One of the most sensational Sake's in existence, we have had countless clients come back asking for more after they tried a bottle. We received another allocation of this super limited sake at the best price in the country. Check out our original offer below.
It can be challenging, especially for those starting to tell if the price equates to better Sake quality. We are always skeptical of expensive bottles but were allocated Asahiyama 'Tsugu' from Asahi Brewery, from the same Kubota. After trying a bottle with Sushi, we were sure that this was the best Sake we have ever tried, beating out the Legendary Juyondai and Dassai Beyond. We had flashes of resemblance to Montrachet, extreme focus, profound complexity, incredible depth, perfect richness, and seamless balance while drinking. This inspired one of those moments when eating or drinking, so mind-blowing that there are no words to express it. One of the critical components to this Tsugu's brilliance is the type of rice used, a cross between the 'King of Rice'; Yamada Nishiki, and the 'Yokozuna of the East'; Gohyakumangoku. The result is known as 'The Thoroughbred,' called Koshi Tanrei, which draws the best qualities from its parents — inheriting its richness from Yamada Nishiki and its light, ethereal energy from Gohyakumangoku. There are so many facets to this Sake, including white flowers, cracked pepper, stone fruit, malt, saline minerality, and even linden berry; it's hard to wrap your head around it. This is best served with a slight chill and paired with simple, delicate foods. Each bottle comes numbered out of 2500 and individually packaged in a gift box. Tsugu is a masterpiece, like a sonnet from Shakespeare or an exciting composition from Mozart, and is captivating like Kurosawa.