A Super Premium Junmai Ginjo Sake brewed & imported from Nara, Japan - the birthplace of sake. TY KU Sake Black is rapidly becoming the most popular sake in the U.S with its unparalleled quality, taste & style. Crafted from sake rice that is polished so only 55% of the grain remains, a process which removes impurities and refines taste. Recipient of prestigious awards & accolades including the 5 Star Diamond Award, Gold Medal (S.F. Wine Competition) and many more. The Junmai Ginjo classification represents the top 6% of all sake in the world.


Rich texture exhibiting hints of natural sweetness with peach & vanilla on the nose. Enjoy chilled like a fine white wine or in a delicious cocktail. Refrigerate after opening and for best taste, enjoy soon thereafter.


Not just for sushi, TY KU Sake Black pairs well with full-flavored seafood, marinated proteins and oven-roasted dishes. Visit our Food Pairings page for more suggestions and for signature Chef Ming Tsai food recipes.


Completely Gluten Free and contains no Sulfites or Tannins. Sake has a much lower acidity than wine and is made from only 4 all natural ingredients.

RICE: Specialty Yamada Nishiki & Akebono rice, polished away over 45% for purity.
WATER: Pristine iron-free natural spring water from the mountains of Japan.
YEAST: Famed #9 yeast strain brings forth pleasing fragrance and aroma.
KOJI: Handmade koji rounds out the full-body and flavor.


Grade is determined by how much the outside of the rice grain is polished away. The more that it's polished, the higher the quality of the sake.

Polished › 50%

Polished › 40%

Polished › 30%

Polished ‹ 30%


We encourage you to drink TY KU Sake chilled or in premium cocktails. Visit our Sake Cocktails page for recipes.

Sake Cocktail Recipes

SMV: +2.0 | Acidity: 1.8 | Amino Acids: 2.5. The SMV (Sake Meter Value) indicates the dryness or sweetness of sake. +2 is considered neutral. Higher is drier. TY KU Sake Black, 15% alc/vol. Produced in Japan. Imported & bottled by TY KU Sake, Rochester, NY. 45 calories, 1.8 carbs, 0 pro, 0 fat per 1.5 oz as tested by Warren Analytical Labs.

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