Sake is divided into several ranks and price levels, depending on the degree to which the rice grains are polished by the milling process.

 

1. JUNMAI DAIGINJO

Top of the line SAKE made with 100% rice grains, KOJI, and local spring water. With the rice grains polished at least 50%, these sakes are created in small batches, using only the traditional hand-crafted methods.

 

2. DAIGINJO

Top of the line, super premium SAKE made with methods similar to JUNMAI DAIGINJYO. Polished to at least 50%, these sakes are also made using only the traditional hand-crafted methods. However, in some cases pure distilled alcohol may be added to produce a fragrant and flowery aroma.