Made with the heirloom rice Kumamoto Shinriki which was revitalized after being out of use for 50-100 years. Chiyonosono is among the very few breweries who have revived rice strains after being out of use. Shinriki literally means “Sacred Power” in Japanese and represents the bold, briny ocean flavors present in the sake.
Chiyonosono is brewed in Kumamoto Prefecture in the Kyushu region.
Chiyonosono Brewing Company
Chiyonosono Brewing Company Kumamoto Prefecture Known as the “Junmai” expert, Chiyonosono was the first brewery to stop adding distilled alcohol to its sake after the rice shortages of World War II, paving the way for the popular premium “Junmai” category. They are located close to where iconic yeast #9 was originally isolated. Although Kumamoto is more known for shochu (Japanese traditional distilled alcohol) over sake due to warmer climate and its drinking culture, the historical importance of Chiyonosono pertaining to modern sake brewing keeps them motivated and committed to making premium sake.