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Ozawa Canada Inc. is proud to offer only the finest Japanese alcoholic beverages including premium sake, shochu, whiskey, Asahi beer and the first ever Japanese vodka to be brought into North America.


BEER
beer
Asahi Super Dry Beer ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. - Asahi Super Dry Beer - Cans
5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 500mL can
Units/case: 24
Available at LCBO

ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. - Asahi Super Dry Beer - 330mL
5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 330mL bottle (6pk x 4)
Units/case: 24
Available at LCBO

ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. - Asahi Super Dry Beer - Dai-bin
5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 640mL bottle

Asahi Super Dry Kuronama Black Draft Beer ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. - Asahi Kuronama "Black" Beer
Exclusively available via Ozawa Canada Inc.
5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 334mL bottle
Units/case: 24
Category(s): Lager

LIQUEURS/COOLERS
liqueur
Choya Umeshu 23 Ume Liqueur CHOYA Umeshu 23 Ume Liqueur [website]
Indulge yourself with taste. Japanese #1 and very original ume fruit liqueur. Choya Umeshu is best known for its balance of sweetness, acidity, and exotic fragance extracted from the seed of the UME fruit.
For recipes, click here
23% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750mL bottle
Available at LCBO


SAKE
sake
Kikusui Sake Junmai Ginjo

NEW  Kikusui "Chrysanthemum Mist" Junmai Ginjo Fountain of Youth Sake [website]
In Japan, legend has it, that the water “SUI” from the chrysanthemum “KIKU” was the source of perpetual youth and longevity of a mountain hermit who lived for seven hundred years, hence the chrysanthemum mist or “Kikusui” is known as the “Fountain of Youth” sake. Through the use of high quality rice, mountain spring water and craftsmanship since 1881, this refreshing sake with Mandarin orange like overtones, yields just the right amount of body and ends with an extremely clean finish. Crystal Clear with Absolutely No Additives. This crisp and comfortably dry delicious sake enhances any dish you eat.
Type: Junmai Ginjo (pure rice)
S.M.V.*: +1 (Dry/Sweet)
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 300ml
LCBO #244137
Available at LCBO

Takara ShoChikuBai Sake Cubic Box

NEW  TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Classic Junmai Sake [website]
ShoChikuBai Classic Sake wins Gold Award at the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal! Naturally brewed, pure rice sake. The most traditional style sake. Smooth, well balanced and full-bodied. Slightly dry. Perfect pair with Mildly seasoned dishes.
Serving suggestions: chilled or warm or chilled as a cocktail base.
Type: Junmai
S.M.V.*: +3 (medium dry)
Origin: Berkeley, CA, USA
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750ml
Available at LCBO

Takara ShoChikuBai Sake Cubic Box

TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Classic Junmai Sake - Gold Medal Award [website]
Naturally brewed, pure rice sake. The most traditional style sake. Smooth, well balanced and full-bodied. Slightly dry. Perfect pair with Mildly seasoned dishes.
Serving suggestions: chilled or warm or chilled as a cocktail base.
Type: Junmai
S.M.V.*: +3 (medium dry)
Origin: Berkeley, CA, USA
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 18L

Takara ShoChikuBai Nigori Creme de Sake

NEW  TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Nigori Creme de Sake [website]
NIGORI is coarsely-filtered and the sweetest of all our types of sake. Bold and sweet. Rich and robust flavour with distinctive rice savour. It is especially delicious with very spicy foods. The bottle should be shaken each time before pouring due to the high rice content that settles in the bottom of the bottle. Nigori Creme de Sake tastes slightly drier than our Nigori Silky Mild.
Type: Junmai Nigori/ Unfiltered
S.M.V.*: -15 (sweet)
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 300mL
Units/case: 12
Available at LCBO


Takara ShoChikuBai Nigori Silky Mild Sake

TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Nigori Silky Mild Sake [website]
NIGORI is the way sake first appeared when it was brewed for the Imperial Court in Kyoto as well as for most of its 2,000 year history. It is coarsely-filtered and the sweetest of all our types of sake. It is especially delicious with very spicy foods. The bottle should be shaken each time before pouring due to the high rice content that settles in the bottom of the bottle.
Type: Junmai Nigori/ Unfiltered
Character: Bold and sweet. Rich and robust flavour with distinctive rice savor.
S.M.V.*: -20 (very sweet)
Serving: Chilled
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 375mL
Units/case: 12

