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Event Details

Zoom only

5:00pm Start of the tour of Hamada Syuzou

5:45pm Start of the Shochu tasting

6:15pm End

Take this chance to virtually visit the 154 years old distillery, with a tour led by Ms. Hamahata and the on-site shochu craftsmen will explain and demonstrate you the steps needed to produce a great shochu that is enjoyed by generations in Japan. The program will end with a guided tasting together with the rest of the participants over zoom.

Deadline for registration: November 29, 2021, 5pm

Dec 1, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (GMT+8)

Hamada Syuzou

Hamada Syuzou, founded in 1868 in IchikiKushikino City of Kagoshima Prefecture by the Hamada Family is currently managed by its 5th generation and operates 3 distilleries - "Denbeegura", its first distillery founded in the first year of the Meiji era focusing on the traditional flavours of Honkaku Shochu, "Denzouingura", an innovative distillery focusing on the evolution and new potential styles of Honkaku Shochu and "Kinzangura", a traditional distillery that strives to retain the Satsuma spirit and very uniquely located in a 120 km long (gold) mine roadway surrounded by mountains.

“Daiyame” Shochu

Tasting Set includes a bottle of "Daiyame" Shochu 900ml, 25% alcohol

"Daiyame" is a honkaku shochu (single-distilled shochu) made from sweet potato, originating from Hamada Syuzou Distillery Kagoshima. In 2019, it has won the top prize in the Shochu Distilled spirits category at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. In 2020, it has won the double gold award in the shochu category at International Spirits Challenge (ISC). This shochu has a very aromatic shochu with the fragrance of fresh lychee. It offers sweet, fruity and mellow palate with a crispy aftertaste can equally be enjoyed with some sparkling water as a refreshing highball along with a meal that could range from richly flavored cuisine including your favourite pizza, fried chicken, tempura, and spicy food.

Self Pick Up / Delivery of Tasting Sets

Pick up details:

The tasting set will be available for pick up from Asia Society Hong Kong Center from November 26 – 30 from 11am to 6pm.


Delivery details:

Delivery to all parts of Hong Kong including Lantau Island, quarantine hotels, etc. Perfect gift for your friends and family who may be in quarantine.


ASHK Members: Virtual Tour Only

Virtual Tour Only

Member Price Free
ASHK Members: Virtual Tour with Tasting Set (Self Pick Up )

Virtual Tour with Tasting Set (Self Pick Up)

Member Price HKD 320
ASHK Members: Virtual Tour with Tasting Set (Delivery included)

Virtual Tour with Tasting Set (Delivery included)

Member Price HKD 420
Non - Members

Includes 1-Year Individual Membership + Virtual Tour and Self Pick up / Delivery of Tasting Set

HKD 1,600
Quarantine Package

Virtual Tour with Tasting Set (Delivery to Quarantine Hotel included)

HKD 420


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