- Hiroshima (広島)
- Rice type
- Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Fukuchō Karakuchi Junmai Nama (富久長 辛口純米 生酒) is a new, unpasteurised version of Imada's regular Karakuchi Junmai. It is fermented at low temperatures to give it a dry taste with a hint of umami. It has a refreshing aroma and a slight sweetness with hints of banana.
About the brewery
- Imada Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 3734 Akitsuchō 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 beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017, her Fukuchō 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 hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.
More info on Imada Brewery:
Imada Shuzo's Ginjo Sake — OISHI SO JAPAN
In the birthplace of of the refined ginjo style of sake, Miho Imada is carrying on a tradition of brewing beautifully fragrant and richly-flavored ginjo sake that are to be enjoyed as one of life’s daily pleasures.
Miho Imada Is Quietly Brewing Some of the Best Sake in the World
Out of 1000 or so sake breweries operating today, only 20 are run by women tōji. But Miho Imada isn’t counting.