The Nishi Shuzo
Nishi Shuzo is situated on the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan, Kyushu, for over a century and a half. They produce shochu from different ingredients, but their speciality is by far sweet potato-based shochu, typical of the Kagoshima region. Nishi Shuzo itself cultivates sweet potatoes used in the production of their shochus and works closely with local farmers to continually improve the quality of products.
Since the founding of Nishi Shuzo, a formidable challenge has arisen, the challenge of producing shochu with exceptional taste qualities, using traditional methods. Nishi Shuzo shochus are now recognized all around Japan as a benchmark for quality and this success is exported internationally.