Takara ShoChikuBai Organic Nama Sake

TAKARA BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Organic Nama Sake [website]
It's totally natural, using OCIA certified rice harvested from the Sacramento Valley with absolutely no preservatives, no brewers alcohol added, no sulfites. It is brewed under the direction of Takara's master brewer combining the most traditional methods with modern technology to arrive at the Ginjo grade.
Type: Junmai Nama/ Draft(Organic)
Character: Full, dry and balanced flavour with fruity and fresh taste
S.M.V.*: +5 (dry)
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 300mL
Units/case: 12

ShoChikuBai Tokubetsu Junmai NEW  TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Tokubetsu Junmai [website]
This special sake is made from highly polished (to 60%) Sacramento Valley rice. It is a well balanced Junmai-shu with an exceptionally smooth texture.
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Character: Smooth, well balanced and full body
Dry/Sweet: +5 (medium dry)
Size: 300mL bottle
Units/case: 12

Takara ShoChikuBai Ginjo Premium Cold Sake

TaKaRa BRANDS - ShoChikuBai Premium Ginjo Sake [website]
Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake. Most sakes are brewed with rice that has been milled 30%. For our Ginjo we use rice that is polished over 50%. Additionally, we use a special strain of yeast that allows for fermentation at a cooler temperature. The result of the slower, longer process is a silky-smooth, rich and fruity flavour.
Type: Junmai Ginjo / Premium
Character: Delicate, dry and silky smooth
Dry/Sweet: +5 (dry)
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 300mL bottle
Units/case: 12
Available at SAQ


Takara Brands - Takara Plum Wine TaKaRa BRANDS - Takara Plum Wine (White Wine base) [website]
Takara Plum is a rich, sweet and aromatic plum wine suitable as an aperitif. The plum flavour used for this product is based on "Ume", a special plum cultivated in Japan which is very tart in flavour. It is made from premium white wine with natural plum flavour. Serve it chilled or on the rocks.
12% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750mL bottle
Units/case: 12


JIZAKE by Region

FROM HOKKAIDO, JAPAN
ShoChikuBai Tokubetsu Junmai NEW  Taisetsu (Ice Dome) Junmai Ginjo Sake [website]
Light, smooth type. Refreshing lightness finish. Right and full-bodied taste. From Hokkaido. TAISETSU, named after Mt. Taisetsu or “The Gardens of the Divine”, is slow-aged in unique Japanese style igloos called Yukihimuro ice dome.Serve chilled to enjoy a delightfully floral and clean aroma.
Type: Junmai Ginjo
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Character: Smooth, well balanced and full body
Dry/Sweet: +5 (medium dry)
Size: 300mL bottle
Units/case: 20
Available at LCBO

Otokoyama Junmai Sake OTOKOYAMA "Man's Mountain" Junmai Tokubetsu (Special) Brew Very Dry Sake [website]
Light, smooth and rich type. Quiet grain-like aroma with a hint of fruity nose. Refreshing lightness with vivid acidity.
Very dry sake with sharp, righa and full-bodied taste.
16.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 500mL bottle
Units/case: 12

FROM IWATE, JAPAN
Nanbu Bijin Junmai Dai Ginjo Super Premium Sake (Southern Beauty) Sake NEW  NANBUBIJIN "Southern Beauty Super Premium" Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake [website]
Super Premium Sake from Iwate, JAPAN. Fruity and elegant sake. This sake has an excellent long and pleasant finish. Brewed by master brewers with using one of the coldest and snowiest regions of Japan. Monde Selection Gold Medal and so many other gold medals.

Type: Junmai Dai Ginjo
16.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 720mL bottle
Units/case: 6

NANBUBIJIN TOKUBETSU JUNMAI Ginjo (Southern Beauty Premium Pure Rice) Sake NANBUBIJIN "Southern Beauty Premium Pure Rice" TOKUBETSU JUNMAI Ginjo Sake [website]
Founded in 1902, Nanbu Bijin translates as the beautiful woman of Nanbu, a name chosen to represent the brewery's aim of producing the clearest, most beautiful sake in Iwate's Nanbu region.
Gold medal winner of National New Sake Tasting Competition in Japan.
Premium fragarant, silky smooth sake from Iwate.
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Polish ratio: 50%
SMV: +5
Acidity: 1.3
15.8% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 720mL bottle
Units/case: 12

Available via The Private Ordering Specialty Services Dept. on each respective Liquor Board: LCBO/SAQ

FROM YAMAGATA, JAPAN
OHYAMA Big Mountain Meimon Special Junmai Premium Sake OHYAMA "Big Mountain" Meimon Special Junmai Sake
Special Pur Rice Sake - Light and smooth type. Clean aroma of apple and pear are harmonized with minerals, grain with touch of creamy aroma. Round and mild sweetness and fruity acidic flavour are balanced nicely. Soft and smooth taste.
Type: Junmai
15% Alcohol/Vol.
Sizes:
300mL x 15 bottles per case
720mL x 12 bottles per case

