Sakimoto Shuzo

The Distillery of Mr. Sakimoto is located on the island of Yonaguni, one of the most remote places from Japanese main islands. In fact, Yonguni is at 2 000km southwest of Tokyo, and only 100 km away from Taiwan! In the past, Yonaguni was part of the Kingdom of Ruykyu which included the islands in the surrounding, doing the junction between Japan and Chinese mainland. Economically, it was a very active area. Mr. Sakimoto is one of three producers of the island which counts only 1300 inhabitants. Since 1927, the distillery produces very qualitative awomori, following an ancestral production process that uses traditional stills, heated with direct fired. It also produces the Hanazake, a special version of awamori, a beverage 60% alcohol, which is used during burial ceremonies.


The stainless steel tanks in which is stored the awamori of Sakimoto Shuzo distillery in Yonaguni A portrait of Mr. Sakimoto posing with bottles of awamori in his distillery From the back, view of a young employee of Sakimoto Shuzo distillery

The Distillery of Mr. Sakimoto is located on the island of Yonaguni, one of the most remote places from Japanese main islands. In fact, Yonguni is at 2 000km southwest of Tokyo, and only 100 km away from Taiwan! In the past, Yonaguni was part of the Kingdom of Ruykyu which included the islands in the surrounding, doing the junction between Japan and Chinese mainland. Economically, it was a very active area. Mr. Sakimoto is one of three producers of the island which counts only 1300 inhabitants. Since 1927, the distillery produces very qualitative awomori, following an ancestral production process that uses traditional stills, heated with direct fired. It also produces the Hanazake, a special version of awamori, a beverage 60% alcohol, which is used during burial ceremonies.



The stainless steel tanks in which is stored the awamori of Sakimoto Shuzo distillery in Yonaguni A portrait of Mr. Sakimoto posing with bottles of awamori in his distillery From the back, view of a young employee of Sakimoto Shuzo distillery

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<p style="text-align: justify;">The nose is spicey and floral it evokes the taste of rice powder. A mouth that is marked with fruity notes such as litchis, exotic fruits, very fresh, just like the final taste, fresh, long and spicey.<br /><br /><strong>The non aged version at 30°<br /><br /></strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">泡盛一般酒 与那国 崎元酒造(沖縄県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">70cl - alc. 30% vol.</span></p>

33,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">With with a spicey and iodized nose, poweful and yet sweet on the mouth. We find the a mineral taste, with notes of litchis and exotic fruits. The end is salty with a persistent, long lasting fruity taste.<br /><br /><strong>Hanazake is a magnificent eau de vie<br /><br /></strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">泡盛花酒 与那国ブルー 崎元酒造(沖縄県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">50cl - alc. 70% vol.</span></p>

49,00 €

<p style="text-align: justify;">The nose is fruity and delicate, rounded with notes of ripe fruits. The mouth has fruity complex notes of pears, green apples, bannas that are long, fresh and spicey.<br /><br /><strong>The three year aged version of Awamori from Sakimoto Shuzo</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">泡盛古酒 与那国 崎元酒造(沖縄県)</span><br /><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">70cl - alc. 30% vol. </span></p>

39,00 €
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