Yucho Shuzo is emblematic of the new energy running through breweries based in Nara, widely acknowledged as the birthplace of sake. While their history stretches back to 1719 in recent years under the stewardship of Yoshihiko Yamamoto, the 13th generation of the Yamamoto family to run the brewery, they have seen breakout success. Their Kaze no Mori line, made in a fresh and dynamic modern style, has been making fans of both sake connoisseurs and the general public, while their older Takacho brand is restrained and classic, a throwback to rich and big bodied sake from years past. They draw uniquely mineral-rich water from their own well, which gives all their sake a bold and defined structure.
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