Shiga Prefecture, Japan
It is in the prefecture of Shiga, inland, that Takeuchi Shuzo brewery is installed. This region, which was called Omi, is surrounded by mountains and bordered by Lake Biwako. It used to be a very important commercial area because it is located at a key point of the river, between Kyoto, the ancient capital, and Osaka, business city. At all times, travelers stopped there for a restn and of course, use to drink sake, contributing to the reputation of the region. Good quality rice, a very pure spring water, and an ideal climate for sake brewing did the rest. Takeuchi Shuzo is a very small unit, run by the 7th generation of owners. For 140 years, they get the best of this ideal environment to produce excellent Daïginjo. We have here two representatives.