Origin: Kyoto Prefecture
Polishing Ratio: 70%
Masuda Tokube Shoten, opened in 1675, is the oldest sake brewery in Fushimi. People might not remember their shop name but by their signature Tsuki no Katsura, which was already made and loved by people in the Edo period (1603-1868). They also have some of the oldest sake aging cellars, featuring some bottles that are over 50 years years old.
Another innovation from one of the oldest and famous breweries in Kyoto. This was created for the trend for lower alcohol sakes. It is light, fruity with only 8% ABV.
It’s deep aroma and rich taste attracted many admirers and it is called the Sake of Literati as some of its fans were famous writers and authors. Masuda Tokubei Shoten is particularly specialised in brewing cloudy sake (Nigori) and aged sake.
It is very smooth and elegant, with nicely balanced acidity, which makes it a great pairing for sushi and yakitori. Even drink it chilled on it's own on a hot summer day