Founded in 1903, the Saiya Brewery is one of the most award-winning breweries at the Japanese National Sake Competition. Located in the snowy region of Akita, in the past fifteen years of the competition, the brewery has won an astonishing ten gold medals. Mr. Takahashi, their brewmaster, has been recognized by the Emperor of Japan as a cherished craftsman.

This Junmai Daiginjo is super-layered, elegant, and deep. Made using both locally grown Akita Komachi sake rice and top class Yamada Nishiki rice from Hyogo. In keeping with Saiya’s house standards, this Junmai Daiginjo is also genshu, muroka and features their proprietary yeast.

92 Points
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Tasting Note

At once earthy, rustic, elegant and fruity. This daiginjo shows notes of overipe peach and roasted sage in the finish.

Food Pairing

Serve chilled or room temperature with elegant Japanese or French cuisine.

Technical Data
RICE: Yamada Nishiki & Akita Komachi Sake Rice
YEAST: House yeast
SMB: 45%
SMV: +1
ABV: 16%
ACIDITY: 1.5
SHUBO: Sokujo
PRESSING: Yabuta
PASTEURIZATION: Once in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • The brewmaster of this sake is one of the most esteemed in Japan.
  • Super-layered, elegant, complex.
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