Katsuyama sake brewery, Gen sake is still brewed using the same 300-year-old recipe. To ensure that their sake maintains the high quality standards it’s known for, Katsuyama has remained a small operation. This sake reminiscent of pourriture noble (noble rot) wines like Sauternes, Gen can be enjoyed in the same situations as such wines. It works as a dessert wine or after-dinner drink. It’s dry, not too sweet, and gentler on the taste buds, going down almost like a fragrant glass of rose water. It is a gem in liquid form, traditional recipes meet modern techniques.