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Sake Tsukasa-Botan Junmai Masugu

A light and dry Junmai sake recommended by bar poet Yoshida Rui.
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Item details

Brewery
Tsukasa Botan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Japanese name
司牡丹酒造(株)
Sake type
Junmai
Prefecture
Kōchi (高知)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
65%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+6
Acidity
1.5
Amino acid level
1.2
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The Tsukasa-Botan Masugu Junmai (純米酒 司牡丹 まつすぐ) is one of the two sake in the 'Junmai Sake Series Recommended by Yoshida Rui' (吉田類お薦め純米酒シリーズ). Yoshida Rui is a sake connoisseur and 'bar poet' travelling across Japan to promote the charm of bar culture. Mr Yoshida wrote the poem on the label, and he also designed the calligraphy.

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The Masugu Junmai is described as light, dry, and representative of Tosa sake. Rich in umami, it has a soft and smooth finish. Created as an "evening drink", it is recommended to pair with grilled mackerel, grilled eel, teriyaki chicken, gouda cheese, and sweet and sour meat dumplings.

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About the brewery:

Tsukasa Botan Brewery is located in Sakawa-chō, Kōchi Prefecture, and was founded in 1603. The brewery was incorporated in 1918 and - in addition to sake - produces shōchū and yuzu (柚子) liqueur in the Tosa tradition.
Address
1299 Sakawa-chō, Takaoka-gun, Kōchi 789-1201
Phone
0889-221-211
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
Our first impression of the Masugu was that of a very light and dry Junmai with a nose of marzipan and (according to my wife) cinnamon. Due to its slightly strong acidity, it has a refreshing flavour. Initially a little thin, it revealed its subtle and well-balanced character upon further sittings—smooth and mild finish.

Item information

Category
Sake
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒789-1201 高知県高岡郡佐川町甲1299

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