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Commitment

commitment to quality

From Okinawa's oldest distillery, a deep traditional flavor is born.

The new factory, completed in April 2006, is capable of finely controlling the temperature of the pot stills by computer,
thus greatly increasing the production capacity to about three times that of the past.
 In addition, based on the HACCP sanitation management system, we aim to securely and safely produce Awamori that is outstanding in both quality and quantity. Awamori can only be appreciated once it reaches the customer's palate.
We will continue to make the utmost effort as a distiller, and with the latest technology as well as harmonious relationships,
we will continue to make delicious spirits with our customer-first policy in mind at all times.

History

Shinzato shuzo History

The oldest distillery in Okinawa, authorized by the Ryukyu Kingdom. Continuing to carve history through its aroma and taste ......

The oldest distillery in Okinawa, authorized by the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Continuing to carve history through its aroma and taste ......

Shinzato Shuzo was founded in 1846, and is said to be the oldest existing distillery in Okinawa.

At the time, the Ryukyu Kingdom allowed only 30 (later 40) people living in three villages in Shuri (Sakiyama, Akata, and Torihori) to make Awamori, and the Awamori produced there was highly treasured as a tribute to China and Japan.

 The Shinzato Shuzo Distillery was among them, and has been carrying on the traditional techniques, soul, and spirit for more than 170 years, with the head of the seventh generation currently carrying on the legacy.

Company History

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2001 (March) Sixth generation, Shuichi Shinzato.
2006 (April) New factory in Suzaki, Uruma City commences operation.
2006 (June) ISO 9001 certification obtained.
2016 (August) Seventh generation, Kenji Shinzato.
2017 (July) Company type changed from general partnership company to Shinzato Shuzo Co., Ltd.
2020 (April) Whiskey manufacturing license obtained, production starts in May.

Brand

How Awamori is made

The most important thing in the making of Awamori is temperature management.
We believe that the most important thing in making Awamori is temperature management.

The most important thing in the making of Awamori is temperature management. We believe that the most important thing in making Awamori is temperature management. Cultivating black koji mold, maturing the mash, distillation and storage all involve temperature. Awamori is a living organism, so even a small change in temperature can greatly affect the taste. That is why all of us at the distillery make sure to thoroughly control the temperature. While retaining the traditional methods, we also constantly try new methods to create original flavors and delicious spirits. We repair and maintain the facilities and equipment in the factory by ourselves where possible, and take good care of the tools we use. Every morning, we clean up the factory and the area around the factory to share a fresh start in the morning with our local community. At the Moromi Vinegar Factory, we produce Moromi Vinegar using the raw Moromi mash generated during the Awamori making process at the headquarters. The production of delicious Awamori also leads to the production of delicious moromi vinegar, so the staff at the Moromi Vinegar Factory, as well as the head office, communicate with each other on a daily basis to manufacture products that utilize the appeal of handmade products. Many of our customers who drink moromi vinegar are interested in health and wellness. We, as a team, are committed to making products with thorough hygiene and quality control so that our customers can feel safe and satisfied, and we strive to deliver "wonderful health" from here in Okinawa.

Company

Company Profile

Company Detail

Corporate name: Shinzato Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Date of establishment: October 1st, 1950

Number of employees: 32

Investment Capital: 15 million yen

Main brands: Ryukyu, Kariyushi, Shinzato, Moromi vinegar, Ougon no Hibi (with gold flakes)

Awards

Okinawa Prefectural Governor's Award: Awarded 7 times, Excellence Award: Awarded 22 times

Grand Award, Okinawa City Industry Festival: Awarded 5 times

Gold Award, Monde Selection 1997

Grand Award, Okinawa City Industry Festival: Awarded 5 times

Okinawa Prefectural Governor's Award, Awamori Appraisal Conference: 1976, 1978 - 1979, 1983, 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2006 / Total of 10 times

Excellence Award, Awamori Appraisal Conference: 1972, 1974 - 1985, 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2006, 2018 / Total of 29 times

2019 November: Excellence Award, Awamori Appraisal Conference

2020 November: Prefectural Governor's Award, Awamori Appraisal Conference

Access

Shinzato shuzo

Address 〒904-2234
12-17 Suzaki, Uruma City, Okinawa
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Phone Number 098-939-5050
FAX Number 098-939-6549
Address 〒904-2161
3-22-8 Koja, Okinawa City, Okinawa