- Hiroshima (広島)
- Rice type
- Hattansō (八反草)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 60%
- Alcohol content
Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Ginjō Nama (富久長 八反草 純米吟醸 直汲み 生酒) is made of two Hiroshima rice varieties revived by Imada Brewery, Akitakada and Hiroshima Hattansō, and brewed in the traditional ginjō style preserved in Akitsu. It is soft on the palate and full of flavour, yet has a smooth finish. This is Fukuchō's flagship brand. Directly pumped, freshly squeezed and bottled. The fresh, crisp taste is a limited edition product only available during the brewing season. Best consumed chilled.
Received platinum awards at Kura Master in 2017 and 2018.
About the brewery
- Imada Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
- Name in Japanese
- 株式会社 今田酒造本店
- 3734 Akitsucho Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
FUKUCHO – Sake of Akitsu, HiroshimaOfficial website of Imada Sake Brewing Company, makers of the Fukucho brand since 1868. Situated in Akitsu, Hiroshima, a small port town facing the tranquil waters of the Seto Inland Sea, we are a small and traditional brewery with just seven members of staff. Despite being an old brewery, each...fukucho.jp
Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with their beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017 her Fukucho ginjō won the platinum award for Junmai sake at Kura Master 2017, an annual contest selecting the best sakes from over 550 sake brands across Japan. Imada also experimented with heirloom rice varieties that had been out of use for centuries, created her own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.
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