Omoya 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 by using the island’s top-quality water and Yamada Nishiki rice that grown in Iki, the brewery succeeded in making top-quality sake. We have both shochu made by hand using traditional techniques and shochu made with state-of-the-art equipment. Enjoy our famous sake which has a thick, dry flavor and full-bodied aroma complementing each other.
Representative: Shouzou Yokoyama
Address: 200 Indoojiura, Ishida-cho, Iki, Nagasaki
Foundation (year) 1924
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Nagasaki Sake Breweries
Nagasaki Prefecture is located on the island of Kyushu. It borders Saga Prefecture to the northeast and 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. The arid, nutrient-poor soil made the prefecture difficult to grow rice. It was more suitable for sweet potato cultivation, so this plant was raised in earnest. Iki Island in Nagasaki Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of “Mugi-Shochu”, made from barley. During the shogunate of the 16th century, the rich and fertile soil of Iki caught the attention of the local domain. Rather than sweet potatoes or expensive rice, barley was promoted as a tribute. From this bounty of barley, Iki Shochu production began.
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