A low-temperature fermentation process results in a sake with a balanced, deliate flavor that compliments a wide variety of dishes. Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewing was founded in 1659, when Japan was ruled by Ietsuna, the fourth Tokugawa shogun. The Kano family built a sake brewery at their residence and began large-scale brewing operations. Kiku-Masamune remains committed to this single-minded pursuit of dryness. Kikumasamume sake has been brewed using the same Kimoto method since the Edo period.