"Billowing meadowy flavours, then a dry, gently fading finish."


Fresh meadowy imprint billows out into a fuller flavour profile replete with young fruit. A dry, gently fading finish rounds the circle. Second Grand Prix, Daiginjo B class, 2016 U.S. National Sake Appraisal.

Characteristics of Ichiro "Abbey Road" Junmai Daiginjo

ABV: 15-16%

Grade: Junmai Ginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Dewasansan

Yeast: Ogawa

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 50%

Acidity: 1.3

SMV: +3

Food Pairing

Grilled beef with root vegetables, shellfish with rich tomato or miso sauce.

Recommended Serving Temperature



Dewazakura is located in Yamagata prefecture.

The Dewazakura Brewery

The Dewazakura brewery was founded in 1892 by Seijiro Nakano in the city of Tendo in Yamagata prefecture. It is now run by the 4th generation of the Nakano family, Mr Masumi Nakano. The brewery is famous for democratising ginjo sakes in Japan with the release in 1980 of its "Oka" ginjo. It was the first affordable and readily available ginjo in the market. Since then, the people of Dewazakura have continued innovating; they perfected the cold storage technique, to best retain the aromas and flavours of sake until bottling, in 1991 and introduced the use of local Dewasansan rice in 1996, developing further the concept of terroir in the world of sake.