Japanese name: 白藤酒造店
From: Ishikawa prefecture
Founded in: mid-nineteenth century
Hakuto is a small family-run business, where the husband is the current head brewer (toji) and the wife is responsible for the delicate job of koji making. It was founded in 1722 as a shipping agent, but started brewing sake from the end of the Tokugawa period (1600-1868). The brewery is nestled on the northern edge of the Noto peninsula; in March 2007 a strong earthquake that hit the area destroyed it almost completely, but thanks to the resilience of the brewers it was built back within the same year.