Yamagata Honten

Flavor and brand vision

Moriko is Yamagata Honten’s oldest premium label, and aims for elegant aromas with sweet, fruity soft-water ginjo flavor.

Techniques and style

Yamagata Honten focuses on rice, bringing out the natural flavors of Yamaguchi rice in all the small-batch sake they brew.


All of Yamagata Honten’s rice is grown within Yamaguchi prefecture, and they use several direct-contract farmers in the Yashiro district of Shunan, as well as other suppliers around Eastern Yamaguchi prefecture.

Recommended temperatures and pairing

Moriko is a richly elegant premium sake, so try it chilled with prosciutto-wrapped melon slices.

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