[Premium] Osuzuyama Distillery expresses Miyazaki in whisky

It's more than two hours away from Miyazaki Airport by car and train.
Deep in the foothills of Mt. Osuzu is Kuroki Honten's shochu distillery, where the company began making whisky on November 1, 2019. November 1st is "Shochu Day."
What kind of whisky is being made right alongside shochus like "Yamasemi" and "Yamaneko." For the first time in 17 years, I visited Osuzuyama in mid-January.

Text/Photos: Mamoru Tsuchiya
Translation: Whiskey Richard

This article originally appeared in Japanese in Whisky Galore Vol.19 / April 2020.

Barley farming and malting all done in-house

Kuroki Honten is Miyazaki prefecture's historical shochu maker in Takanabe, known for the "Hyakunen no Kodoku" barley shochu. This brand of shochu was famously the choice tipple of then-Crown Prince Naruhito, today's Emperor of Japan.

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