Japan based Licensed Sake distributor and Japanese Sake exporter of smaller Artisan breweries with generations of history and awards, targeting Sake importers Japan based Licensed Sake distributor and Japanese Sake exporter of smaller Artisan breweries with generations of history and awards, targeting Sake importers

Sasaki Brewery



→ Sake Brewing Prize Winner

→ Tokai Honor Award

→ IWC Gold award

→ IWC Silver

→ FineSake Gold

Award winning Sasaki was founded in 1893 and is the only brewer in central Kyoto. Their mission is to use traditional techniques mixed with cutting edge brewing methods, grafted in famous water, to produce an authentic Sake taste. Their Sake inherits the history and tradition of Kyoto.

Sasaki is a partner in the regional resource utilization project: To collaborate and use ingredients special to their region. Their Sake is brewed according to the food culture of the area and is made exclusively from highly polished rice grown in Kyoto and lovingly brewed at low temperatures.

Winner of many awards and a very respected maker of Sake in Japan.

The traditional Kyoto Sake brewery.

Under Kyoto is a huge rock 33km long, and the water Sasaki uses seeps down from the mountains into the Kyoto valley and crawls through this rock to produce exceptional “goodness of water”. The water is perfect for not only Sake but also makes Kyoto famous for it’s green tea.

Over the last 1000 years there has been no change in the quality and abundance of underground water. Sasaki brewery is positioned to take maximum advantage of this “goodness of water” and it is this goodness that gives their Sake a distinct flavor profile and makes their Sake of the highest quality, continuously winning awards in Japan and overseas.

Their Sake is distinguished by a fruity Ginjo aroma and dry, crisp and clean taste.

Selected Sake Range


Daiginjo Extra Premium


Brewery: Sasaki
Rank: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice Polishing Rate: 40%
Alc 17%
SMV +4
IWC Gold award
Osaka Sake Awards: Excellence prize
National New Liquor Fair Brewing Prize Winner
Tokai Honor Award

A Sake of the highest quality.

The taste is dry, crisp and clean. The flavour is smooth and a little spicy. The aroma is the fruity Ginjo aroma, some say akin to pear.

This Sake pairs particularly well with sashimi and cooked seafood dishes.

720ml: 4,500 yen

Junmai Daiginjo Limited Edition


Brewery: Sasaki
Rank: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice Polishing Rate: 50%
Alc 16%
SMV +2.5
IWC Silver award

A well-balanced beautiful Sake with a fruity and mildly acid taste unique to Sasaki Junmai Daiginjo.

A limited Sake with a delicious sweet finish and the fruity scent of apples and pears.

It is very compatible with the umami found in cheese and a Sake which pairs with all Japanese foods and fruity flavored dishes.

720ml: 3,600 yen

Junmai Daiginjo Nos.1

Brewery: Sasaki
Rank: Daiginjo
Rice Polishing Rate: 40%
Alcohol: 16%
SMV: +2.5
2019 Fine Sake Gold Award Winner

From the centre of Kyoto situated to enjoy the “exceptional goodness of water” running through the 33km rock under Kyoto.

Junmai Daiginjo Nos. 1 is a beautifully crafted Sake carefully brewed at a low temperature and milled up to the highest grade of Yamada rice

It has a fruity Ginjo aroma and a fresh sweet, medium body. With a fruit-like flavour it is clean and crisp with a slight tangy, bitter aftertaste.

This Sake compliments most Japanese food but works particularly well with white fish and sashimi.

300ml: 1,563 yen
720ml: 2,789 yen

Heian Range


Brewery: Sasaki
Rank: Junmai Daiginjo, Ginjo, Tokubetsu Junmai
Rice Polishing Rate: 40-60%
Alcohol: 15-16%
SMV: +3 – +4.5

A beautiful complimenting set of Sake from Kyoto’s only central brewery.

The Heian Range of Red, White, Black and Blue, each with their own distinctive flavour profile but similiar base tastes.

Great bought as a range as they all have the same label design drawn by Hideki Kimura and regarding as a piece of Sake art.

500ml: 1,546-2700 yen

Tokubetsu Junmai Nishijin


Brewery: Sasaki
Rank: Tokubetsu Junmai
Rice Polishing Rate: 50%
Alcohol: 15%
SMV: +3

A wonderfully clean crisp Sake, fermented for a long period at low temperature and carefully polished to 50%.

It has a clean, mild, fruity flavour accompanied by a slightly sweet, fruity aroma.

Pairs well with most Japanese foods but has a great synergy with beef as it brings out the Glutamic acid contained in the meat.

720ml: 2,135 yen