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Tokusen

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Newly upgraded; Masumi's new higher standard

As of April 2014, Tokusen has undergone a dramatic image re-make to become a lighter and more fragrant sake. Enjoy it chilled or gently warmed.

Name: Tokusen
Type:   Honjozo
Availability:   Year-round
Ingredients:   Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast, Brewer's alcohol
Rice:   Koji: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.), Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.)
Plain: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.)
Milling rate:   Koji rice 55%; plain rice 60%
Yeast:   Alps, No. 18
Alcohol:   15% range
SMV:   +3
Acidity:   1.2
Amino acidity:   0.9
Serving temperature:   Best chilled (10C range); Good warm (45C range)
Storage:   Cool, dark

Flavor & fragrance profile

Master brewer's comments

We've made this new Tokusen more fragrant and lighter. Even though it is still in the standard category, it has a ginjo-like delicacy of character. While we're sorry to see the old Tokusen go, we know you'll like this lighter, fresher version.

Food pairing suggestions

Standard Japanese comfort food like grilled fish, yakitori, teriyaki, sukiyaki, nabe hotpots.