FROM NIIGATA, JAPAN
Hakkaisan Honjozo (Eight Peaks Mountains) Premium Sake

HAKKAISAN HONJOZO "Eight Peaks Mountains" Premium Sake [website]
Founded in 1922, this brewery is situated at the foot of Mount Hakkai in Niigata and uses spring water that flows from the mountain to produce its sake. Famous throughout Japan as its flagship brand Hakkaisan sake is renowned for its smooth and wonderfully pure and mellow flavours. Serve warm or chilled. Rated the most popular Izakaya sake by Izakaya Pubs across Japan (from Niigata).

Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish ratio: 55%
SMV: +5
Acidity: 1.1
15.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 720mL

Available via The Private Ordering Specialty Services Dept. on each respective Liquor Board: LCBO/SAQ

Hakkaisan (Eight Peaks Mountains) Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

HAKKAISAN "Eight Peaks Mountains" TOKUBETSU JUNMAI Sake [website]
In Japanese tokubetsu means “special” and Hakkaisan Tokubestu Junmai is special in many ways. The signature ingredient of this sake is the fine local water, coming from melting snow and filtered by Mount Hakkai. The purity of this naturally soft water is what gives Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai its very special smooth taste and flavor. As our Tokubetsu Junmai has a very clean and dry body, it pairs well with not only sushi and sashimi but also lightly oily dishes such as tempura.

Rice Milling Rate: 60%
Sake Rice: Gohyakumangoku
15.5% Alcohol/Vol.
SMV: +5.0
Acidity: 1.4
Amino Acid: 1.3
Size: 300mL
Available at LCBO

Kubota Senju (1000 Long Lives) Special Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake KUBOTA SENJU "1000 Long Lives" Special/Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake [website]
Kubota Sake is the pioneer of jizake in Japan. A sake connoisseur's must have brand from Niigata. Its mellow and light flavour matches perfectly with Japanese cuisine. Serve: warm or chilled. 2nd most popular Izakaya sake by Izakaya Pubs across Japan (from Niigata)
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish ratio: 55%
SMV: +6
Acidity: 1.2
15.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Size : 720mL x 12 bottles

Available via The Private Ordering Specialty Services Dept. on each respective Liquor Board: LCBO/SAQ

FROM SHIZUOKA, JAPAN
Wakatake Onikoroshi Daiginjo Sake

WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI "Demon Slayer" Daiginjo Premium Sake [website]
This beautiful sake is round and alluring with the texture of raw silk. A well balanced, mild sake that has a slight sweetness stemming from its elegant aromas and moderate dryness. Rich type. Fully matured with a very fine smooth texture and deep creamy taste.
16% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 720mL x 12 bottles

Wakatake Onikoroshi Ginjo sake WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI "Demon Slayer" Junmai Ginjo Sake [website]
Established in 1832 from the Shizuoka prefecture, this sake is delicate, light and smooth in character. Its overall impression is very modest with hints of subtle fruit flavours and refreshing, sweet aromas.
16% Alcohol/Vol.
Sizes :
300mL x 12 bottles
720mL x 12 bottles
1.8L x 6 bottles

FROM KYOTO, JAPAN
Takara Brands - Tamanohikari daiginjo sake 720ml 300ml TAMANOHIKARI Omachi Junmai Daiginjo Sake [website]
This premium sake uses only the famed Omachi rice, which is polished until it is 48% of its original size. The resulting drink itself has a full and well-rounded taste, with sufficient acidity to allow a clean finish. It may be enjoyed slightly chilled, at around 10 degrees Celsius, or warmed to around 42 degrees, and is particularly popular outside Japan amoung lovers of fine wine. It is also the preferred sake of Japan Airlines' First and Business Classes, where it serves as a representative of fine Japanese sake worldwide.
Ingrediens: Rice, Rice Koji, Water
20% Alcohol/Vol.
Sizes :
300mL** x 12 bottles
720mL x 12 bottles
**300mL available at SAQ

Takara Brands - Tamanohikari Omachi Junmai Ginjo Pack Sake 300mL NEW  TAMANOHIKARI Omachi Junmai Ginjo (Pack) Sake [website]
This sake is made from the finest sake rice strains including Yamada Nishiki and Miyama Nishiki. The rice is polished to 60% of its original size, which results in a clean, light tasting sake. Tokusen Junmai Ginjo may be enjoyed either chilled or slightly warmed, with no loss of smoothness, and is ideal for drinking as an accompaniment to food.
Size: 300mL
Units/case: 20

