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Hamadasyuzou

Hamada

syuzou

Concept

concept 濵田酒造の想い

From Ichiki-Kushikino to All of Japan and Beyond.

Since our inception in 1868, Hamada Syuzou has grown and prospered along with our homeland, Ichiki-Kushikino. Our current three distilleries — Denbeegura, Denzouingura, and Kinzangura — each embody one of our core philosophies of shochu craft: tradition, innovation, and heritage, respectively.

Distillery

Denbeegura

The bubbling of koji molds and the breathing of yeast echo through the quiet distillery
The master distiller’s traditional way of sharpening their five senses and watching the shochu come to life

distillery 伝兵衛

Denzouingura

In pursuit of the best honkaku shochu, an evolving shochu distillery committed to bringing enjoyment to as many people as possible

denzouingura 傳藏院蔵

Kinzangura

Distilling, storing and aging, every step of the process is completed in the mine. One of the rarest distilleries, built inside a mine alongside a sake brewery created to take honkaku shochu to the next level

kinzangura 金山蔵
what 焼酎

What is Honkaku Shochu

According to the Liquor Tax Act of Japan, alcoholic beverages are divided into four categories: 1. Fermented alcohol, 2. Carbonated alcohol, 3. Distilled alcohol and 4. Mixed alcohol. Honkaku shochu is a distilled alcoholic beverage and is also known as otsurui shochu or single-distilled shochu. Currently, 49 ingredients, including potato, barley, rice and other cereals are allowed to be used for Honkaku shochu. Generally, Honkaku shochu refers to the distilled alcoholic beverage made after fermenting these ingredients with koji mold spores and yeast, and after distillation in a pot still. The geographical identification “Satsuma Shochu” designation on the label is allowed for those Honkaku Shochu that are completely sourced and produced in Satsuma (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). This means that all of the sweet potatoes and water must be from Kagoshima. Furthermore, they must be distilled in a pot still and bottled in Kagoshima prefecture.

What is Honkaku Shochu

what 焼酎

According to the Liquor Tax Act of Japan, alcoholic beverages are divided into four categories: 1. Fermented alcohol, 2. Carbonated alcohol, 3. Distilled alcohol and 4. Mixed alcohol. Honkaku shochu is a distilled alcoholic beverage and is also known as otsurui shochu or single-distilled shochu. Currently, 49 ingredients, including potato, barley, rice and other cereals are allowed to be used for Honkaku shochu. Generally, Honkaku shochu refers to the distilled alcoholic beverage made after fermenting these ingredients with koji mold spores and yeast, and after distillation in a pot still. The geographical identification “Satsuma Shochu” designation on the label is allowed for those Honkaku Shochu that are completely sourced and produced in Satsuma (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). This means that all of the sweet potatoes and water must be from Kagoshima. Furthermore, they must be distilled in a pot still and bottled in Kagoshima prefecture.

Business Profile

profile 濵田 雄一郎

CEO Message

Hamadasyuzou Group has been developing in parallel with Ichikikushikino City since 1868 when it was founded as a Shochu distillery. The three distilleries we operate today--Denbeegura, Denzoingura and Kinzangura-embody one of the core ideas of our corporate vision in Shochu making: tradition, innovation and succession, respectively.