Masahiro Distillery Introduction

Masahiro Distillery was established in 1883 by Masahiro Higa, the father of Masahiro Higashitsune, who served as the royal chef of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Benefiting from the esteemed reputation and extensive network of Masahiro Higashitsune, the distillery acquired a license to produce Okinawa's traditional distilled spirit, known as ""Awamori,"" and has since emerged as one of the oldest and largest distilleries in Okinawa.

The pursuit of culinary excellence, inherited from Masahiro Higashitsune, remains ingrained in the corporate philosophy of Masahiro Distillery, with a dedicated focus on creating the finest spirits.

In 2002, the distillery achieved a harmonious blend of tradition and modern management principles by becoming the first distillery in Okinawa to obtain ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems. Its captivating and picturesque location continues to attract tourists and aficionados of spirits.
KUJIRA Ryukyu Whisky, a new type of spirit born out of the unique climate and brewing technique of the Ryukyu Islands, will surely become a mainstay in the world of whisky.

In 2018, Masataka Higa, the 8th generation owner, successfully introduced Okinawa Gin and embarked on the inaugural venture of crafting premium whisky. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey toward becoming a world-class producer of exceptional whiskies.


5-8-7 Nishizaki-Cho, Itoman-City, Okinawa, 901-0306, JAPAN TEL:+8198-994-8080 FAX:+8198-995-0800