Kuroki Honten Distillery
Kuroki Hoten has been producing shochu since 1885. They have established themselves as a trailblazer in the industry by introducing many critically acclaimed shochu such as the aged barley shochu Kodoku no Hyakunen (literally “One Hundred Years of Solitude”), one of the most well known and sought after barley shochu in the world.
The company motto “shochu-making is agriculture” informs everything they do. They take great pride in growing all the ingredients for their shochu themselves on their own organic farms, even using the byproducts of shochu distillation in fertilizer to continue the cycle. Each shochu they produce retains the true character of the base ingredients and natural flavors of the Miyazaki soil and landscape they come from.
Recently they have begun to branch out from shochu with forays into gin and whisky, primarily made from ingredients they grow themselves.