Recently I was told by a friend/izakaya owner: « there are no shochu in Shizuoka Prefecture! »
Well, I found no less than 34! Actually 31 as one is sold, not brewed, by a sake Brewery. But I don’t include the many « private brands! brewed for individulas or places such as restaurants and hotels!
Below are the existing Distilleries:
Fujinishiki Brewery: Kasutori Shochu (kome/rice), Kaguyahime No Sasayaka (mugi/wheat-grain), Hyakushyouitsuki (kuromai/black rice), Fuji no Shizuku, Fuji no Shizuku Kimpaku Iri (Gold flakes) , Fujinishiki Katsutori Shochu (kome/rice), Imonii (Imo/tuber), Fujisan Susono 3776 (kome+cha/rice+tea), Chakkirishi (kome+ocha/rice+green tea), Sachiura (imo/tuber. Sold in Fukuroi City), Sumpujo Shitamachi (kome/rice, private brand), Sumpojo Shitamachi (mugi/grain, private brand)
Morimoto Distillery (have to check if they still hold their license)
Kokkou Distillery (have to check if they still hold their license)
Hana No Mai Brewery (formerly known as Hisae Brewery): Yaramaika, Kasutori Shochu, Acha No Tsubome, Aratama Shochu, Aratama No Sato, Shizu, Oyaji, Amagi Mine (all kome/rice), Minami Alps Tennen Mizu Shikomi Moromi Tori Honkaku Shochu (kome/rice), Minami Alps Tennen Mizu Shikomi Kasutori Honkaku Shochu (kome/rice), Shizu Tetsu (private brand)
Watanabe Distillery/Izuumi (have to check if they still hold their license)