Fukucho "Seaside" Sparkling Sake
Made by Toji Miho Imada, one of only a handful of female head-brewerys, this sparkler is made through secondary fermentation in the bottle. Lots of champagne-like aromas of yeast and yogurt are present, but there is also lots of citrus candied lemon there too. Designed to pair perfectly with all things from the sea, it drinks fruitier than a champagne, and is just really bright and fun!
About the producer
Fukucho’s female brewery owner, Miho Imada, is also the Toji – a rarity in Japan to have both jobs done by the same person.
Miho-san’s passion and curiosity for sake brewing is truly amazing: to date she has revived a local heirloom rice that was out of use for hundreds of years, created her own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with brewing sake using white koji.
There are around 30 female tojis in Japan, but when Miho-san started brewing there were far fewer. Her extreme dedication to her craft encourages the future of women in this industry.