About Miyoshino Shuzo
Miyoshino is located on the Kii Peninsula in Nara prefecture. This area is particularly humid, making it difficult to make lighter and delicate styles of sake. As these lighter, delicate styles of sake are popular, brewers try to control many of the brewing steps to make this style sake. The toji at Miyoshino has chosen a different path. He embraces this environment. Many of his sake products use only natural, ambient yeasts and lactic bacteria, which are abundant in humid environments. Seeing this challenging terroir as an advantage, instead of a disadvantage, allows the toji to make incredibly unique and complex sake.