The Komaki Distillery
Komaki which is located in the northwestern part of the prefecture in Satsuma city, was established in 1909. It is surrounded by nature including mountain ranges such as Mount Shibi and the picturesque Sendai River. Despite being exposed to water damage on three occasions due to flooding, they have made a remarkable comeback each time due to the support of those around them.
Currently, the distillery is run by older brother Kazunori and his brother Isekichi who are president and head distiller respectively. Their signature label is “Issho” which was created in commemoration of the centennial celebration in 2009, “Isekichi Don” named after the founder and second generation chairman, and “Komaki” which is brewed in urns using traditional methods. “Issho” takes letters from the brothers' names and has the meaning of “everlasting relationships”.