After waiting months for more to come from Japan, it is finally here right on schedule for fall. Tokugetsu is an outstanding and ethereal experience, a type of Sake that is often referred to as a "Phantom Sake" showing incredible complexity but with the mystical level of subtlety that reveals itself in waves. It's a journey for your tongue unique to this kind of Sake and perfect with or without food. Many clients have come back to us floored after trying this Sake very impressed and asking if we had more, well now we do, so it's the perfect time to stock up or grab one as a gift for the holidays!
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Tokugetsu continues to be a long-running favorite and is only available in small quantities. We can only ever get a few cases every couple of months, and they never last for long. Tokugetsu, or "Harvest Moon" is a special seasonal sake the Asahi Brewery produces once every fall. This is a rare sake that can mainly be found in High-End Japanese restaurants and is made using a local Niigata variety of rice called Yukinosei. The rice is milled down to 28%, much more than the standard 50% for Junmai Daiginjo, leaving a small grain behind resembling a moon. Tokugetsu is a personal favorite even after all of these years and countless Sake's we have tasted; it is one of the purest examples of Sake in existence. Tokugetsu is like drinking fresh spring water right from the stream with its high mineral content, which leads to 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 with precision and elegance. The sweetness level is 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 and other simple homecooked meals as well. Tokugetsu is a masterpiece in a bottle and drinks at the level of Sake twice the price, which is why it is one of our favorites to date.