Tensei Distillery

Osaki, Soo District, Kagoshima Prefecture

Situated near the banks of the Hishida River and less than a mile from Shibushi Bay, Tensei Distillery uses the softest fermentation strike water in Kagoshima and possibly in Japan. This super soft spring water provides all of their shochu with a round mouth feel. The distillery has an usual philosophy as makers of both ultra-traditional and extremely innovative spirits side by side. This creativity beside tradition can sometimes confuse Japanese drinkers, but when you get to know the folks making the stuff, you realize that they are traditional Japanese craftsmen with eyes toward the future.

Available from this distillery


Available from this distillery


Mugi Hokka

Dark roasted 100% barley shochu made with heirloom Schooner barley.