History of Ippin

   Ippin sake is produced by Yoshikubo brewery in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. Our brewery was founded in 1790 and is currently being run by our twelfth president, Hiroyuki "Seizaburo" Yoshikubo. The Yoshikubo Family has been brewing fine sake for 12 generations using only the very best ingredients. We use the crystal clear water from our hometown of Mito to create a drink with the perfect balance of umami and acidity.
   Our motto is simple: brew delicious Sake. It's not about sweetness or dryness, it's all about taste!

1790 Our founder, Seizaburo Yoshikubo, established the Awanoya brewery. What was once a rice wholesale store became a sake brewery.
1945 The building was burned down in an air attack on Mito during the war.
1949 Awanoya was rebuilt and brewing started again.
1952 Awanoya became Yoshikubo brewing Co, Ltd and continued to brew delicious sake using the same traditional methods.
2012 The current president is Hiroyuki "Seizaburo" Yoshikubo 12th.
Awards History
London Sake Challenge

Dai Ginjo - Gold

Junmai Ginjo - Silver

Junmai - Bronze

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Junmai Dai-ginjo - Double Gold

Junmai - Silver


Junmai Dai-ginjo - Double Gold

Junmai - Silver

2016 Junmai Dai-ginjo - Silver

IPPIN Brand - Best of Nation

Junmai Daiginjo - The best, D gold

Junmai - Double Gold

Japan Umeshu Prize
2017 Mito Umeshu - The best of Plum wine 2017