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DISTILLERY TOUR

In Okinawa, awamori distilleries offer tours inside their facilities. There are currently about 50 distilleries in all of Okinawa where you can learn about the unique ways of making awamori and the awamori culture that is deeply rooted in Okinawa, as well as sample various awamori that are made using different production processes. There is a distillery that is particular about the handmaking process and earthenware pots used for aging, a distillery that uses nature-made caves for aging, a distillery that is protecting the traditional production method from the Ryukyu Dynasty days, and a distillery that succeeded in the production of awamori made from "KUROKOJI" mold that miraculously survived WWII. Each distillery has its unique way of crafting their awamori, so it is no exaggeration that each awamori has a different taste. Needless to say, you can purchase awamori that suits your taste.
When visiting Okinawa, make sure to go on a tour of an awamori distillery. For example, in the Naha City area where the Ryukyu Dynasty resided, there are rows of distilleries that take pride in their ancient traditions, making it easy to tour around historical distilleries. Furthermore, at distilleries in islands such as "YONAGUNIJIMA" Island and "KUMESHIMA" Island, you will find masterpieces with flavors unique to the distilleries. A trip to savor those unique tastes is also recommended.
So, how are these mysterious awamori born? Here is the process of making awamori that was not presented in detail in the video.

How Ryukyu Awamori is Made

琉球あわもりの製法
List of Awamori Distillers /List of Ryukyu Awamori Distillers

List of Awamori Distillers /
List of Ryukyu Awamori Distillers

http://www.okinawa-awamori.or.jp/index.php

There are currently 47 awamori distilleries in Okinawa. The land, the climate, and the hands of the master distillers in each of Okinawa's awamori-producing regions give birth to diverse brands of awamori that are each unique in their own way.
*Some distillers offer distillery tours. Contact beforehand if you are interested in participating in a distillery tour.

■Northern Area
1. Tsukayama Distillery, Ltd. Partnership Co.

〒905-0017
1-14-6 Onaka, Nago City, Okinawa

2. Onna Distillery, Ltd. Partnership Co.

〒904-0411
2690 Onna, Onna Village, Kunigami County, Okinawa

3. Kin Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒904-1201
4823-1 Kin, Kin Town, Kunigami County, Okinawa

4. Matsufuji Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒904-1202
751 Igei, kin Town, Kunigami County, Okinawa

5. Yanbaru Distillery, Inc.

〒905-1301
417 Takazato, Ogimi Village, Kunigami County, Okinawa

6. Ryusen Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒905-1144
222 Nakaoshi, Nago City, Okinawa

7. Nakijin Distillery, Inc.

〒905-0401
500 Nakasone, Nakijin Village, Kunigami County, Okinawa

8. Yamakawa Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒905-0222
58 Namizato, Motobu Town, Kunigami County, Okinawa

9. Izena Distillery, Ltd. Partnership Co.

〒905-0604

736 Izena, Izena Village, Okinawa

10. Iheya Distillery

〒905-0713
2131-40 Gakiya, lheya Village, Okinawa

11. Helios Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒905-0024
405 Kyoda, Nago City, Okinawa

12.Sakimoto Distillery Co., Ltd.

〒904-0416
1437-1 Yamada, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa(Ryukyu Mura)

■Central Area
1. Chatan Choro Distillery Factory, Co., Ltd.

〒904-0105
63 Yoshihara, Chatan Town, Nakagami County, Okinawa

2. Higa Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒904-0324
1061 Nagahama, Yomitan Village, Nakagami County, Okinawa

3. Shinzato Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒904-2161

864-1 Koja, Okinawa City, Okinawa

4. Kamimura Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒904-1114
570 Ishikawa Kadekaru, Uruma City, Okinawa

5. Ryukyu Awamori Kusu No Sato Cooperative Association

〒904-2311
5193-27 Katsuren Haebaru, Uruma city

■Northern Naha Area
1. Ishikawa Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒903-0103
1438-1 Onaha, Nishihara Town, Okinawa

2. Shikina Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒903-0813
2-48 Shuri A"KATA", Naha City, Okinawa

2. Mizuho Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒903-0801
4-5-16 Shuri Sueyoshi, Naha City, Okinawa

2. Zuisen Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒903-0814
1-35 Shuri Sakiyama, Naha City, Okinawa

3. Kumejima no Kumesen, Co., Ltd.

〒901-3101
2157 Uegusuku, Kumejima-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

4. Yoneshima Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒901-3123
499 Ota, Kumejima Town, Shimajiri County, Okinawa

5. Okinawa Distillery Cooperative Association

〒900-0001
2-8-9 Naha City Minatomachi, Okinawa

■Southern Area
1. Uehara Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒901-0314
1061 Zaha, Itoman City, Okinawa

2. Chuko Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒901-0235
132 Nakachi, Tomigusuku City, Okinawa

3. Kamiya Distillery

〒901-0403
510-3 Senagusyku, Yaese Town, Shimajiri County, Okinawa

4. Tsuhako Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒902-0076
2-8-53 Yogi, Naha City, Okinawa

5. Miyazato Distillery,

〒901-0152
645 Oroku, Naha City, Okinawa

6. Kumesen Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒902-0074
155 Nakaima, Naha City, Okinawa

7. Masahiro Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒901-0305
5-8-7 ltoman City Nishizaki, Okinawa

■Miyakojima Island Area
1. lkema Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒906-0005
57 Hirara Nishihara, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

2. Tokuyama Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒906-0507
1500 Irabu Sawada, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

3. Kikunotsuyu Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒906-0012
290 Hirara Nishizato, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

4. Okinohikari Distillery, Ltd. Partnership Co.

〒906-0013
1174 Hirara Shimozato, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

5. Miya no Hana, Co., Ltd.

〒906-0504
158-1 Irabu Nakachi, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

6. Taragawa, Co., Ltd.

〒906-0108
85 Gusukube Uruka, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

■Yaeyama Area
1. Yaesen Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0023
1834 Ishigaki, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

2. Ikehara Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0022
175 Okawa, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

2. Tamanaha Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0023
47 Ishigaki, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

3. Takamine Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0453
930-2 Kabira, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

4. Seifuku Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0243
959 Miyara, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

4. Nakama Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-0243
956 Miyara, Ishigaki City, Okinawa

5. Irinamihira Distillery, Co., Ltd.

〒907-1801
4147-1 Yonaguni, Yonaguni Town, Yaeyama County, Okinawa

6. Sakimoto Distillery, General Partnership Co.

〒907-1801
2329 Yonaguni, Yonaguni Town, Yaeyama County, Okinawa

6. Kokusen Awamori, General Partnership Co.

〒907-1801
2087 Yonaguni, Yonaguni Town, Yaeyama County, Okinawa

7. Hateruma Distillery

〒907-1751
156 Hateruma, Taketomi Town, Yaeyama County, Okinawa

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Source: Excerpts from Ryukyu Awamori published by the Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association

Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association website
    https://okinawa-awamori.or.jp/

The Distillery tour AWAMORI

There are about 50 awamori distilleries in Okinawa. At these distilleries, visitors can enjoy the atmosphere unique to distilleries in Okinawa and sample "KUSU" aged in earthenware pots and bottles. Let's look at the secrets of awamori distilleries.*"KUSU" (aged 3 to 10 years)