"Fluffy and gentle fruity aroma. Refreshing and long finish."


This is a signature sake from Nanbu Bijin. Banana on the nose. Fully rounded texture with light and clean sweetness of melon and pear. Medium body sake with moderate acidity and umami that makes it rich and deep.

Characteristics of Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

ABV: 15%

Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Ginotome

Yeast: M310, No.9

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 55%

Acidity: 1.5

SMV: +4

Food Pairing

A wide range of dishes. From pizzas to sashimi and grilled oysters.

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").