Hollywood celebrities are drinking these high-end sakes with absurdly low polishing ratio numbers. It’s the similar the 100 point scale for wine. This is said to be one of the most expensive of the Dassai range of sake. The 23 means 77% of the rice is polished away and only 23% is left behind. The lower the number the higher the price! This sake is very good and has a price tag to prove it.