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Hayashi Syuzoujo, one of the oldest Sake producers will be at 2024 USA Trade Tasting


Discover Hayashi Syuzoujo, Toyama's oldest sake brewery, crafting premium sake since 1626. Chief brewer Hedeki Hayashi introduces "Hayashi," a revered brand blending tradition with innovation. Join us at the USA Trade Tasting on May 22–23 in Chicago.

Hayashi Syuzoujo is located at a place which commands a view of the magnificent Northern Alps on the back and a view of well-known Jade Beach overlooking the Japan Sea right in front. In winter it gets very cold and the first snowfall invites skilled brewers to gather and start their work.

The history of Hayashi Syuzoujo dates back to 1626 when the founder of the brewery who was then a samurai warrior began brewing sake while he was working at Sakai Checking Station of Kaga Domain that was the biggest of its kind in those days. Historically there has been an old saying, “Kaga Domain’s ancient Sakai Check Station has a choice sake.” Ours is the oldest brewery among many with history in Toyama. Right after the time of founding, we used to produce sake, miso and soy sauce but now only sake remains as our product.

Hedeki Hayashi, who succeeded to the chief brewer in 2011 at the youngest age in Toyama, made public the new brand “Hayashi" in 2013, after exploring the possibility of a new type of Japanese sake. The brand, “Hayashi", the result of pursuing the ideal taste, has been highly valued for its quality and well-balanced taste since its debut. Keeping the tradition but incorporating a new technology, Hayashi Syuzoujo always seeks the ideal sake brewery under the motto of “The best quality to all the sake we produce”.

Hedeki Hayashi, chief brewer, created this new brand. Series of his specialty brewed from local sake rice, Gohyakumangoku, Oyamanishiki or selected sake rice from all over Japan, Yamadanishiki, Omachi, without killing their original charms. Refined aroma and flavor.

Image: Hedeki Hayashi, Chief Brewer

Sake producers will be coming to chicago on May 22–23 and will host masterclasses along with showcasing products via 10 different exhibiting companies. Companies that are exhibiting at the 2024 USA Trade Tasting are Hayashi Syuzoujo Co., Ltd.    

CORTESE Co., Ltd., Sake Flight LLC (Importer) showing SAKE Generation Inc. and Hachijuni Link Nagano Co., Ltd., Marukai Corporation, Rikyu Gura Co., Ltd., Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., JCTO Japan Inc, Amabuki Shuzo Co., Ltd., CHOYA USA Inc., MUJEN Spirits, Inc. See all USATT exhibiting companies here.

There will be masterclasses hosted by sake association from 2pm to 3pm on May 22 and the second one from 2pm to 3pm on May 23. The masterclass is on the first come basis, so please be sure to grab your sit 15 minutes before it starts.

USA Trade Tasting would like to invite importers, distributors, retailers, sommeliers, bartenders of USA to experience sake like never before. These producers are looking for importers and distributors and are ready to invest in the US market to grow the partnership.

You will need a visitor expo floor ticket to attend the masterclass and the expo floor where you will be able to meet the producers. If you have not secured a USATT expo floor tickets, please get it here.