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Eigashima Shuzo

Hyogo, Japan

Home to whisky brand Akashi, Eigashima Shuzo is the first licensed whisky maker in Japan. Eigashima Shuzo is one of the oldest family-run distillery with nearly 100 years experience in Japan. 1 Established in 1679, Eigashima was once considered one of the top 100 Japanese corporations in Meiji era (1868-1912).

Eigashima Shuzo is the first licensed whisky maker in Japan. It is the oldest family-run distillery with nearly 100 years of whisky-making experience. Established in 1679, Eigashima was once considered one of the top 100 Japanese corporations during the Meiji era (1868-1912). Eigashima is truely a pioneer in distillery field. Since 1888, Eigashima has been making sake and shochu with Japanese traditional craftsmanship. And in 1919,Eigashima is the first distillery obtained the whisky making liscensed in Japan. Akashi is located in close proximity of Osaka, Known for its clean air and water, overlooks the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Akashi is the only distillery in Japan located by the sea. With the translated “HONESTY” as the company core value throughout the centuries, Eigashima’s ninth generation leader, Mr. Hiraishi do not compramise the quality for each drop of it’s products.