Asahi Shuzo Sake Brewery
The brewery was founded in 1875, opened by the first Rihei Nishiyama. Since then, it has been a brewery that has maintained tradition and goodwill for more than 130 years and continues to make local sake. This is the sixth generation of the current head of the family. Sake is made by making full use of traditional techniques by long-term low-temperature fermentation using “Kami no Ho”, with the rice from Mie Prefecture, Koji Yamada Nishiki, and underground water from the Kushida River. Toji’s soulful handmade Daiginjo “Ise Asahi” is a liquor that convinces liquor lovers’ tongues with a perfect balance of mellow and fruity scent.
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Representative: Toshiyuki Nishiyama
Address: 1767, Takigunn Meiwacho Yamaooyodo, Mie
Foundation (year) 1875
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Mie Sake Breweries
Mie Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Honshu. It borders Gifu Prefecture to the north, Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture to the northwest, Nara Prefecture to the west, Wakayama Prefecture to the southwest and Aichi Prefecture to the east. Mie Prefecture is a long and narrow cross-shaped terrain with the Shima Peninsula in the east and the Iga Basin in the west. The eastern side of the Ise Plain faces Ise Bay and Kumano Nada, and the western side is covered by the Kii Mountains such as the Suzuka Mountains, Nunobiki Mountains, and Odaigayama Mountains. For this reason, the climate varies greatly from region to region, and sake brewing has an inland climate in the cold Iga region in winter, the Hokusei region where the cold “Suzuka grated” blows in winter, and the Chusei and Nansei regions where “Nunobiki grated” carries cold air. The temperature of all breweries is around 0 degrees celsius in winter, which is perfect for making high-quality sake such as Ginjo sake. In Mie prefecture, all plants grow well, and the fields are constantly full of greenery all year round, and it is especially suitable for rice cultivation for a long time. Iga rice and Isshi rice are known for their good taste. These high quality sake rice will be reborn as Mie sake with a beautiful and mellow taste.
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