Fukugen Azumino Umeshu Genshu - Plum Sake
Fukugen Azumino Umeshu Genshu - Plum Sake
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Fukugen Azumino Umeshu Genshu - Plum Sake

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Founded in 1758, Fukugen Brewery is an old established sake producer, ever since the Edo period, a time when samurai rode the streets and ruled the land. The company is owned by the Hirabayashi family, and its secret method of sake brewing has been passed down from generation to generation. Currently, Atsuo Hirabayashi is the seventeenth of head of family, and his daughter, Seiko succeeded him.

SakeTrend is very fortunate to interview Seiko Hirabayashi, a head of family owned sake brewery called "Fukugen Sake Brewery".
 
Fukugen Sake Brewery is located in the Azumino valley in Nagano Prefecture below the picturesque Northern Japanese Alps, which provides the natural spring water used to brew their sake. 
 
Their Kura (Brewery) built in Samurai Era by Matumoto Clan Shogunate. Fukugen Kura is only one kura still existing until now that Matsumo Clan Shogunate used to use as his main storages (please see a picture below) .
 
Fukugen's concept is "a Boutique Sake Brewery" to craft only small quantity to keep exceptionally high quality and their craftmanship within Fukugen sake. That has been said Fukugen sake is not widely available in States yet.

This is a rich plum Sake is made with selected nutritious plums grown in the naturally rich Azumino at the foot of the Northern Alps in Nagano Prefecture.

Plums are ordered from Yamanashi at the foot of the Southern Alps, Master Brewer Fukugenzo crafted with the beautiful and healthy underground water gushing from the Northern Alps. This Azumino Umeshu has a mellow, sweet rich texture by aging for 8 years.it has been aged for eight years. 

Easy to drink and perfect for Sake beginners!

     

Alcohol percentage: 17%

SMV: NA   Acidity: NA

Size: 500ml