Collection: Tokubetsu Honjozo and Tokubetsu Junmai

Tokubetsu is a weird category, but it basically means special. It's legally defined as having one of the following special characteristics:
  • Made from one of the ~100 or so sake-specific rice strains (ex. Yamadanishiki, Omachi, etc)
  • Polished to 60% or less of its original size (equal to ginjo level)
  • Brewed using a special method 
Tokubetsu sake sometimes specifies what makes it special, or distinct from an otherwise identical product in their lineup, e.g. "100% Yamadanishiki." But for other sake you have to look deep into the story (or simply taste it!) to learn what makes it special. 
In practice, tokubetsu is a toji saying: 

"This sake is its own special thing-- it's different from our house ginjo/junmai/honjozo/etc. So we're going to label it tokubetsu, aka special, and sell it that way."

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  • Rihaku Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Dreamy Clouds
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  • Suigei "Drunken Whale" Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Nishinoseki Tokubetsu Junmai Daruma Cup (180ml)
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  • Mantensei Tokubetsu Junmai "Kinoko"
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  • Sohomare "Heart and Soul" Tokubetsu Kimoto
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  • Taiheikai Tokubetsu Junmai Pacific Ocean
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  • Heiwa Shuzo "KID" Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi
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  • Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Taka Tokubetsu Junmai Namazake "Noble Arrow"
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  • Tensei Tokubetsu Honjozo "Endless Summer"
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  • Ohyama "Tomizu" Tokubetsu Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu 2022
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  • Ohyama Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama 2022
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  • Amanoto "Heaven's Door" Tokubetsu Junmai Namazake
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  • Joyo "60" Tokubetsu Junmai Iwai, 2019
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  • Jun Tenzan Tokubetsu Junmai (300ml)
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  • Taka Tokubetsu Junmai Noble Arrow
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  • Takatenjin Tokubetsu Honjozo Sword of the Sun
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