"Refreshing and crisp sake using local ingredients of Iwate Prefecture, in Japan."


Peach on the nose with refreshing cucumber and herb kick. Lively lime zest note gives it wild acidity and minerality; a touch of caramel and nutty notes brings a lovely lingering peppery finish. It uses the sake rice, “Gin Ginga”, and the original yeast “Giovanni”, both local products of Iwate, Japan. It uses all local ingredients like rice, water, yeast and artisans in Iwate, Japan.

Characteristics of Nanbu Bijin "Gin Ginja" Junmai Ginjo

ABV: 15%

Grade: Junmai Ginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Gin Ginja

Yeast: Iwate sake yeast Giovanni

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 50%

Acidity: 1.5

SMV: +3

Food Pairing

A wide range of dishes. From pizzas to sashimi and yakitori bbq skewers.

Recommended Serving Temperature



Nanbu Bijin is located in Iwate prefecture.

The Nanbu Bijin Brewery

The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The area where the brewery is located used to be called Nanbu ("the Southern area"). The place is rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time produced rough and sweet sake, but Nanbu brewery wanted to make clean and beautiful sake like a fair Southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin (which stands for "Southern Beauty").