SAKURAO Brewery and Distillery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1918 in the town of Sakurao in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima.
The company started with making gin, sake and sochu. The distillery is located across the Miyajima Island where a lot of the local botanicals from the Sakurao Gin come from. Sakurao Distillery aimes for products that are a blend of tradition and innovation. A good example for this is their first whisky: SAKURAO Single Malt Whisky. This whisky aged on five different cask including very rare and unique Mizunara (Japanese oak).
To make the whisky and gin the company uses Arnold Holstein Hybrid Still.. This still is designed to make fruity and elegant whisky and gin. To finish the product Sakurao sources local water from the Oze river.