Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD. sells awamori aged 40 years. Only 100 bottles will be sold
December 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
From this December, the Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD., which is based in Motobu Town, will sell a variety of amamori called “Awamori Kaneyama 40 year-old.” Only 100 bottles of this product, that has been stored and aged for 40 years, will be sold. It comes in 720 ml bottles, is 41 percent alcohol and the suggested retail price is 300000 yen including tax. Executive Director Munekuni Yamakawa said, “It has a sweet cocoa flavor and is very smooth considering that it is 41 percent alcohol. I would like to introduce this old vintage that I have looked after for 40 years since Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty.” Orders will be accepted at liquor stores.
The company has sold vintage awamori before. In 2007, a variety that they aged for 40 years was well-received and sold out very quickly.
Bottles of “Awamori Kaneyama 40 year-old” will be presented in a box made of Paulownia wood. The name was carved out by Nangyu Higa, a calligraphy engraving artist from Motobu town, and young fabric dyeing artist Seisaku Chinen made the cloth on the box. Each bottle has been given a number as proof of the limited sales run. For further information, please call the Naha branch of Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD. on 098-868-3855.
(English Translation by T&CT, Shinako Oyakawa and Mark Ealey)
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