Sake and Shochu Gumi

This bottle is a Sake Gumi selection! It was featured in August 2019.

This rare and in-demand kimoto from Matsuse Shuzo's Matsunotsukasa brand is back in a big way! Members of Sake Gumi will recognize this from its star-performance in Sakqueso 2019, paired with Fromager D'Affinois. Aged for only a year compared to the former release's four years, this sake is coming out swinging, bright and assertive. Get pleasant vanilla custard and meyer lemon on the nose with soft cookie dough on the palate. This sake doesn't linger too long, finishing dry and leaving the palate ready for more.

Ever the terroir nuts, Shiga's Matsuse Shuzo uses their Matsu No Tsukasa brand to showcase soil types, rice varieties, and the myriad other resources they have at their disposal to create high quality brews that are as fun to geek out on as they are to drink.

Read about our visit to Matsuse Brewery!


  • Brewed in Shiga, Japan by Matsuse Brewery 
  • Kimoto Junmai
  • Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Yamada Nishiki, Ginfubuki + Wataribune 65%
  • ABV 15% / SMV: +1 / Acidity: 1.7
  • 24 fl oz (720ml)
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