Kenbishi Brewing Company Hyogo Prefecture Kenbishi is the oldest sake brand, established in 1505. Samurai were real fond of Kenbishi sake, and used to ceremoniously open an entire barrel on the eve of a great battle. Nowadays, Kenbishi is one of the only two breweries with national qualified rice inspectors, so you know their grain is quality controlled. They manage all this with a team of only 100 professionals split between four warehouses. And, they only used wooden tools that they hand make all by themselves. What’s more awesome than that?