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Imada Fukuchō Karakuchi Junmai

Fukuchō Karakuchi Junmai, Imada's classic junmai sake, is light-bodied and crisp, and has a soft, delicate flavour, a clean aroma and a dry finish.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15%
Imada Fukuchō Karakuchi Junmai (富久長 辛口純米)

Fukuchō Karakuchi Junmai (富久長 辛口純米), Imada's classic junmai sake, is light-bodied and crisp, has a soft, delicate flavour, has a clean aroma and a dry finish, unique to Fukuchō. This is the perfect bottle for drinking at home and a splendid pairing for Japanese food like sashimi and boiled fish. As of the brewing season 2021, Fukucho employs a rice polishing technique called shingin (真吟), a "flat" polishing method that removes only the outer layer of proteins without scraping the essential starch contained in the core of the grain. It results in a cleaner, more refreshing sake.


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We revisited the Karakuchi Junmai in October 2022, which was as delicious as the first time. The label below is the same as displayed on the official website.

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2019 edition:

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About the brewery

Brewery
Imada Shuzō
Name in Japanese
今田酒造
Address
3734 Akitsuchō Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Phone
0846-45-0003
Website
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Imada Brewery is located in Akitsu, Higashi-Hiroshima, facing the Seto Inland Sea and was founded in 1868. Hiroshima is one of Japan's top regions of sake production; the prefecture ranks among the top six in annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and smooth sake with a solid, lively fragrance. The brewery is run in the fifth generation by Imada Miho (今田美穂), one of the few female tōji (brewmaster) in Japan. She learned the trade from her father, Imada Yukinao but also enrolled in the National Research Institute of Brewing and later graduated from Meiji University's law faculty. After working for the cultural activities section in a Tōkyō department store, she returned to Hiroshima and took over the brewery. In 2020, the BBC included her in their list of the world's 100 influential women of the year.

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.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
This is the regular version of Imada's Karakuchi Junmai. We reviewed the Nama Karakuchi earlier this year. This one has a fruity nose with spicy notes. Light and soft body with distinct acidity and slight effervescence; mid-palate a bitter and refreshing tingle. Clean finish. We had it with sashimi. Imada-perfect! 👌🙂
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Category
Junmai
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Location
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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