multiply your pleasurable tasting experiences with these smaller size sake bottles.
    Choose and combine according to your desires, and benefit from these smaller formats; and their attractive prices to open up the doors to your first sake tasting journey. These sake bottles of 18 or 30ml are ideal in quantity to share or to enjoy during a meal for two. 

  • Exceptionnal Series

    The most beautiful cuvées
    Find in this category the most prestigious sakes from some of the best breweries in Japan. The ultra high-end Japanese sakes, to discover on special occasions or to do prestigious gifts.

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<p style="text-align: justify;">Made from Yamadanishiki rice polished at the level of 50%, we discover a sake overflowing flavors with notes of melon and banana. A complex sake, very interesting in pure tasting. With a moderate acidity, it is recommended to taste between 8°C and room temperature, with raw ham!<br /><br /><strong>Fruity and rich</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">蒲原 純米吟醸 下越酒造(新潟県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 16.5% vol. </span></p>

35,50 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Taruzake sake, that is to say a sake matured few months in special wooden barrel. Here is a very special tree that is used, the Yoshino Sugui, found only in the Nara region. Sake is imbued with the flavor of the wood, which gives it very fresh notes and a mineral mouth feel.<br /><br /><strong>Fresh, mineral</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">菊正宗 純米樽酒 菊正宗酒造(兵庫県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">30cl - alc. 15% vol.</span></p>

11,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A beautiful mineral taste in your mouth with a touch of sweetness. A light and balanced sake that allows it to go with many different dishes, such as fish or meat. A lovely sake to whet your appetite.<br /><br /><strong>Light and well balanced</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">やまとしずく 純米吟醸 秋田清酒(秋田県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 14.1% vol.</span></p>

38,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A nigori type of sake which means unfiltered. It holds a sweet and creamy texture, marked by its notes of rice and the sweetness of the starch.<br /><br /><strong>Sweet and creamy<br /><br /></strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">白川郷 純米吟醸ささにごり 三輪酒造(岐阜県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">30cl - alc. 14.8% vol. </span></p>

11,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A smooth and fruity sake obtained by the combination of three cuvées. Ideal for a first contact with Japanese sake. Round and sweet, to drink very fresh. A sake ideal for the aperitif. <br /><br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Sake produced in France, Brasserie Les Lames du Levant</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;"> <br />Tamasakae japanese rice polished up to 70% </span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">75cl - alc. 15.7% vol.</span></p>

28,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">Sparkling (not nigori but gas added) and refreshing fruity and sweet aroma. Mio contains only 5% alcohol and is produced in the traditional style brewery, with rice, water and Koji. Mio is best enjoyed chilled, as an aperitif or with the dessert. It is rather light with only 5% alcohol. Her bubbly side gives it a wonderful freshness!<br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">澪 スパークリング 宝酒造(京都府)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">15cl - alc. 5% vol. </span></p>

11,00 €
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<p style="text-align: justify;">A first touch of acidity for a lively sake, fleshy and balanced. Straight body and finally slightly sodic, long and persistent to associate with ham and other products of the French terroirs. <br /><br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Sake produced in France, Brasserie Les Lames du Levant</strong> </span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;"><br />Japanese rice Tamasakae polished to 70% </span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">75cl - alc . 17.2% vol.</span></p>

28,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">Lot of freshness for this sake, on green wood feelings, flowers and ripe fruit. Clear and elegant finish.<br />Garyubai is to be enjoyed fresh, ideally on delicate flavors dishes on which its floral and fruity side will be able to express themselves, while giving freshness.<br /><br /><br /><strong>A strong character rather mineral and dry</strong> <br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">臥龍梅 純米吟醸 三和酒造(静岡県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 17% vol.</span></p>

36,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A great classic from the Takara brand. Takara Sierra only contains 12% alcohol. It is made thanks to a special yeast that was developed especially for it. The result is a Ginjo sake that is light and refreshing.<br /><br /><strong>A great classic from Takara</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">シエラ・コールド 純米吟醸 宝酒造(京都府)</span></p>

10,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">Ryorishu sake was specially developed for cooking by Asahara Shuzo Brewery. In general, cooking sakes are industrial products, rather dry, and with little alcohol content. Ryorishu is produced on the same technical basis as the high-end sake of the brewery. <br /><br /><strong>Very concentrated in amino acids and therefore a powerful umami! </strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">すてきな料理酒 麻原酒造(埼玉県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - Alc. 15% Vol.</span></p>

18,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">It’s very expressive on the nose, with fruity notes (apples, pears) , a rich sake with great acidity and a long lingering taste in the mouth. A very qualitative Junmai, that will pleasantly surprise you as it tends more towards the notes of a Ginjo.<br /><br /><strong>A very rich Junmai with accents of Ginjo</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">黒牛 純米 名手酒造(和歌山県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">30cl - alc. 15.6% vol.</span></p>

