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Founded in 1849, the Shimazaki Brewery’s ethos is to sufficiently draw out the umami inherent in rice to create a hearty brew.
In 1970, a nearby 800-meter deep cave that was dug out intended to become a tank-building facility during WWII was declassified and procured by Shimazaki for sake storage. The brewery has been cellaring continuously in this cave since its acquisition of the property. They especially use it for their long-term aged sake. About 100,000 bottles of sake are resting in the 600-meter long cave. The consistent humidity and micro-climate (averaging 10°C) within the cave tunnels yield a distinctively mellow texture and profile. They are now seen as a leading brewer of long-term aged sake.
Water Source: It is a first-class water system from the foothills of Mt. Nasu that fills underground water from the Naka River.