FROM KYUSHU, JAPAN
Tenzan Genshu Heavens Montain Sake by Tenzan Sake Brewery Co TENZAN Junmai GENSHU "Heavens Mountain" Sake
Only the best quality, highly polished Saikai No. 134 rice is selected to brew Jizake Tenzan sake. This sake's pleasant taste epitomizes the fundamental flavor of all Japanese sakes. It is best enjoyed chilled or "on the rocks". Wrapped in traditional bamboo leaf, it makes for an interesting gift & conversation piece. Description: This pure, rich, premium sake is wrapped in traditional bamboo leaf making it a wonderful gift as well as a conversation piece. Serve it chilled with pan-seared bay scallops or sushi.
Tasting Note: Crystal clear, with notes of apple, lychee, bubblegum.
Michael Pataran, CityBites, Aug. / Sept. 2006> Type: Junmai
18.3% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 720mL x 12 bottles
Available at LCBO [Vintages]



SHOCHU & VODKA

Iichiko Mugi Barley Shochu

iichiko Mugi "Barley" Shochu NEW 
(Honkaku: Distilled from Barley)
[website]
Japan's Most Popular Shochu! Shitamachi no Napoleon. Produced using only selected barley, barley koji, and natural pure water.
25% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 900mL

Takara Yokaichi Mugi Barley

TaKaRa BRANDS - Yokaichi Mugi
(Honkaku: Distilled from Barley)
[website]
Yokaichi Mugi is the finest Mugi Shochu. It is made from superior barley and combines age-old craft and modern technology. Enjoy the clean crisp taste and pleasant rice aroma by on the rocks or straight.
25% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750mL x 12 bottles
Available at the LCBO

Takara Kissui Vodka

Temporarily unavailable
TaKaRa BRANDS - Kissui Vodka [website]
Pure. Non-mixed. KISSUI is 100% distilled from rice. Made from one ingredient. That's what KISSUI means. And that's the experience KISSUI gives you. From Fushimi, Kyoto. Smooth and elegant, with a silky finish.
40% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750mL

HAMADA SHUZO - Kakushi Gura Secret Distillery Single-distilled Honkaku Shochu (barley)

HAMADA SHUZO - Kakushi Gura "Secret Distillery"
Single-distilled Honkaku Shochu (barley)
[website]
Single-distilled honkaku shochu. Made from carefully chosen superior barley and 100% natural spring water, and aged in oak barrels. Its well-balanced flavour is reminiscent of a smooth, mild whiskey.
Ingredients: Water, Barley, *Barley Koji
25% Alcohol/Vol.
Sizes:
300mL x 20 bottles per case
720mL x 6 bottles per case

* Koji is steamed barley that has had koji-kin, or koji mold spores, cultivated onto it. Sake is also one of the beverage in the world using rice koji

HAMADA SHUZO - Kaido Youth of the Sea Single-distilled Honkaku Shochu (sweet potato)

HAMADA SHUZO - Kaido "Youth of the Sea"
Single-distilled Honkaku Shochu (sweet-potato)
[website]
Single-distilled honkaku shochu. Made from selected kogane-sengan sweet potatoes, specially harvested in Kagoshima prefecture, traditional kurokoji (black yeast) and pure, deep sea water. Retains hints of the earth and sea from which it came.
Ingredients: Water, Sweet-Potato, *Black Rice Koji
25% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 750mL x 6 bottles

* Koji is steamed barley that has had koji-kin, or koji mold spores, cultivated onto it. Sake is also one of the beverage in the world using rice koji


WHISKY / WHISKEY

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky 12 years old

THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
"Taketsuru" Pure Malt 12 Years Old Whisky
[website]
Malt whiskies matured for 12 years at the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries are blended in vats to produce this outstanding pure malt whisky. It's part of the AsahiBeer Group.
40.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Size: 660mL
Available at LCBO

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Single Malt

THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
"Yoichi" Single Malt 10 Years Old Whisky
[website]
Plummy fruit is almost last amid a sea of salty, peaty malt. An enormous bouquet but amazingly well restrained, especially the oak. The sweetness is charming, and appears to depend on the smoky skeleton of the aroma. Quite breathtaking and truly fabulous. It's part of the AsahiBeer Group.
45.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Sizes: 180mL & 700mL
Available at LCBO in both sizes


*Ozawa Agencies does not sell alcoholic beverages. We facilitate an arrangement whereby customers can buy from the LCBO. Our prices includes the LCBO price and an agency fee. The LCBO price is available on request.



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