KANPAI - London Craft Sake Brewery

The UK's first sake brewery

Crafting a modern London style using traditional Japanese techniques.

Small batch | High quality | Sulphite-free | Gluten-free | Preservative-free | Vegan

Driven by curiosity

BREWED LIKE A BEER, ENJOYED LIKE A WINE.

As huge advocates of the craft beer and craft spirit approach, we've been inspired to experiment with our sakes. That's why we always have experimental batches on the go to mix up one ingredient - be it the type of rice we use, the type of koji or the yeast. It's amazing the variety of flavours and notes you can get from tweaking one little thing. We want you to be able to explore a huge variety of fresh sakes, and we're always keen to hear your favourites so we can go back and repeat. Because, once our small batches are gone, they're gone!

Launched in June 2018, our special flagship range which will always be available are:

  • SUMI - Clear tokubetsu junmai
  • KUMO - Cloudy tokubetsu nigori
  • FIZU - Sparkling hopped junmai

SUMI - Tokubetsu Junmai Sake -
coming this spring

Style: pure, clear, off-dry, smooth

Flavour notes: tropical fruits & caramelised nuts

14.9% ABV

Gohyakumangoku Rice - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: April 2018

KUMO - Tokubetsu Nigori Sake -
coming this spring

Style: sparkling, crisp, off-dry

Flavour notes: tropical fruits & spiced banana

15.0% ABV

Gohyakumangoku Rice - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: April 2018


FIZU - Sparkling Sake - out now!

Style: sparkling, crisp, dry

Flavour notes: crisp clean citrus

11.5% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#901 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: January 2018


our full line up of experimental and small batch sakes so far...


Nigori Sake#4

Style: cloudy, dry, full-bodied

Flavour notes: green apple & cinnamon

14.6% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#901 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: November 2017

Junmai Sake#4

Style: pure, clear, dry, smooth

Flavour notes: apricot & toasted almond

14.8% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#901 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: November 2017


Nigori Sake#3

Style: cloudy, dry, full-bodied

Flavour notes: crisp apple & lychee

14% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#901 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: August 2017

Junmai Sake#3

Style: pure, clear, dry, full-bodied

Flavour notes: fresh honeydew melon & lychee

14% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#901 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: August 2017


Nigori Sake#2

Style: cloudy, sweet, full-bodied

Flavour notes: honey & vanilla

13.5% ABV

Yamada Nishiki - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: July 2017          

Junmai Sake#2

Style: pure, clear, sweet, full-bodied

Flavour notes: honey & vanilla

13.5% ABV

Yamada Nishiki - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: July 2017


Nigori Sake#1

Style: cloudy, dry, full-bodied

Flavour notes: banana & fennel

15% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: May 2017

Junmai Sake#1

Style: pure, clear, dry, full-bodied

Flavour notes: green pear & black pepper

15% ABV

Calrose Rice - 70% Milled

#7 Japanese Sake Yeast

Bottled: May 2017