Juyondai Sake is produced by Takagi Shuzo Ltd. The brewery was founded in 1615 in Yamagata Prefecture. In its long history, Takagi Shuzo had been a small family business barely known by the foreign consumers, until 1993 when the president’s son, Akitsuna Takagi, at age 21, took the position of toji (head brewer). He learned the art of brewing on the job, and eventually set out to make a distinctive sake, one that fruit forward and vibrant as opposed to the light and dry style that was popular at the time. In the 1990’s, it seemed to be a gamble in the sake world but it turned out to be a great success. Akitsuna Takagi named the brand “Juyondai”, meaning “the 14th generation”, in honour of his father and symbolizing the long lineage of the family.
Today it is one of the most sought after sake in the world.