TYKU SAKE

TYKU is the leader in Premium Sake with the most awarded, best tasting and fastest growing Japanese Sake in the U.S. Made from only 4 all-natural ingredients – premium non-GMO rice, pure soft water, yeast, and handmade koji – making it one of the purest alcoholic beverages on the planet.

The clean alternative to wine with 12-15% alcohol by volume, but Gluten-free, Sulfite-free, Tannin-free, and five times less acidity than wine. Handcrafted and imported from the famed Umenoyado Brewery right in the heart of Nara, Japan.

JUNMAI

Fresh and smooth with subtle pear notes, leaving softness on the palate. TYKU Junmai Sake is crafted from specialty Akebono sake rice that is polished so only 70% of the grain remains, a process which removes impurities and refines taste. Enjoy this premium sake chilled like a white wine or in a delicious cocktail.

The Junmai classification represents the top 15% of all sake in the world. Winner of the Platinum Medal at the World Wine Competition and the Gold Medal at the N.Y. World Wine & Spirits Competition.

SMV: +1.9 | Acidity: 1.1 | Amino Acids: 1.1 | Alcohol/Vol: 15%
Calories: 45 | Carbs: 1.8 | Pro: 0 | Fat: 0 per 1.5 oz

JUNMAI GINJO

Rich & silky texture with hints of peach & vanilla notes. Enjoy this super premium sake chilled like a fine white wine. TYKU Junmai Ginjo Sake is crafted from a special blend of Yamada Nishiki & Akebono sake rice that is polished so only 55% of the grain remains, a process which removes impurities and refines taste.

The Junmai Ginjo classification represents the top 6% of all sake in the world. Winner of the Gold Medal at the S.F. Int'l Wine Competition and the Gold Medal at the N.Y. World Wine & Spirits Competition.

SMV: +2.0 | Acidity: 1.8 | Amino Acids: 2.5 | Alcohol/Vol: 15%
Calories: 45 | Carbs: 1.8 | Pro: 0 | Fat: 0 per 1.5 oz

JUNMAI DAIGINJO

Exceptionally refined & smooth, uniting floral notes with hints of banana & vanilla. Enjoy this ultra premium sake slightly chilled. TYKU Junmai Daiginjo Sake utilizes Yamada Nishiki – the best sake rice in the world – and is polished so only 40% of the grain remains. Handcrafted in small batches using natural spring water from the Toyama Mountains, a blend of famed #9 & Yamagata yeast strains and koji made by hand in a traditional cedar-lined room.

This special designation Junmai Daiginjo represents the top 1% of sake. Winner of the Double Gold Medal at the S.F. Int'l Wine Competition.

SMV: +3.0 | Acidity: 1.4 | Amino Acids: 1.4 | Alcohol/Vol: 15.5%
Calories: 46 | Carbs: 1.8 | Pro: 0 | Fat: 0 per 1.5 oz

COCONUT NIGORI

Silky texture, creamy taste, with a subtle hint of vanilla and the refreshing flavor of coconut. TYKU Coconut Nigori Sake is crafted from Junmai sake and infused with the all-natural flavor of coconut. Enjoy this Nigori sake chilled or in a delicous cocktail. Shake well before pouring.

Known as "Cloudy Sake," the secret to Nigori sake's luscously sweet flavor is the small amount of rice purposefully left unfiltered to leave behind a rich, creamy taste. Winner of the Gold Medal at the San Diego International Wine Competition.

SMV: +1.7 | Acidity: 1.8 | Amino Acids: 1.0 | Alcohol/Vol: 12%
Calories: 43 | Carbs: 3.5 | Pro: 0 | Fat: 0 per 1.5 oz

CUCUMBER

The world's first cucumber sake. Delicate, light and refreshing with a smooth finish. TYKU Cucumber Sake is crafted from Junmai sake and infused with the all-natural crisp flavor of fresh cucumber. Enjoy this premium sake infusion chilled or in a delicious cocktail.

With its familiar scent, TYKU Cucumber Sake captures the rejuvenating sensation of a day at the spa. Winner of the Double Gold Medal at the S.F. International Wine Competition.

SMV: -7.3 | Acidity: 1.0 | Amino Acids: 0.8 | Alcohol/Vol: 12%
Calories: 43 | Carbs: 1.8 | Pro: 0 | Fat: 0 per 1.5 oz



HANDCRAFTED IN JAPAN




TYKU Sake is handcrafted at the famed Umenoyado Brewery right in the heart of Nara, Japan. The prefecture of Nara is considered “The Birthplace of Sake.” The Umenoyado Brewery is a 10 time winner of the most prestigious sake competition in Japan, Zenkoku Shinshu Kanpyo Kai.






  • FAMILY OWNED
    CRAFT BREWERY
    Overseen by the Yoshida Family for over 124 years, spanning 5 generations. Kayo Yoshida currently runs the brewery and is the first female brewery owner in Nara, Japan.



