About Moriko

Also known as “Shogun’s Sake,” Moriko provides a round and comfortable aroma of white peach, ripe red apple, and Yubari melon.


On the palate, the flavor of Muscat grape, melon, and white peach commingle each other, creating a beautiful depth.

Food Pairings

Moriko Cho Tokusen goes well with lightly flavored food such as

  • Sashimi (raw fish)
  • Dashi-maki Tamago (seasoned Japanese omelette)
  • Grilled Meat and Seafood
  • Dried Squid
  • Papaya Salad

Grade: Daiginjo
Koji Rice: Saitonoshizuku 40%
Kake Rice: Saitonoshizuku 40%
Yeast: Yamaguchi Yeast 9-H
SMV: +1.5
Amino Acid: 0.8
Acidity: 0.9
Alcohol: 15.5%

500 ml

Before making sake, the outer surface of rice grains are shaved off to remove proteins, fats, and minerals to create different flavors. This rice polishing process consists of three groups: Junmai, Ginjo and Daiginjo.

Daiginjo requires a rice polishing ratio of 50% or less, giving Moriko the highest quality of milling rates. This kind of sake is produced in smaller quantities because it relies on more traditional, hands-on methods. Showcasing the highest level of craftsmanship, brewers hone in their skills and knowledge to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Sake Meter Value (SMV)

The higher the SMV, the more savory the sake is.
The lower the SMV, the sweeter the sake is.


The higher the acidity, the dryer and richer the sake.
The lower the acidity, the sweeter and lighter the sake.

Moriko’s SMV is +1.5 and has an acidity of 0.9, making it a light and sweet sake.

Yamagata Honten

“If you drink sake wholeheartedly, you can conquer the world.”

Yamagata Honten, a small brewery in the Yamaguchi prefecture near the Island of Seto, has been handcrafting their fine sake for over 130 years since 1875. By using locally grown “yamadanishiki” rice, its starchy center and low amounts of fat and proteins create a well sake production. This brewery is also known for donating their profits to the preservation of the Hooded, Crane, and endangered species and the official bird of Yamaguchi.

Established: 1875
Location: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Representative: Toshiro Yamagata

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