The eighth session of “Cocktail Spirits Online” was held on Monday, March 22, from 14:30 to 16:30 p.m. This time, Mr.Wakamatsu from “Yamato Sakura Distillery” in Kagoshima Prefecture appeared on the “Distillery” broadcast. Ms. Thierry of LIQUID LIQUID said of Mr. Wakamatsu, “He has style and aesthetics. He’s like a designer. She introduced him to me. Mr. Wakamatsu showed us around the distillery and explained the features of the distillery, such as the fact that it was founded in the late Edo period, the unique koji making process, and the high-quality water from the volcanic ash soil.
At the end of the session, the participants tasted the products from the “sample kit” delivered in advance. Participants expressed their expectations for the “water and koji workshop” and felt strongly attracted to the world of shochu and awamori.
The three tasting items were： Mushagaeshi Genshu（Jufuku Distillery), Yam atozakura (Yamatozakura Distillery), AOKAGE (Yanagita Distillery).