Akiyoshi MiyagiAWAMORI-KAN"In this bottle is liquor that is over a thousand years old, a true jewel.
Okinawa's revolving history and unique culture sit condensed in a single glass of awamori.
From the dreams of the golden age of the Kingdom of the Ryukyus, through time and through the ages, the classic flavor and aroma of Awamori have been and are still prized as the "waters of life".
"Awamori" first appeared during the golden age of the Kingdom of the Ryukyus. (These islands were a proud and independent nation during the 15th through the 19th centuries).
The Japanese word for liquor is "sake" but in the Okinawan dialect, the term is "saki". Then, why is the distilled liquor of Okinawa called "Awamori"? There are several accepted explanations for the origin of this name;    
An Awamori aged three or more years after distilling can be called Kusu.
Okinawa Distillers' Association 81-98-868-1470 2-8-9 Minato Town, Naha City Kamimura Distilling Ltd 81-98-884-1628 301 Matsugawa, Naha City Kumesen Distilling Corp 81-98-832-3133 155 Nakaima, Naha City Sakimoto Distilling Ltd 81-98-884-1404 1-25 Shuri Torihori, Naha City Shikina Distillery 81-98-884-5451 2-48 Shuri Akata, Naha City Zuisen Distilling Corp 81-98-884-1968 1-35 Sakiyama Shuri, Naha City