3 Grand Gold Awards at the Fine Sake Awards 2023.

The awards ceremony for the Fine Sake Awards 2023 was held at Tokyo's Gakushi Kaikan during with Zaku was awarded 3 Grand Gold Awards and 2 Gold Awards. This is all possible because of the warm support received by everyone and fills our hearts with joy. The Toji and all brewers will continue to devo…


New ZAKU Z (Junmai Ginjo), releasing the next level of design and refinement.

The ZAKU Z (Junmai Ginjo) has been renewed with further refinement of taste and design. A Junmai Ginjo sake with a fruity aroma that spreads in the nose while providing a refreshing aftertaste alongwith a nice Kire. A high-quality sake sealed in a wine bottle, colouring new scenes of casual sake enj…


Receiving a new cedar ball from the Miwa Shrine.

With the start of the new sake brewing season, we received a new sugidama (cedar ball) from the Miwa Shrine in Nara, residence of the sake divinity. With the refreshing weather, the sugidama contributes to the revitalization of our brewing spirit.


3rd year of the Reiwa era (Brewing year 2022) Release of Zaku’s “new sake” (freshly made sake) and Suzukagawa’s shiboritate.

This year, we have released the new Zaku Shinshu Junmai Daiginjo SAKE NOUVEAU (2022BY). Brewed with freshly harvested rice, it features a youthful and gorgeous refreshing taste. The label design changes for every production, and this year, Ise Katagami patterns of old plums and pine trees are decora…


A step forward with a new facility.

We have been rebuilding the brewery along with the head office since 2019, and renovation work is now completed. We received a lot of cooperation from everyone at “Mieken Jinkai”, the local community’s association, that contributed to the design, and we are truly grateful for the wonderful new sake …


Zaku Sake Nouveau 2021 (Junmai Daiginjo) Now on Sale

This year’s (2021 Brewing Year) Zaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake Nouveau is now available for purchase. Brewed with the new harvest rice, our Sake Nouveau has an undeniably fresh, lively, and gorgeous character. Every year, we change the design of our Sake Nouveau labels, and this year we chose a brighter …


A new look for Zaku and Suzukagawa

From 1 October 2021, all of our products will feature our new branding and packaging, as pictured below. The bold calligraphy was painted by Mr. Koushi Hasegawa, the third president of the Japan Shokyoin. In addition, all products sold in 720ml bottles will be replaced by 750ml bottles, though their…


Another bountiful harvest in Suzuka

The rice harvest has arrived once again. Our harvest in Suzuka typically comes earlier than in other Japanese rice-growing regions, but with the arrival of prolonged showers in August, it was delayed slightly this year. The first batch of freshly pressed sake, brewed with this year's new rice, will …