Sake and Shochu Gumi

The Great Tengu is a powerful yokai (spirit) with many powers at their disposal. Tengu is at times depicted in folklore as an adversary to humans and at other times a sage protector of wild places and teacher to those seeking knowledge. The longer the nose, the more powerful the Tengu. This Tengu is grassy and full of umami with a long, banana-yogurt finish that leaves you thirsting for more. Your new favorite food-friendly bottle and amazing conversation piece at the table. Cheers!

As a child, Toji Saori Kobari was inspired to keep the family brewery running by watching festival-goers in her town drink Daitengu sake. She is the brewery’s fifth generation toji and uses traditional methods such as funashibori (vat press) and brews in small lots. Because of this she says, “The taste will change a little depending on the year and tank, like wine.” Read the full interview with Soari Kobari here.


  • Brewed in Fukushima, Japan by Daitengu Brewery
  • Tokubetsu Junmai
  • Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Yume no Kaori 60%
  • ABV 15-16% / SMV: +5
  • 20 fl oz (600ml)
  • Includes one ochoko (cup) and felt display mat
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