Enjoy its rich flavour on the rocks or in a citrus cocktail.
Size / Price (Tax incl.): 700ml (\2,992)
*Prices only applicable to purchases made in Japan
Ingredients: Toyonohoshi Barley, Toyonohoshi Barley Koji (malted barley) - 100% Cultivated in Oita Prefecture
Alcohol Content: 40%
Distillation Method: Vacuum Distillation
Yeast: Kyokai for Shochu No.4
1.@Begin by slicing a lime.
2.@Pour 45ml of Tsunezo Breeze 40into a glass (we recommend that you chill the Tsunezo Breeze 40first in a freezer).
3.@Add 15ml of fresh lime juice.
4.@Add one teaspoon of powdered sugar.
6.@Add some crushed ice.
8.@Finish it off by submerging the lime. (When in season, kabosu is a delicious alternative to lime).
The photo shows bartender, Shuzo Nakao
You can try a Breezy at the bar, Shotbar Clainbegin.
Address: 446 Oaza Usuki, Usuki, Oita, Japan
This delicious cocktail, that uses Tsunezo Breeze 40as its main ingredient, was invented by the director of Shotbar Clainbegin, Mr. Nakao.
gI found that syrup was too sweet to properly complement the barley shochu, so I used powdered sugar instead which give a more balanced, mellow sweetnessh, said Mr. Nakao.
We asked Associate Professor Nishiguchi of Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture to design the label and packaging for our barley shochu - Tsunezo Breeze 40, using the motif of a mikadoageha (graphium dosen), a type of butterfly, floating over Usuki Bay. The mikadoageha is a Japanese Natural Monument.
Design - Kenichi Nishiguchi
He worked at Toppan Idea Centre (Current Toppan Printing CO.,LTD., ) in the design and production department after he completed he masterfs degree at Kyushu Sangyo University.
He moved to Oita in 2010 and started working at the Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture (currently an associate professor). His work mainly involves creating corporate logos, packaging, branding, and promotional tools, mainly in Oita Prefecture.
Oita Industrial Research Institute / Good Design Business Advisor
Oita Prefecture Civil Engineering Department City - Machizukuri(town planning)Promotion Division / Landscape Advisor
Oita Prefecture Industrial Creation Agency / SME Support Advisor
JAGDA (Graphic Designers Association) regular member (as of 2019)
gOita prefecture is well known all over the country for its barley shochu. Usuki City is a castle town on the east coast of Oita, with abundant nature. This is where the Kuge Honten brewery is located and where it produces its Tsunezo Breeze 40.
When developing the label and packaging we had to consider that the product is a new shochu that will be distributed nationally and internationally. So, we wanted the design to feel Japanese and show the culture as well as representing Usukifs own personality.
I spent time in Usuki and met the locals and I feel we all contributed to the final product.
I really hope that people will have the opportunity to feel the Usuki breeze, either from home, or at a bar or restaurant.h