Located 10km south of Wakayama City, "Kuroe City" is a city of craftsmen who has prospered as lacquerware producing area since the Muromachi period. It was a difficult start for the brewery in the Meiji era (1868-1912) as the brewery expanded its business to liquor sales and residential land development. During world War II, the farmland was lost due to the destruction of farmland and post-war, the owners were reluctant to expand its production sale due to an uncertain future. While they lagged in terms of expansion, the brewer grew in strength with quality production. The owners continue to take this approach of producing high quality sake, even on a small scale by focusing on high quality production.
Black Cow shows the determination of the brewery to carry on the local tradition when brewing a legitimate pure rice sake. Black Cow is gaining popularity because it uses well water from the brewery.
1988: Received a gold medal at the National New Sake Appraisal
1989: Received a gold medal at the National New Sake Appraisal
1991: Received a gold medal at the National New Sake Appraisal
2014: Construction of first gold medal-winning raw material processing building at the National New Sake Appraisal
2015: National New Sake Appraisal Gold Award
2015 IWC Sake Category, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo Category GOLD Award