Located on Kyushu Island, the mecca of shochu production, Beniotome Shuzo has been distilling quality liquor since 1977. They are pioneers of shochu distilled with sesame seeds (goma), of which they developed its first recipe in 1978. The Beniotome Distillery is located at the foot of Mt. Mina in northern Kyushu. Its location is fortunate enough to be bestowed by very fertile soil and excellent local water. The distillery is best known for their sesame shochu, for which they are nationally recognized.