"Jin40-Asakura Craft Gin" is a craft gin released by the historical Shinozaki brewery. It's from Fukuoka, using ingredients from within the prefecture. The owner of Fukuoka's Bar Leichhardt, Yu Sumiyoshi, visits to see investigate the particulars of their operation.
Images/text: Yu Sumiyoshi
Translation: Whiskey Richard
This article originally appeared in Japanese in Whisky Galore Vol.23 / December 2020.
Header image: This stainless steel still is also used for shochu. It supports both atmospheric and vacuum distillation.Shinozaki Co. is a historical brewery established during the late Edo period. It's located in the Hiramatsu district of Fukuoka prefecture's Asakura City, which is about an hour away from downtown Fukuoka by highway bus. They make a variety of products in addition to shochu, such as sake, amazake, and liqueur. And now gin as well.
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