Best Sakes to buy on Amazon Prime


Step into a world of celebration and refinement with our meticulously curated selection of the finest sake on Amazon Prime. Our carefully chosen lineup features exquisite sake sourced from renowned breweries and esteemed artisans, delivering a taste of tradition and elegance to your doorstep.

From the delicate floral notes to the rich, umami undertones, these sakes are more than just beverages – they’re a tribute to the artistry and heritage of sake brewing. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply indulging in a moment of luxury, we have carefully selected these Sakes to suit every palate and every event.

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Sake is divided into two distinct styles: Premium Sake (Tokutei Meisho-shu) and basic/table sake (Futsu-shu). In this article, we’ve curated a styles of the top premium sakes available on Amazon Prime in the UK.

Junmai Sake: Pure rice sake

Junmai sake is a traditional Japanese rice wine made purely from rice, water, yeast, and koji mold, with no added alcohol. It typically has a rich, full-bodied flavour and higher acidity, showcasing the natural essence of the rice. Junmai is highly regarded for its authenticity and depth of taste.

Pro Tip: Pair Junmai sakes with grilled foods, sushi, lightly battered fried foods and even aged cheeses!

Ozeki Premium Junmai Sake

America’s first sake brewer from Japan since 1979, Ozeki Junmai sake has garnered high praise and numerous awards at international tastings.

Serve it chilled to fully appreciate its balanced notes of rice and subtle fruitiness, making it a versatile choice for pairing with a variety of dishes, from sushi and sashimi to grilled meats and hearty stews.

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Junmai Ginjo Sake: Refined & Fruity

Junmai Ginjo is a premium sake with a refined, fruity aroma and a smooth, light flavour. It pairs wonderfully with delicate dishes like sushi, sashimi, and lightly seasoned seafood.

Pro Tip: Junmai Ginjo’s subtle complexity complements vegetable tempura and soft cheeses, enhancing the dining experience with its elegant balance.

Bizen Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo Sake

If you fancy trying sakes but don’t know where to start, this Junmai Ginjo is full of fruity flavours and very easy drinking. Made in Miyagi prefecture near Tokya, its quite rare to find Bizen Maboroshi Sake in the UK but also to find it on Amazon Prime – we are being spoilt rotten! Serve slightly chilled and serve with clam soup – kushiyaki – tempura, and of course, sashimi.

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Junmai Daiginjo Sake: Luxury & Exquisite

Junmai Daiginjo is a top-tier premium sake known for its exquisite craftsmanship and refined flavour profile. Crafted using the finest polished rice grains, this sake boasts a delicate aroma, complex flavour, and smooth texture. It is often characterised by its fruity and floral notes, making it a luxurious choice for special occasions and discerning palates.

Pro Tip: Junmai Daiginjo pairs beautifully with delicate dishes like sushi, light seafood, white meat, seasonal vegetables, and light cheeses.

Four Fox Ultra-Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sake

The ‘Four Fox’ Junmai Daiginjo, named after the guardian foxes of Inari Okami, the god of rice, is crafted using Niigata’s snowmelt water and Gohyakumangoku rice, renowned for its large Shinpaku. From the bottle design to the Sake inside, it’s all about attention to detail for this ultra premium brand. An LED in the base of every bottle adds a little light to your evening!

Subtle aromas of bananas, pears, freshly steamed rice & miso, the sake is fresh and smooth. Four Fox are also passionate about Sake Cocktails and recommend trying the sake with tonic, as a low alcohol alternative to G&T!

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Honjozo Sake: Versatile

Honjozo is a traditional style of sake where a small amount of distilled alcohol is added to the fermentation process, typically resulting in a smoother and lighter taste compared to pure rice sakes. This addition of alcohol helps to extract more flavours from the rice and yeast, creating a harmonious balance of sweetness, acidity, and umami.

Pro Tip: Honjozo sake is known for its versatility, making it suitable for both warm and cold serving temperatures and pairing well with Yakitori (grilled skewered chicken) or Grilled or steamed fish.

Akashi Tai Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake

Each Akashi-Tai sake reflects generations of expertise and love for the craft, now led by Sake Master Kimio Yonezawa. Based in Akashi, Japan, the brewery has been producing sake and liqueurs for over a century, embodying tradition and quality. What does “Tokubetsu” mean? – It literally just means “special” and usually letting the customer know that extra effort has gone into it.

A delicate bouquet and light notes of lemon, lime and straw. After a lively first impression, Akashi Tai Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake’s refreshing, soft citrus flavours with a sweet, well-balanced finish. Pairs phenomenally with Scallops!

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Infused Sake: Flavourful

Infused or flavoured sakes, such as plum and yuzu, offer a delightful twist on traditional sake. These varieties incorporate natural fruit essences, adding unique sweetness and tartness. Perfect for sipping or pairing with desserts and light dishes, they provide a refreshing and aromatic experience, appealing to both sake novices and aficionados.

Pro Tip: Pair them with desserts and strong cheeses as a light alternative to spirit liqueurs and Port wines.

Akashi Tai Ginjo Yuzushu Sake

Akashi City in Hyogo Prefecture is renowned as the birthplace of sake. Hyogo’s fertile land, pure water, and ideal climate make it perfect for premium sake production. Using only Yamada Nishiki rice, this Ginjo Sake with low ABV uses an exceptionally high quantity of fresh yuzu and can be drunk neat or on ice as an aperitif or after dinner.

The drink has an intense citrusy flavours and a sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the tanginess of the yuzu. 

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Akashi Tai Shiraume Umeshu Plum Infused Sake

All year round favourite, Umeshu is a Japanese plum called “Ume” liqueur known for its sweet, fruity flavours. This popular drink is crafted by macerating plums in Ginjo sake for six months and then aging the blend in enamel tanks for two years, resulting in a rich and lucious taste.

Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu infused Sake offers a bouquet of confit cherries and plums, leading to a sweet palate with generous notes of plum and almond. Absolutely delightful with plum tart!

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