Tokugetsu or "Harvest Moon" is a special seasonal sake the Asahi Brewery produces once every fall. The rice used is a local Niigata variety called Yukinosei, which is milled down to 28%, leaving a small grain that resembles a moon. Tokugetsu is a personal favorite, as it is one of the purest examples of Sake in existence. Tokugetsu is like drinking fresh spring water right out of the stream with its high mineral content, leading into very subtle orchard fruits and flower blossoms. Tokugetsu is textbook ethereal Sake, where at first, it seems to be very simplistic, but then waves of flavors start to roll in, showing its depth and complexity so very elegantly. The sweetness level is bone dry and so clean that it's effortless to keep drinking until the bottle is gone. While cleansing the palate, this adds to Japanese cuisine's subtleties, readying the mouth for Sashimi or Sushi, which we recommend, though we have also had it with Wagyu but is perfect for a simple home-cooked meal as well.