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Born “Tokusen”

Born “Tokusen”

Fukui prefecture

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A rich sake that blends fruity flavors into a one-of-a-kind drinking experience

The Born “Tokusen” is a Junmai Daiginjo you can break out on special occasions or with an elegant dinner date. This sake is aged for a minimum of two years at 0? to bring out deep, fruity flavors that compliment buttery dishes as well as delicate Japanese food. With each sip you will experience a harmonious blend of poached pear, green apple, and vanilla that ends with a strong finish. The rich tastes are sure to satisfy novice and experienced drinkers alike, so grab a bottle for as a gift or to enjoy yourself. Serve at the temperature of your choice.


Brand Born
Brewery Katoukichibee Shouten
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki (Designation A)
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 38%
SMV ? +5.0
Acidity ? 1.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Born “Tokusen” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Born “Tokusen” - Fukui prefecture

Born is made in Fukui prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Pear

  • Vanilla


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Seafood

  • Cheese


Katoukichibee Shouten

Katoukichibee Shouten

Fukui prefecture

Originally operating as a money exchange business and very deeply involved in the affairs of the community, in 1860 the village headman and founder became involved in sake brewing. For eleven generations, they have carried the Kichibee name, and in 1866 registered the name as a trademark. In Sanskrit, “Born” is translated roughly as purity/striking truth and represents the brewery’s strong belief in second changes and karmic rewards for hard work. In the beginning of the Showa era, the emperor used Born sake for Japan’s ceremonies, festivals, and guests as Japan’s representative brand.

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