Kanpai exists to create distinct London-style sakes, using traditional Japanese techniques. Following a whirlwind year and a half as the UK's first sake brewery (with awards to boot!) our aim now is to make more of the good stuff and to launch a casual bar in which everyone can come and discover sake.
Since falling in love with sake in Japan on brewery visits and within relaxed izakayas, we've spent years learning the intricate ways to brew it. We're passionate to bring this unique rice brew into the homes and tables of the UK and further afield. We've put all of our energy, blood, sweat and tears into Kanpai to develop unique and creative sakes - such as our hopped sparkling FIZU - and brought sake to new exciting places such as festivals, craft beer shops and burger joints. If you like your flavoursome beers and craft gins, we think you'll enjoy craft sake too, bursting with umami.
We simply wouldn't be here today without the support of so many generous people – in time, taste-buds and consumption! We think it’s time to give back to those who have joined us so far on the sake revolution and officially welcome you to the Kanpai family with a special home we can enjoy together.
BREWED LIKE A BEER, ENJOYED LIKE A WINE.
Launched in 2018, our special flagship range which will always be available are:
- SUMI - Clear tokubetsu junmai sake
- KUMO - Cloudy tokubetsu nigori sake
- FIZU - Sparkling hopped junmai sake
As huge advocates of the craft beer and craft spirit approach, we've been inspired to experiment with our sakes. That's why as well as our flagship range, we will always have seasonal batches on the go; where we can have fun with the ingredients and flavours - 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 making small tweaks and changes. 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 seasonal batches are gone, they're gone!