Fukuju Chotokusen Daiginjo
Rice-polishing Ratio: 35
Text: Ronny Lau
What's in common between Sake and Noble Prize? Sake maybe still haven't got a chance to win a Noble Prize yet, but Japanese stem cell researcher Professor Shinya Yamanaka made a toast with Fukuju Junmai Ginjo after he got the prestige award in the official party hosted in Stockholm in 2012. After the party, Fukuju became a most sought-after Sake brand in Japan.
Fukuju has been producing by Shu-Shin-Kan in Kobe since 1751, after more than 260 years, it's now operated by the 13 generation. Not only the long history, but also the many awards they won counts. Fukuju Chotokusen Daiginjo is one of the most awarded products, it has just won the Gold Award from the "Sake Competition 2018", and it has been received Gold Award from "National New Sake Competition" since 2015, 4 years in a row.
Fukuju Chotokusen Daiginjo is made from 100% Yamadanishiki rice that was planted locally in Hyogo prefecture, the rice-polishing ratio is up to 35%, which shaped the refreshing and elegant style. There are aromas like melon and white peach, with round body, finesse structure and long finish.
"Fukuju" means "good fortune and longevity" in Chinese, which also made it a good Chinese New Year gift to the one you love and care.