Franklin Liquors Is Turning Japanese!

Franklin Liquors Is Turning Japanese!


Have you noticed an increase in Japanese restaurants lately?

Many supermarkets also now have sushi sections.

But what is missing??



The next time you are shopping for wine OR In a Japanese restaurants look at the Saké. Many times there is a small selection and NO Japanese made ones.

Franklin Liquors is excited to now have Saké selections recommended by Nancy Cushman.


Nancy Cushman’s passion for sake was sparked over a decade ago in her hometown of Chicago. After her first sake experience, she became fascinated with it and made studying the beverage her mission. She left her career as an advertising executive and in 2006, she completed the Sake Professional Course in Japan with John Gauntner, who is recognized as the world’s foremost sake expert. In Boston in March 2007, she opened o ya, a contemporary Japanese restaurant, with her husband Tim Cushman.


o ya has received numerous awards, including being named by the New York Times’ Frank Bruni as the #1 new restaurant in the U.S. outside of New York. In 2012, Nancy travelled back to Japan to complete the Advanced Sake Professional Course and is now one of less than 100 people in the world to have this certification.

As o ya’s sake sommelier, Nancy enjoys serving and pairing an extensive selection of premium sakes with the cuisine. She also regularly teaches sake courses for public and private organizations.

In our store you will find many new Sakés with tasting notes and information provided by Nancy.

This weekend we are kicking off our Saké expansion with a tasting /education event. Nancy will be the guest speaker for a Saké 101 event!


Stop in and turn Japanese with us!


Contact Information:

Nancy Cushman
Co-Proprietor & Sake Sommelier
o ya
9 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
p (617) 654-9900
f (617) 654-9909
email – web –

Franklin Liquors

363 East Central St

Franklin, MA 02038

508-528-7338 web-


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