Whooping Crane is our Yamahai Tokubetsu Junmai.
Tokubetsu is a special designation of saké denoting that that the saké is unique in some way. Our saké qualifies for this designation because the rice we use is a Texas variety, unique amongst the saké of the world. Both our Whooping Crane and Rising Star are the first and only saké made from Texas rice. Junmai is a premium designation of saké that denotes purity; our saké is made of only rice, water, and koji with no additives or preservatives.
For a cloudy/creamy/coarsly filtered saké, see our Nigori, Rising Star. All bottles are hand labeled with name and date of batch. If you have a request for a specific batch, please add the request in the comments of your order.
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Organic Tokubetsu Junmai Saké
In 1904 Japanese Baron Matsudaira visited Texas and said, “I have traveled all over the world, but have never seen any other country to compare with so well cultured for rice”. More than 100 years later we use the Baron’s rice to make our delicious saké. Every bottle is handmade using traditional saké methods with only the finest harvested local organic rice!
This clear saké has rich apple and pear flavors.
Enjoy warm at 110F and chilled at 50F.
Produced and Bottled by
Texas Sake Co. Austin, Texas
Certified Organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture
GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon general, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.