Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen”
Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen”
Elusive, subtle, impeccably balanced

Pinnacle of Perfection

Delicately flavoured, astonishingly subtle, impeccably balanced, this legendary label is the despair of sake critics in Japan, who confess that its flavour is impossible to describe.

Niigata Prefecture


Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen” bottle
Ishimoto Brewing Company

Ishimoto Brewing Company

Niigata Prefecture


Koshi no Kanbai is one of the most famous names in the sake world. An uncompromising focus on excellence over generations led to a type of clean, dry sake that came to be known as “Niigata style.” Koshi no Kanbai sakes have both balance and flavour depth—it’s as though every single molecule is immaculately in place.

Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen”

Technical Specifications

Classification: Daiginjo
Rice variety: Yamadanishiki
Yeast: Niigata Ginjo
Brewing method: Sokujo


polishing ratio







Serving recommendations

A bottle of “Chotokusen” is an event in itself. Equally at home with contemporary cuisine or traditional Japanese classics, it enhances the flavour of any food it accompanies. Serve cool at around 10–15°C.

Restaurant & Retail Guides

Where to find Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen” in the U.K.

You might also like…

Share Koshi no Kanbai “Chotokusen” with friends!

    Back to top