IMAMI Opens in Ginza Offering Luxurious Wines and Premium Whisky

A specialty liquor store called IMAMI has opened in Ginza. Just a block away from GINZA SIX, the store offers a curated selection of premium alcoholic beverages (wine, whiskey, sake) and traditional Japanese crafts such as Edo glassware.

The store carries carefully selected exquisite items under the concept of encountering timeless treasures. The name IMAMI (今未) embodies the intention of delivering valuable experiences to both the present (今) and future (未).

The walk-in wine cellar accommodates approximately 700 bottles, showcasing a diverse selection ranging from rare and highly valuable wines of traditional regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux to innovative offerings from New World producers.

The whisky selection features world-class lineups from distilleries worldwide, alongside a comprehensive range of Japanese whiskies like Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Hibiki. Rare boxed sets and special bottle collections adorned with Kutani ware are also available. Additionally, the store offers whiskies with high investment value, including limited editions like Karuizawa, which are no longer in production and have limited availability.

For more details on the coveted Karuizawa whiskey, please read our previous article – The Next Chapter of the Illustrious Karuizawa Whisky: Karuizawa Whisky Distillery

The selection of sake ware spotlights ‘Edo Kiriko,’ a traditional craft representing Tokyo (Edo). The lineup features curated products from five workshops known for their distinct craftsmanship, ranging from established masters to emerging artisans. Also not to be missed are original commissioned items such as sets of guinomi (sake cups) and glasses embellished with the twelve zodiac signs, beautifully boxed and exclusive to IMAMI.

The wine glasses feature designs from Kimura Glass, renowned since its founding in 1910 for its distinctive aesthetics. They also offer collaboration glasses with Kagamigaki, a traditional Kutaniyaki pottery, and Riedel. Additionally, a limited quantity of glasses designed specifically to enhance the rich aroma and flavor of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is available.

Inspired by the concept of ‘time’ inherent in both wine and whisky craftsmanship, the store also features a bar counter crafted with copper to highlight ‘aging changes.’ Periodic tasting events are planned to be held here, and towards the back of the store, there’s a members-only private room for up to 6 people, providing a serene setting to leisurely enjoy purchased beverages.

With assistance available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and French, international visitors can feel comfortable when visiting IMAMI. Be sure to drop by next time you’re in Ginza to explore the exquisite selection of fine wines and sought-after whiskies.

Address: 1F, 7-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Phone: 03-5537-3309
Business Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Closed: None (Closed only during New Year's)
Instagram: @imami_ginza



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