A sake brewery of a sake brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture, known for its Japan sake festival, has opened in New York, USA. In the United States Japan against the backdrop of the growing popularity of sake, new sake breweries are being established one after another, and leading local newspapers are reporting that a "SAKE" boom is occurring.
On the 23rd, Asahi Shuzo in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, opened a sake brewery in Hyde Park in New York State, eastern United States.
This is the first time that this company has built a sake brewery outside of Japan, and will start selling sake in New York State under the brand "DassaiBlue" from the 25th of this month.
Initially, the raw material will be rice imported from Japan, but in the future, we will stick to American raw materials and use sake rice from southern Arkansas, where rice production is thriving.
The price is $720.34 for 99 milliliters, or about 5200,<> yen for Japan yen.
Kazuhiro Sakurai, president of Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd., said at a press conference, "We want to raise the value of Japan sake in the United States."
In the United States, against the backdrop of the growing popularity of Japan sake, local companies opened large-scale sake breweries in Arkansas in May, and according to industry groups, the number of sake breweries exceeds 5, and the New York Times, an influential newspaper, reports that a "SAKE" boom is occurring.