Miyako-Bijin was established as a company in 1945, when 10 smaller breweries merged together to consolidate their brewing skills. Originally called Awaji Shuzo after the island’s name, it changed to Miyako-Bijin in 1959/1960. After the Sake boom of the 70’s and early 80’s Miyako Bijin struggled with sales and over the following years cut back on volume-based production and focused solely on small batch quality-driven products. Much of the brewery machinery was sold off and they moved back to handmade, small-tank production. Today the brewery is led by Toji [Master Brewer] Kunihiro Yamauchi who is a talented young brewer who oversees the production of all the Sake, Umeshu and liqueurs produced at Miyako Bijin.
Miyakobijin Shuzo | ‘Yoigokochi Yuzu,’ Yuzu Sake, Awaji-shima, Japan
A beautiful balance between sweetness & acidity! Yuzu brightens this sake to an intensely refreshing level. Chill it & sip it straight or with seltzer.
- Region: Awaji-shima
- Country: Japan
- Size: 720ml
- Price-range: $25-50
- Variety: Sake
- Grape-variety: Sake, Yuzu Juice