AKITA SEISHU - AKITAPREFECTURE
Akita Seishu's Kariho Brewery was founded in 1913 in Akita Prefecture. This region is located in the far northwest of Honshu Island, a mountainous area with very severe winters with heavy snowfall. Add to that a lot of great rice and some very pure spring water, and we have an ideal environment for the production of magnificent sake. The particularity of the brewery is to use spring water rich in minerals, while elsewhere in the region the water is rather soft. This allows them to produce drier sake with a crisp character. Akita Seishu's Kariho brewery has maintained its traditional brewing methods, such as the use of horizontal presses, without going through mechanical press, and has made a specialty of the old production method known as "Yamahaï".