Top–Notch Japanese Sake Brands to Warm You Up This Winter

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  • There are abound 1,300 factories in Japan that make sake and of all I’d like to introduce the top five Japanese sake brands that are extremely famous not only in Japan but overseas too.


    This sake brand has an almost cult status in Japan as well as in the rest of the world. Juyondai is produced by Takagi Shuzo brewery which was founded in the 17th century. They use century-old methods to produce nothing but the very best sake, however, they also experiment a lot making brewery both traditional and modern at the same time.

    If you ever have a chance to try Juyondai or buy it (it is quite expensive), you should definitely do it. The average price of one bottle is 26,500 yen ($240).


    Nabeshima comes from Fukuchiyo Shuzo brewery in Saga prefecture. It is a very high-quality sake made with the original recipe that is hard to find. This sake, as many others, gets exported to many foreign countries so if you like Japanese sake you can look for this brand at home. This sake has a top reputation in Japan and is quite expensive as well. The average price per bottle is around 12,000 ($110).


    This is the third best quality sake brand in Japan. It is also available in other countries too. This sake can be ordered in many Japanese restaurants, so anyone who wants to try it can do that in Japan. Hakkaisan brewery is located in Niigata prefecture and the average price per bottle of this great drink stands at around 11,000 yen ($100).


    Isojiman is a sake from Shizuoka prefecture and its brewery has been in the market for seven years. The brewery has won a few gold medals. Isojiman is that very sake that was served during the G8 meeting in Hokkaido. This drink is quite hard to find outside of Japan. The prices of this sake vary from 7,000 yen to as high as 90,000 yen.


    This is one of the oldest and most famous breweries in Japan. Michisakari won a gold medal in London 2013 sake challenge. Michisakari brewery is located in Gifu prefecture, it has been operating for over 250 year and produced some of the finest sake in the country in the last 50 years. This sake costs around 6,000 yen ($55) per bottle.

    Do you have a favorite sake brand? If so, make sure to share it with the rest of the readers in the comment section!

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