Ban Ryu means “ten thousand ways.” It is an expression used in the sake world to answer the question, in how many ways is one sake different from another. The answer, in 10 thousand ways: the yeast, the koji, timing of brewing, etc., It also means, more informally, “versatility.” The brewery tries to catch both meanings in its name, however, they passionately believe it can be enjoyed in 10 thousand ways–chilled, warmed, hot, with light food, heavy food, sweet food and spicy food.

Founded in 1778, the Fuji Brewery is now managed by the 13th generation of the Kato family, Ariyoshi Kato. The head brew master Kodai Kato, one the youngest Toji in Japan to win a gold medal at the National Japan Sake Competition.  Located in Tsuruoka City, a sake-brewing hub in Yamagata prefecture, Eiko Fuji embodies the style of Yamagata- light, clean and delightfully fruity.

Tasting Note

Low aroma, light and fruity, with undertones of black currant, finishing crisp and clean.

Food Pairing

Serve chilled, room temperature, or warmed. Pair with a range of flavors from acidic green salads to oily ramen.

Technical Data
ABV: 15.3%
REGION: Yamagata
GRADE: Honjozo
RICE: Yamagata table rice
YEAST: Association #10
Unique Selling Points
  • Made by the Fuji Brewery, which was founded in 1778.
  • Ban Ryu is the flagship product of the brewery.
  • It appeals to a wide range of palates with an equally wide range of food pairings.
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