Mizunomai is a ‘honkaku’ shochu (本格焼酎), meaning genuine or authentic, as it is handcrafted and single distilled in the traditional Japanese way. Distilling the ‘moromi’ mash just one time captures the true essence of our Saga grown barley and black koji rice by preserving their naturally occurring flavors and aromas. The result is a smooth, pure, natural taste that is uncommon and exquisite.

The honkaku method of single distillation dates back to the 16th century and originated in the mountain villages and lush valleys Kyushu in southwestern Japan. It is here in small town of Arita, located in Saga prefecture, where the Mizu Shochu is produced.