Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
Kyoya Distillery was founded in 1834 in Aburasu, the heart of Miyazaki Prefecture, the historical center of shochu production in Japan. Of course, Kyoya primarily produces shochu, continuing this long tradition, but Kyoya also likes challenges. By mixing respect for old techniques and modern methods Kyoya developed this Yuzu Gin, a gin on a basis of shochu produced according to the old Japanese technique of multiple parallel fermentations, coupled with a low pressure distillation at less than 100°C, for the modern side. Yuzu Gin positions itself unashamedly in the super premium spirits category with, for Kyoya, the underlying intention to present to the world the spirit at its source and thereby expressing the whole soul of Miyazaki.