President & Co-Owner
QVEVRI METHOD & SATSUMA JARS
The distinct, rich earthy character found in Komaki's products can be attributed to the ancient Japanese Satsuma jars used in the production of the shochus. The jars used today are the same since its founding in 1909. The jars are buried into the ground and used for the preparation of the starter and also the fermentation process.
Satsuma & Its Surroundings
Set in a very picturesque setting, the distillery sits by Mount Shiba which provides the natural water to the distillery. A river runs by and the distillery is surrounded by beautiful nature. However, the area has many challenges and natural disasters; the distillery has suffered major flood damage a number of times and thankfully with the help of the local community was restored time and time again.