Nagasaki borders Saga Prefecture on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by water, including Ariake Bay, the Tsushima Straits, and the East China Sea. It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima, Iki and Goto. Most of the prefecture is near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki and a United States Navy base at Sasebo.
Ikinokura Sake Brewery
55 Shochu distilleries had opened on Iki Island since 1899, when the liquor tax law was enacted. Due to continuous consolidations, only 7 distilleries are left to make Shochu at present. Iki distillery Co., Ltd. is one of the 7 distilleries in Iki Island, located on a small hill in the center of the island. In 1984, 6 distilleries merged and established Iki Shochu Cooperative Association. In 2010, it changed its name to Ikinokura Distillery Co., Ltd. to achieve the company’s further advancement and the growth of Shochu.
Representative: Eiichi Harada
Address: 520Yutakehonmura, Ashibe,Iki, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1984
Mori Sake Brewery
Representative: Mori Yukio
Address: Shinmachi, Hirado, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1895
Omoya Shuzo Sake Brewery
From Iki Island to the world barley shochu originated from Iki. On this historic island, Omoya Shuzo Brewery makes Iki shochu and Iki sake. Omoya Shuzo Brewery has revived sake brewing in Iki. By using the island’s top-quality water and Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Iki, the brewery succeeded in making top-quality sake. Enjoy our famous sake which has a thick, dry flavor and full-bodied aroma complementing each other. They have both shochu made by hand using traditional techniques and shochu made with state-of-the-art equipment.
Since the flavors are different, try both and see for yourself. You can discover a shochu to your liking.
Representative: Shouzou yokoyama
Address: Isidatyou Indoujiura 200banti, Ikisi, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1924
Oshima-Shuzou Sake Brewery
Oshima is an island that floats on the sea 4 km from the Nishisonogi Peninsula in Nagasaki Prefecture.
“Isn’t it possible to use such delicious sweet potatoes other than roasted sweet potatoes?” Oshima Shochu was born from such an idea. This sweet and delicious potato is polished using the pure natural water of “Isa no Urakawa” in Nishisonogi, and the potato shochu “Choucho-san” is brewed by Mr. Mori’s technique. The barley shochu brewed by the harmony of carefully selected wheat and famous water.
Representative: Makoto Inuki
Address: 830, Saikai-City Oshima-Town, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1985
Umegae Shuzo Sake Brewery
Founded in the 7th year of Tenmei (1787), in the middle of the Edo period, during the 11th Shogun Iesai era, and given the name “Umegae” by the lord of the Omura domain, Junjin Omura. Blessed with abundant nature and famous water from 300 meters underground, for more than 200 years since then, they have been making daily commitments from rice production to sake production. During this time, brewery has won numerous awards, including the Gold Award at the National New Sake Appraisal, and the Honor Award at the Fukuoka National Taxation Bureau’s Appraisal for the sixth consecutive year. This year as well as last year, we won the gold medal in the full-scale shochu section.
Representative: Nagano Tetuya
Address: 317jyouma, sasebo-city, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1787
Okinawa Sake Brewery
“Kame-zukuri” Yamanomori was founded in the 32nd year of the Meiji era, and has been honing and nurturing history and traditional techniques for more than 100 years. This is a full-scale shochu made by brewing carefully selected rice jiuqu and barley into a turtle and distilling the mash into each pot at atmospheric pressure
Representative: Akito Yamauchi
Address: 85 Shihara Nishifure, Gonoura-cho, Iki-City, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1899
Genkai Shuzo Sake Brewery
Representative: Akito Yamauchi
Address: 550-1, Shihara Nishifure, Gonoura-cho, Iki-City, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1900