Sake Onnomi #15 - Toko Virtual Tour

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Sake Onnomi #15 - Toko Virtual Tour

For the 15th theartofsake Sake On-nomi, we will be doing something new. We will be doing a virtual sake brewery tour of Kojima Sohonten in Yamagata. They make the Toko and Kojimaya Sake brands. We will also be doing a Full Ginjo Tasting, with 3 different Junmai Daiginjos, 2 of them are exclusive drip-pressed sakes!

Kojima Sohonten has been continuously operating since 1597. They have recently converted to become an all-junmai brewery, and have removed distilled alcohol in their brewing process.

They have a old brewery that has been turned into a museum, and a modern brewing facility. The old brewery was used in filming one of SKII's first commercials!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLSlDGChOo&ab_channel=SK-II
You can check it out from 1:18 at the above link.

The new facility is very well thought out, with a lot of modern equipment. I'm sure participants will enjoy the tour! 

We have 5 x 80ml of sample sakes in a tasting flight together. This will be available for $48 per set. Full bottle sets will be available for $388 (Original Price $485). If you wish to purchase any of the individual bottles, they will be discounted for 1 week! (please note, the Toko Umeshu is only 500ml)

The Zoom Live Video Conference for the Sake On-nomi  will be held on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. The event will start at 8pm. The room will launch at 7:45pm for networking. To join, please purchase our Tasting Set or Full Bottle Set at our website


Zoom Meeting details will also be included in the tasting sets together with the Sake Details and Tasting notes. If you have any issues, please whatsapp +65 8855 0073.

Please note: the tasting sets will only be sent out during the late afternoon of the event day. We will bottle the samples that day to keep it as fresh as possible.

See you!


1. Toko Junmai Ginjo Genshu
Pure ginjo aromas that consists predominantly of Melon & Nashi Pear. Juicy with good structure and body as expected from a Junmai Ginjo Genshu. 

2. Toko Junmai Daiginjo
A complex and deep tasting Honjozo from Nadagiku in Himeiji City, Hyogo. It was recently awarded GI Harima status, and they only brew using Yamadanishiki, which the district is world famous for.

3. Toko Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku
Powerful and pristine aromas of soft melon, pear, hints of green grass. Big and juicy on the palate with a velvety texture and soft umami. Finishes deep, long and elegant.  

4. Toko Junmai Daiginjo Yukimegami Shizuku
 Silky, delicate and crisp mouthfeel. Fruity and floral with notes of pear, peach, lychee, it is rich in the flavors of rice and yoghurt and has an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity.

5. Toko Ginjo Umeshu
Its Ginjo fragrance is so vivid you would forget this is plum sake, and its fruity flavor makes you imagine peaches, ‘La France” (European pear), and young plum.


Please purchase your tasting sets at https://theartofsake.com/collections/ira-sake-onnomi

Our Previous Sake On-nomi
Sake on-nomi #14 Seasonal Sake
Sake On-nomi #13 Daiginjo Kanpai for World Sake Day
Sake On-nomi #12 Chocolate Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #11 Guess the Daiginjo
Sake On-nomi #10 Sake Rice Selection
Sake On-nomi #9 - Aged Ham with Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #8 - Japanese Sake GI
Sake On-nomi #7 - Cheese with Sake Pairing
Sake On-nomi #6 - Namazake Selection
Sake On-nomi #5 - Sake Blind Tasting
Sake On-nomi #4 - Premium Daiginjo Selection
Sake On-nomi #3 - Unique Style Selection
Sake On-nomi #2 - Niigata Sake Selection
Sake On-nomi #1 - Dewazakura from Yamagata


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