Toshio Nakano started manufacturing and selling soy sauce at his "Nakano Soy Sauce Shop” in 1932. After moving to shochu and then sake, the Nakano family founded the small distillery Fujishiro in 2017 in the mountainous region of Wakayama.
Various carefully selected botanical ingredients from Wakayama Prefecture and fragrant European juniper berries. In order to bring out the full flavour of the ingredients, they are soaked in pure alcohol, which is tasteless and odourless. When the fragrance of each material has reached a satisfactory balance, the ingredients are then extracted. During distillation, the undiluted solution is slowly distilled under normal pressure, and then it is aged at a low temperature for a certain period of time after distillation. Our goal during this time is to not touch the air as much as possible, and to stir the gin gently by hand so that all the unique aromas and flavors of the ingredients remain in the gin.