Kumamoto Prefecture's Kuma region has long been thriving with fertilized soil. The Kuma Region is known to be "one of the oldest land of Yayoi-style rice farming" and was recognised by a Japanese writer 500 years ago. Brewing technology was then intorduced from the continent to this place, and "Kuma Shochu" made from rice was born.
Toyonaga Sake Brewery was founded in 1882 in the precincts of Kumabe Yuyu. They released their own shochu by using rice from their own rice fields. 115 years later the 4th-generation owner, still to this day uses rice from their own land and has deepend the idea of this foundation-making shochu.
Toyonaga Sake Brewery uses only domestic ingredients with a history of production. The structure is traditionally made by skilled brewers, so it has a very natural taste. The compatibility with food is very good, and the food doesn't get in the way and won't get tired of drinking.
The aroma is hints of barley with alcohol. There is a definite flavour of barley, immediately followed by the sharp hit of astringency and alcohol.
Refrigerate once opened.
- Kumamoto Prefecture