the 15th century"Awamori"has been praised for its superior
quality, rich and robust flavor. Lovers of"Awamori"were
residents of Edo (Tokyo), delegations dispatched from the courts
of ancient China and other foreigners who traveled to the Ryukyus.
In 1970, Dr. Kinichiro Sakaguchi of Tokyo University, an authority
in the field of zymurgy, contributed an essay entitled ”Be it known
that Awamori is a distinguished spirits” the best liquor to the
journal "World." In the essay, he praised the Okinawan
climate that created "Awamori,"as well as its unique manufacturing
process, declaring that "Awamori" is one of the best spirits
in the world.
Dr. Sakaguchi's essay brought fame to"Awamori,"fostered
by local brewery workers through generations, and attracted the
attention of the distillation industry of mainland Japan.