Collection: tokubetsu honjozo & tokubetsu junmai

Tokubetsu, which simply means "special," is an odd category. In Japan, it's legally defined as being made from sake-specific rice (such as Yamada Nishiki), polished to 60% or less (ginjo equivalent), or brewed using a "special" method.

99% Of the time, tokubetsu sake is so categorized because of the first two reasons, sake-specific rice or polishing. So why not use other terms, like junmai or ginjo? Usually it's because the brewery already has a junmai and ginjo in their product lineup: one which loyal customers have enjoyed for years. Or maybe it's polished to 60%, and it's delicious enough to share, but it doesn't really taste like a ginjo... you don't want to disappoint your customer base by misleading them.

Tokubetsu sake is full of gems. It really feels like a space for brewery creativity and experimentation.  


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  • Mantensei Tokubetsu Junmai "Kinoko"
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  • Rihaku Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Dreamy Clouds
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  • Yukikage Tokubetsu Junmai Ginjo "Snow Shadow"
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  • Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai "Drunken Whale"
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  • Heiwa Shuzo "KID" Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi
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  • Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Kokken Tokubetsu Junmai
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    $39.00 USD
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  • Nishinoseki Tokubetsu Junmai Daruma Cup (180ml)
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  • Matsunoi Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Kusudama Tokubetsu Junmai "Sarubobo" Cup
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  • Kidoizumi Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu Yamahai Yamadanishiki Gold Label
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  • Taiten Shiragiku-Nishiki Tokubetsu Junmai
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