  • NATURAL
    WATER SOURCE
    Ideally situated between the revered Katsuragi and Nijo Mountains. Pristine iron-free soft water is sourced from local underground springs.



  • NATURAL
    PRODUCTION
    Using the natural heated convection method of fermentation, the main sake mash is enhanced by active koji in a premium cedar-lined Koji room and not by pole machinery.





INGREDIENTS

TYKU Sake is brewed using 4 simple all-natural ingredients. Together, they produce the world's purest alcoholic beverage that is completely Gluten-free and contains no Sulfites, Tannins, or additives & preservatives.



  • RICE
    Specialty grade, non-GMO sake rice is used to produce the best flavor.



  • WATER
    Naturally sourced, iron-free, pure soft water creates the cleanest sake.



  • KOJI
    Mold essential to breaking down starches into sugars rounding out the body.



  • YEAST
    Sake fragrance and aroma can be attributed to the yeast strain.





SAKE CLASSIFICATION

Sake Grades are determined by how much of the rice grain is polished away. The more polished the grain, the more refined and smooth the sake. Only sakes that have over 30% rice polishing can be considered premium.









BREWING PROCESS

Although Sake Brewing technology grew by leaps and bounds during the 20th century, Sake is still largely produced using the same traditional process. TYKU Premium Sake is made using the finest Sake Rice & Yeast Strains.


  • WASHING
    Powder left from polishing is washed away and the rice is soaked to be steamed.


  • STEAMING
    Steam is brought up from the bottom of a steaming vat, not boiled like table rice.


  • KOJI MAKING
    Koji mold is sprinkled on steamed rice & yeast is added for the fermentation.


  • PRESSING
    Liquid is pressed from the solid rice, yeast and koji mixtures.


  • FILTRATION
    After the solid mixtures settle from pressing, a final filtration is done to extract the sake.


  • PASTEURIZATION
    Sake is then passed through a pipe with hot water to kill bacteria and deactivate enzymes.


  • AGING
    Sake sits in maturing barrels for about 3 weeks to round out the flavor profile.


  • BOTTLING
    The finished Sake is then bottled for your enjoyment. Kanpai!





SERVING SAKE

Contrary to popular belief, Premium Sake (such as TYKU Sake) should be served chilled, like a white wine. For best taste, refrigerate after opening and enjoy soon thereafter. Although Sake is typically enjoyed with sushi, it actually pairs well with a wide variety of cuisine such as steak, roasted chicken, seafood and grilled vegetables.

TYKU Sake is best served with friends & loved ones. Never pour your own glass. It is Japanese tradition to always pour sake for each other as a sign of friendship and respect. This interaction of sharing is believed to create luck and good fortune. Kanpai ("Cheers").


SAKE COCKTAILS

Using TYKU Sake opens up a new world of creative cocktails that are low in calories, less acidic, and gluten-free.

  • SAKE SUNRISE
    2 oz TYKU Junmai Sake,
    2 oz Orange Juice,
    .5 oz Grenadine

  • GINGER CRUSH
    2 oz TYKU Junmai Sake,
    1 oz Ginger Ale,
    Muddled Ginger

  • YUZU DAIQUIRI
    2 oz TYKU Junmai Sake,
    .75 oz Simple Syrup,
    .75 Yuzu Lime Juice

  • SAKE MARTINI
    2.5 oz TYKU Junmai Sake,
    1 oz Aviation Gin,
    .25 tsp Maraschino

  • COCOLADA
    2 oz TYKU Coconut Sake,
    2 oz Pineapple Juice,
    Squeeze of Lime,
    Orange Half Moon Garnish

  • CHERRY FRESHER
    2 oz TYKU Coconut Sake,
    1 oz Aperol,
    1 oz Club Soda,
    Muddled Cherries

  • BLOOD ORANGE SCREWDRIVER
    2 oz TYKU Coconut Sake,
    1.5 oz Orange Juice,
    .25 oz Blood Orange Puree

  • BLUSHING BRIDE
    2 oz TYKU Coconut Sake,
    2 oz Prosecco,
    Squeeze of Lime,
    Lime Wedge

  • CUCUMBER MULE
    3 oz TYKU
    Cucumber Sake,
    Squeeze of Lime,
    Top with Ginger Beer,
    Lime Wedge & Mint

  • CUCUMBER COOLER
    2 oz TYKU
    Cucumber Sake,
    2 oz Lemonade,
    Mint Garnish

  • SAKE SANGRIA
    4 oz TYKU
    Cucumber Sake,
    .5 oz Grand Marnier,
    .25 oz Simple Syrup,
    Splash of Club Soda

  • EASTERN SIDE
    2 oz TYKU
    Cucumber Sake,
    1 oz Lemon Juice,
    .75 oz Mint Syrup

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