History of Awamori

History of Awamori
History of Awamori

 

Distillery techniques were first developed in the Mesopotamian Civilization around 3500 B.C. Distilled liquor was spread both westward and eastward by the Greek philosopher Aristotle .
 There are four theories regarding the origin of the name 'awamori.' The first theory concerns the main ingredient. Although Thai rice is used today, millet was once widely cultivated, even in Okinawa, and it was used to produce awamori. Millet is called 'awa' in Japanese and 'awa-mori' literally means 'a heap of millet'.
Traditional Distillery machines
The World of the Awamori Industry
Year Major Events Connected with Awamori and Shochu
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