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The Juyondai “Kakushin” series offers unique, limited-edition sakes released each year between December and February only.

Honmaru means “the original” and is probably the Juyondai Signature Sake. This honjozo tokubetsu is 55% polished, and the jozo alcohol added to it is made in-house using shochu to make this sake even more unique. As it has not undergone pasteurization, it is able to retain its original aromas, giving it a fresh, sweet taste, a full, round mouthfeel and a very balanced overall feel. It has a semi-dry finish.

This sake has excellent mouthfeel and texture. With lots of umami, it goes very well with most foods. Good with raw oysters and sashimi.


Tasting notes: A transparent, lime-green color with good viscosity and a few bubbles. A clean nose with fruity aromas of ginjo (pear) and citrus (orange, tangerine), as well as sweeter notes (licorice, cotton candy). On the palate, a full-bodied semi-dry sake with lots of umami and good acidity, rather discreet alcohol, and a velvety texture with round, fruity flavors. On the finish, the sweetness of pear is balanced by notes of licorice and mandarin. In conclusion: a remarkable, well-balanced sake that reveals great complexity.


Pairings: Sashimi, raw oysters, Western cuisine.

Takagi Juyondai Kakushin HONMARU HIDEN TAMAKEASHI Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake 1800ml

898,00 €Price
  • Brewer: Takagi Shuzo
    Region: Yamagata
    Type: Juyondai Junmai Ginjo
    Rice: Aiyama
    Seimai Buai (rice polishing): 55%.

    Yeast: brewery's yeast
    Alcohol grade: 15%
    SMV (sake grade): NC
    Size: 1800 ml
    Serving temperature: chilled
    Storage: away from heat and light, ideally in the refrigerator. After opening, keep refrigerated and consume within 4-5 weeks.

  • Juyondai is considered the world's most mysterious, sought-after and expensive sake.

    Juyondai sake is made by the Takagi Shuzo brewery in Yamagata prefecture, Japan. Founded in 1615, the brewery is an old store that has seen 400 years of ups and downs. There are many brands in the sake industry, such as Dassai, Hakkaisan, Kubota and others. Juyondai is the most famous sake brand, originating from the 14th generation of brewers at Takagi Shuzo.

    As the most sought-after sake on the market, Juyondai is expensive. But the brewery also offers an entry-level sake that remains premium, equivalent to or better than the best wine produced by other brewers.

    Juyondai's success is largely due to its unique fragrant fruity aroma and fresh taste, which make it even more special in the traditional Japanese sake market. Juyondai is also unique in its selection of sake rice. Takagi Shuzo has developed its own rice varieties and yeast to create an exclusive taste.

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