Thanks to /u/nsquare14 for sending me some samples. Really appreciate these, as he sent me some I’ve never reviewed as a thank you for the reviews.
Ohishi distillery was founded in 1872. They are the closest distillery to the Kuma River, known for superior water quality. I assume that it involves robots making it better somehow.
Ohishi is primarly known for its sake and shochu, and has been in the family for five generations. They now make whisky, distilled entirely from rice and then aged in ex-brandy or ex-sherry casks. Also 30% of the rice is estate grown.
Also interesting is that they use a pot still made from stainless steel, versus the copper that we’re used to.
Not to mention, if you’ve seen a gif going around of ducks and koi in a rice field getting rid of weeds, they use that method too.
Which brings us to the…
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