Drinkable Image: Kyoya Shuzo, Nichinan, Japan

Japan’s southernmost home island, Kyushu, is the center of the shochu-distilling universe. Kyoya, located in the town of Nichinan in Miyazaki Prefecture, is among the world-class Kyushu distilleries, blending tradition with modern technology. That brownish vessel is a traditional clay fermentation pot, which usually sits just below floor level, with its opening on the floor’s surface.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Year of Drinking Adventurously. When I’m not traveling and drinking— aww, hell, who am I kidding, even when I am—I'm editor-at-large of Beverage World magazine and its companion site, beverageworld.com. I’ve been at Beverage World since January 2003. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at http://www.storenvy.com/products/510365-beerituality-dvd and can be streamed and downloaded at amazon.com

Posted on June 3, 2015, in Asia, Drinkable Image, Japan, shochu. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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