About Junmai Daiginjo Sake

About Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Junmai Daiginjo’s have at least 50% of the outer hull milled away. Some high end Junmai Daiginjo’s actually get down to 65% of the hull removed. How much of the outer hull of the rice kernel is a major determinant of the final quality of the saké. The more of the hull that’s removed the higher the quality of the saké and generally the price of it as well. The term "Junmai" literally translates into “pure rice”. This is the older, more traditional method of brewing sake. Junmai Daiginjo saké can only contain four ingredients: rice, water, yeast and koji.

Pair these sakes with sushi, fusion cuisine or even scallops or pork chops.

Top Picks for Junmai Daiginjo Sake

SakéOne  Naginata Junmai Daiginjo Sake
94 points
A fruity, vibrant and outgoing sake that will pair very well with southeast Asian cuisines and spicy, fruity dishes.
Awards: 2020 Best Sake
Naginata  Junmai Daiginjo Sake
93 points
A rich, round and robust Junmai Daiginjo that will shine at the table.
Awards: 2021 Best Sake
Asahi Shuzo  Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo Sake Yamaguchi
92 points
A rich Junmai Daiginjo with silky texture and lengthy flavors; pair with fine meals.
SOTO  Super Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sake
92 points
An exceptionally balanced and appetizing sake with rich flavors and excellent pairability.
92 points $39.99
Shichiken  Onakaya Tobin Kakoi Junmai Daiginjo Sake
90 points
A crisp, complex Junmai Daiginjo with enticing fruity aromas.
Soto  Junmai Daiginjo Sake
89 points
A round a fruity Daiginjo with a balancing yeasty note.
Roga  Junmai Daiginjo
89 points
A table-ready Junmai Daiginjo with a full body and grippy texture.
North American Sake Brewery  Serenity Now Junmai Daiginjo Sake
83 points
An easy drinking sake to serve warm or in cocktails.