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Shaw-Ross is the exclusive importer of the number one selling sake brand in the US, Gekkeikan. The Gekkeikan Sake making technique has been passed down through 14 family generations for more than 380 years dating back to 1637. It is one of the oldest family-owned companies in the world. Gekkeikan brews its sake at seven facilities in Kyoto, Japan and one in Folsom, California, and it is exported to more than 80 countries around the world. The word Gekkeikan means “Crown of Laurel” -- a symbol of commitment to excellence. This is evidenced by the fact that the sake brand has won the prestigious National Research Institute of Brewing Gold Medal 32 times in the past 33 years.