Ippin sake is produced by Yoshikubo brewery in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. Our brewery was founded in 1790 and is currently being run by our twelfth president, Hiroyuki "Seizaburo" Yoshikubo. The Yoshikubo Family has been brewing fine sake for 12 generations using only the very best ingredients. We use the crystal clear water from our hometown of Mito to create a drink with the perfect balance of umami and acidity.
Our motto is simple: brew delicious Sake. It's not about sweetness or dryness, it's all about taste!
|1790||Our founder, Seizaburo Yoshikubo, established the Awanoya brewery. What was once a rice wholesale store became a sake brewery.|
|1945||The building was burned down in an air attack on Mito during the war.|
|1949||Awanoya was rebuilt and brewing started again.|
|1952||Awanoya became Yoshikubo brewing Co, Ltd and continued to brew delicious sake using the same traditional methods.|
|2012||The current president is Hiroyuki "Seizaburo" Yoshikubo 12th.|
Awords and accolades history
London Sake Charenge
2012 Dai Ginjo - Gold
Junmai Ginjo - Silver
Junmai - Bronze
2014 Junmai Dai-ginjo - Double Gold
Junmai - Silver
2015 Junmai Dai-ginjo - Double Gold
Junmai - Silver
2016 Junmai Dai-ginjo - Silver
2017 IPPIN Brand - Best of Nation
Junmai Daiginjo - The best, D gold
Junmai - Double Gold
2017 Mito Umeshu - The best of Plum wine 2017
The Sake Process
The manufacturing process of Japanese sake is from a generation of long ago dealing with a duel-fermentation process. The process is controlled with the utmost precision and care. Even in modern times, as certain parts of the manufacturing process take place with the help of computers, the basics of making sake haven’t changes from the days of long ago.