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Collection: Tokubetsu Honjozo and Tokubetsu Junmai

Tokubetsu is a weird category, but it basically means special. It is technically defined as being one of the following:

  • 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: "we really like this but we already have a junmai and junmai ginjo. This sake is its own special thing. 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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  • Sohomare "Heart and Soul" Tokubetsu Kimoto
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  • Taiheikai Tokubetsu Junmai Pacific Ocean
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  • Nishinoseki Tokubetsu Junmai Daruma Cup (180ml)
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  • Taka Tokubetsu Junmai Namazake "Noble Arrow"
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  • Ohyama Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama
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  • Denshin Honjozo Shiboritate Namazake "Fuyu"
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  • Jun Tenzan Tokubetsu Junmai (300ml)
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  • Tensei Tokubetsu Honjozo "Endless Summer"
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  • Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Urakasumi Hiyaoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai
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  • Taka Tokubetsu Junmai Noble Arrow
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  • Takatenjin Tokubetsu Honjozo Sword of the Sun
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