It has been a while since I updated my project to catalog, drink, and visit every sakagura in the prefecture. I found that one of the most complicated parts was actually finding out which sake breweries are still running, and which ones are merely dormant. It has also been complicated as some breweries have closed, and others opened, in the interim.
I have finally pinned it down.
As of December 2020, there are currently 23 sake breweries making sake in Yamaguchi. I have drunk sake from all of them, and visited 11. There is one dormant sake brewery—Yamashiroya—that takes an active role in the brewing of its label at another sake brewery, so it deserves special mention, and many more that get another brewery, usually Yamagata Honten, to make sake that they then sell under their own label.
The currently running sakagura, with their Japanese names, location, and main label, are:
|Abu no Tsuru Shuzo||阿武の鶴酒造||Abucho||Abu no Tsuru|
|Nagayama Honke Shuzo||永山本家酒造||Ube||Taka|
Now, as to what I’m going to do next… Well, keep an eye on the blog. There are big things coming soon!