12,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">Long finish with subtle notes of fruits and a nice minerality. Rihaku Shuzo brewery uses the excellent Yamadanishiki sake rice for its production, already a sign of quality. A sake to be tasted 8°C or at room temperature.<br /><br /><strong>A fresh and sharp sake</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">李白 純米吟醸 李白酒造(島根県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 15.2% vol.</span></p>

36,00 €

<p>A sake with a floral nose, very pleasant with notes of citrus fruits. First impression in mouth is the quality of water, with a little acidic feeling, still on the sweetness of fruits (pineapple, pear). It is also a namazake, ie unpasteurized, bringing a lot of freshness. <br /><br /><strong>A fruity sake, low acid and thirst-quenching. </strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">龍神 純米大吟醸 生詰 龍神酒造(群馬県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - Alc. 16% Vol. </span></p>

52,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">If you want to perfect your knowledge of sake technical vocabulary, Born Muroka is then perfect. This is certainly the sake whose name is the longest in the world as it is: Junmai, Daiginjo, Yamahai, Nakadori, muroka, nama, Genshu ... phew! (for details, visit the page "different types of sake").<br /><br /><strong>Lots of fragrances, a deep sake</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">梵 無濾過純米大吟醸生原酒 加藤吉平商店(福井県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 14.5%vol. </span></p>

47,00 €

<p>Made with a very special brewing technique at with fermentation at a low temperature and much longer than usual. When tasting it we find a sake with light traits.<br /><br /><strong>Light and yet at the same time rich and tasty<br /><br /></strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">菊水 純米吟醸 菊水酒造(新潟県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">30cl - alc. 15.5% vol.<strong><br /><br /></strong></span></p>

11,00 €
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<p style="text-align: justify;">Asahi Shuzo is one of the largest brewery in Niigata region, but it has maintained very good quality stadards of its products. Undoubtedly one of the most famous Kura in Japan, among the generation of Kura which have massively developed simultaneously with the Japanese economy.<br /><br /><strong>Discrete, easy to drink</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">久保田千寿 旭酒造(新潟県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 15.5% vol. </span><strong><br /></strong></p>

29,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">With fruity notes of melon. Dry and delicate at the same time, it has nice perfumes of rice and fruits. Perfect with sashimi or grilled fish.<br /><br /><strong>Dry and delicate at the same time</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">ほまれ麒麟 純米大吟醸 下越酒造(新潟県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl alc. 15.6% vol.</span></p>

38,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">EU is a accesible junmai-dai-ginjo. Brewed from a grain of rice polished up to 50% from its original weight, it's a nihonshu sake of great refinement. Marked by notes of flowers and green apples, Dassaï EU50 is the ideal introduction to one of the great sake houses at the moment.<br /><br /><strong>Delicate, floral, fruity<br /><br /></strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">獺祭 50 旭酒造(山口県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">30cl - alc. 16% vol.</span></p>

15,00 €
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<p style="text-align: justify;">This saké is produced by low temperature fermentation in order to give an easy to drink product. The nose is fresh, light, similar to the one of Ginjo sakes. Mouth is sharp and round, well balanced, full of smoothness, and with a nice umami. An ideal sake to accompany your meals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #9b9b9b;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Neat and well banced</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">裏・雅山流 楓華 新藤酒造店(山形県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 14.5% vol. </span></span><strong><br /></strong></span></p>

35,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">A sake with a rather light nose, a glimpse of perfumes developoing in mouth. It is creamy, silky, soft, with a good acidity balancing the finish on beautiful sensations of sharpness. A floral Tokubetsu Junmaï comparable to some beautiful Ginjo. <br /><br /><strong>Floral, light, a beautiful junmaï comparable to some Ginjo sakes. </strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">香田 白嶺酒造(京都府)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - Alc. 14.5% Vol. </span></p>

39,00 €

<p>A sake made from 50% polished Yamadanishiki rice and a combination of yeasts, the no.9, plus a yeast "house" developed specifically to generate beautiful fruity and floral aromas, very popular in Japan right now. <br /><br /><strong>At the same time floral, fruity and full-bodied, the spearhead of Tatenokawa</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">楯野川主流 純米大吟醸 楯の川酒造(山形県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 15.5% vol.</span></p>

43,00 €

<p>The brewery Imadashuzo Hoten uses a very special rice for the production of this sake, the Hattanso rice, an ancient variety, the ancestor of the famous rice Hattanishiki sake. Hattanso rice is difficult to grow because it is much larger than most other rice strains and request very specific techniques.<br /><br /><strong>Fresh and precise</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">富久長 純米吟醸 八反草 槽しぼり 今田酒造(広島県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">72cl - alc. 16% vol.</span></p>

42,00 €
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