Origin: Kyoto Prefecture
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% alcohol. It is very smooth and elegant, with nicely balanced acidity, which makes it a great pairing for sushi and yakitori.
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. 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 specialized in brewing cloudy sake (Nigori-zake) and aged sake.