Asahi Shuzo Tsugu is a supreme tanrei-karakuchi sake, made in the great conditions of Koshiji, combined with the best sake brewing techniques of Asahi-Shuzo. Tsugu has a soft and rich aroma, delicate but deep flavor and a beautifully lingering aftertaste.
This Tsugu's brilliance is the type of rice used, a cross between the 'King of Rice'; Yamada Nishiki, and the 'Yokozuna of the East'; Gohyakumangoku. The result is known as 'The Thoroughbred,' called Koshi Tanrei, which draws the best qualities from its parents — inheriting its richness from Yamada Nishiki and its light, ethereal energy from Gohyakumangoku. There are so many facets to this Sake, including white flowers, cracked pepper, stone fruit, malt, saline minerality, and even linden berry; it's hard to wrap your head around it. This is best served with a slight chill and paired with simple, delicate foods. Each bottle comes numbered out of 2500 and individually packaged in a gift box. Tsugu is a masterpiece, like a sonnet from Shakespeare or an exciting composition from Mozart, and is captivating like Kurosawa.