Shironotakumi Rice Shochu: Made by Skilled Craftsmen With Cutting Edge Technology

Hamada Shuzo Denzouingura


Hamada Sake Brewery, founded in 1868 (the first year of the Meiji era), has three warehouses. "Denbeigura", which keeps the recipe of the Meiji and Taisho eras, using traditional wooden pots; "Denzoingura" is a headquarter factory that mass-produces high-quality shochu by introducing a cutting-edge technology, while "Kinzangura" reproduces the shochu made in the Edo period.


The concept of Denzoingura is "innovation". Located in the city of Ichikikushikino, which faces the East China Sea, Denzouingura is a distillery which continues to evolve in order to seek out new potential for honkaku (authentic) shochu. First, cutting-edge facilities have been introduced at every step of the process, from fermentation to bottling and shipping. Second, the skills, know-how and experience of our master distiller and other craftsmen in different fields have been gathered together in one place.


To experience the taste of Denzoingura, try one of its shochu!


Shironotakumi Kome Shochu


It is a rice shochu made with black malted rice (rare for rice shochu) using aromatic yeast. It is fermented under low temperature slowly to produce a fruity aroma, and finished by reduced-pressure distillation. It is then filtered through bamboo charcoal (a rare filtration method for shochu) to remove excess impurities and enhance the original aroma and taste of the liquor. The result is a highly aromatic shochu with a soft and clean taste.


It is also a gem that won the "Superior Award" in the rice category of the Kagoshima Prefecture Authentic Shochu Competition. Enjoy it on the rocks or with strong water. It goes well with sushi and sashimi of white fish.


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