Kamotsuru Tokusei Gold Daiginjo is a famous sake in Japan, and thanks to the Netflix Documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, most of us are probably familiar with the 3 Michelin star Sushi restaurant for 11 years running, Jiro Sushi, where Kamotsuru is the only brand of sake served. This was drank by the Prime Minister of Japan on his visit to Jiro Sushi, putting it in the modern lime light, however, this sake has been in production for over 60 years and the Kamotsuru brewery itself for almost 150. If one of the best Sushi restaurants in Japan has this on this list, it can only mean it’s the perfect accompaniment to food, adding to the meal, not fighting it, supplying a refreshing, palate cleansing feel. The Tokusei Gold was first produced in 1958 and was the first Daiginjo grade sake to be sold to the public. This is very pure and finishes refreshingly crisp, more so than Junmai Daiginjo due to a different brewing process which also helps the yeasts dissolve better providing the finished product with intense, fruity aromatics. Well balanced and elegant this pairs well with very subtle foods like sashimi and sushi. Each bottle receives two gold flakes in the shape of a cherry blossom, symbolizing cranes that mate for life and if you get one in your glass it is considered good luck. This is the perfect little bottle to start a meal, have a few glasses, and is also a unique gift idea for the holidays!