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Gokyo “Junmai” Nama

Yamaguchi prefecture

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Summer delight

Summertime brings with it glorious sunshine, feelings of inner warmth, and this sensational seasonal sake! Gokyo “Junmai” Nama is the perfect summer brew, made with both Yamadanishiki and Nihonbare rice grown in Yamaguchi prefecture. These rice strains, together with Association No. 1801 and 9E yeast, deliver a balanced, enlivening acidity like that of lychee or fresh-squeezed lemonade. Serve cold on a summer day for ultimate satisfaction.


Brand Gokyo
Brewery Sakai Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory Nama
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety NihonbareYamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 1801,  Yamaguchi (9E)
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Gokyo “Junmai” Nama is cold (40-60°F).
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Gokyo “Junmai” Nama - Yamaguchi prefecture

Gokyo is made in Yamaguchi prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Lychee

  • Lemon


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Veggies


Sakai Brewing Company

Established in 1871 in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Sakai Brewing Company lives by its core value, “Do simple things thoroughly to make good sake.” From the growing of rice to the brewing process itself, the brewery is dedicated to empowering the local people. They contract their rice from local farmers, hire locals, and even hold annual events for children in the area to learn about sustainability and celebrate the planting and harvesting of rice. Their staple brand “Gokyo,” meaning “five bridges,” is named after the five arched bridges connecting across the Nishiki River.

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