- Hiroshima (広島)
- Rice type
- Hattan Nishiki (八反錦)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Fukucho Tokubetsu Junmai Shiboritate (富久長 特別純米 八反錦 搾りたて 直汲み本生) is made of Hattan Nishiki rice milled down to 60%. 搾りたて (shiboritate) means freshly-pressed sake, the "freshest sake" of the year, usually pressed between November and March and directly bottled (直汲み jikakumi).
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
Official 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.
More info on Imada Brewery:
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.