Another new sake brewery outside of Japan is opening up, this one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  It’s called Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, and their sake will be sold under the brand name Izumi, which means spring or fountain in Japanese.

The brewery is located in the historic Distillery District of Toronto.  From their web site:

All of our sake is prepared in the “Junmai” (pure rice) style in several varieties for sale at the Distillery location brewery store and tasting counter. The brewery commenced operations in February 2011 with advisory assistance from the venerable Miyasaka Brewing Co., Ltd. (whose operations in Japan date back to the 1600′s, currently producing sake under the MASUMI and MIYASAKA brands) and consulting master sake brewer Yoshiko Takahashi, an award winning brewmaster from the Nagano region of Japan.