"Sake aged 5 years for Stout and Porter lovers."


This aged sake has aromas of spice such as cloves and nutmeg and a hint of cedar and toasted nuts. It’s mellow and rich with a refreshing finish.

Characteristics of Daruma Masumune 5 Years Aged

ABV: 16-17%

Grade: Koshu / Aged Sake

Taste: Rich & Sweet

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Nipponbare

Yeast: N/A

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 70%

Acidity: N/A


Serving Recommendation

Chinese food, but it also seems to go well with light cream-based dishes and Japanese meat dishes. You can also use it place of brine for a unique dirty martini.

Recommended Serving Temperature




The Shiraki Tsunesuke brewery is located in Gifu prefecture.

The Shiraki Tsunesuke Brewery

We were founded in 1866. We have a warehouse next to the Nagara River, a great source of water. As part of our strategy to differentiate ourselves from other sake breweries, we started developing aged sake products in the 1960s, centred around our aged sake "Daruma Masamune." "Daruma Masamune" boasts a unique lineup of aged sakes that are difficult to produce, such as 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years. Its spicy and complex taste makes it popular not just in Japan, but also overseas.

It is easy to identify aged sake or Koshu by its colour and aroma. Think of a delicate peaty Scotch whiskey. Given how delicate sake is, you wouldn't expect it to last this long. Yet it is, and it does. Shiraki has tanks since 1979, a portion of which goes into each sake. But like a chef's most treasured spice, only a touch is used in these young blends. These older sakes shine in older blends.

Shiraki Tsunesuke brewery