TOPThe ConciergeKirishima Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Kirishima Shuzo Co., Ltd.

By Weekender Editor

Kirishima Shuzo is a distillery in Miyazaki Prefecture whose first ever shochu back in 1916 was a satsuma imo (sweet potato) one made with black koji. Kirishima kept with tradition and continued this line of black koji shochu, which grew into their now nationally recognized Kuro Kirishima. At Kirishima Shuzo, they use 100 percent Japan-grown sweet potatoes, Japan-grown rice and pure Kirishima groundwater (from 100m underground).

There are no hard rules on shochu drinking style – enjoy it on the rocks, mizuwari (with water), oyuwari (with hot water) or sparkling water. Best of all, shochu is a healthy choice that’s low in calories and contains no purines (there are also gluten-free versions available). No wonder Kirishima’s tipples were served at the Academy Award’s Governors Ball for three straight years since 2018 – after being introduced by Wolfgang Puck.

Price:
Kuro Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,016 (tax incl.)
Shiro Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,016 (tax incl.)
Aka Kirishima (25%), 900ml: ¥1,293 (tax incl.)

Website: www.kirishima-global.com/co/en/

You may also like
Kyojin Stewhouse Irish food in Tokyo

Rare Foodie Finds: Kyojin Stewhouse Serves Authentic Irish Food in Tokyo

Ireland is a small nation that has proudly exerted a…

Regional Chinese Cuisines in Yokohama Chinatown

A Map of Flavors: The Best Regional Chinese Cuisine in Yokohama Chinatown

“Chinese food” is one of the vaguest phrases in the…

6 Kaisendon Restaurants to Try in Ebisu

Rice bowls like gyudon, oyakodon and tendon are some of…

sunset coffee jiyugaoka

7 Must-Try Jiyugaoka Coffee Shops

Waking up means reaching for a rich dark cup of…

Kikanbo

5 Intensely Spicy Restaurants in Tokyo to Get the Hots For

Adam Richman, the revered host of Man vs Food, famously…

local softcream flavors Ibaraki

Softcream Adventures: Tasting Ibaraki’s Local Softcream Flavors

The time has come to explore more of Japan’s local…