Ochoko (Sake cup) -Joshi (women) who love Japanese Sake or Sake-Joshi (women)
Recently, Japanese women love Sake more than before, especially younger women, in their twenties or thirties.
Japanese Sake has often had the image that it is drunk by men or elders.
The smell of alcohol is strong, that’s why!
But recently, Sake’s image has changed and appears as a delicacy without strong alcohol smell.
Below is a list of famous Japanese Sake known for Ochoko-Joshi.
1 – Brand: 十四代（Jyuyondai）
Very famous and premium Sake. The brand is so popular and famous. So many resellers sell Online at Premium pricing. But Jyuyoundai is not expensive to make. You can drink it in the restaurants or Izakaya who trade with Takagishuzou. If you have Japanese friends who love Sake, maybe they know restaurants or Izakaya having Jyuyondai.
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2 – Brand: 飛露喜（Hiroki）
Brewery: 廣木酒造本店(Hirokishuzou Honten)
Now, Hiroki has become a super famous brand, but when the president Kenji Hiroki inherited the family company, it was not a famous Brewery yet. Hiroki is also famous at 無濾過生原酒（Unfiltered Undiluted Unblended Sake). Hiroki is not easy to get at liquor shop, but easier than Jyuyondai.
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3 – Brand: 而今(Jikon)
Brewery: 木屋正酒造合資会社(Kiyashoushuzou Goushigaisha)
Jikon is also a very famous and delicious sake. Umami, Acid taste and Flavor are great.
Jikon is not easy to get at liquor shop, but easier than Jyuyondai.
4 – Brand: 新政（Aramasa)
Brewery: 新政酒造株式会社(Aramasashuzou Kabushikigaisha)
Aramasa is famous for its yeast きょうかい6号酵母（Kyoukai6gou yeast: In Japan, Japan jouzou kyoukai is an organization of Japanese Sake that spreads good yeasts for making Sake to Sake Maker). The famous Kyoukai6gou yeast was born at Aramasashuzou.
Young brewery President and craftsman Yusuke Satou is gathering fame of making Sake.
Also Aramata is making by 生酛造(Kimotozukuri; Traditional sake yeast mash starter) to 酒母(Shubo:Yeast mash).
5 – Brand: 獺祭（Dassai)
Brewery: 旭酒造株式会社（Asahishuzou Kabushikigaisha)
Super global famous Sake maker, worldwide known by people who are into premium Sake.
Recently partnered with Joel Robuchon and making a restaurant in Paris, France.
6 – Brand: 川中島 幻舞(Kawanakajima Genbu)
Brewery: 株式会社酒千蔵野(Kabushikigaisha Shusenkurano)
Young woman brewery craftsman Mariko Chino is the daughter of the Shusenkurano.
She is very hopeful craftsman in the Japanese Sake culture. There are high expectation about the future of her brewery sake. The taste is Umami and great flavor.
Below is another type of Sake: Sparkling Japanese Sake
1 – Brand: 七賢スパークリング杜ノ奏(Shichiken Sparkling Morinokanade)
Brewery: 山梨銘醸株式会社（Yamanashimeijou Kabushikigaisha)
Making Sparkling Sake with In-bottle secondary fermentation method.
Yamanashiken Hakushu is a very clean water used to make sake.
Their most expensive one is Morinokanade. It is matured in Hakushu (Famous Japanese Whisky) barrels,
2 – Brand: 梵プレミアムスパークリング(Born Premium Sparkling)
Brewery: 加藤吉平商店(Katouyoshihira Shouter)
Ratio indicating the quantity of polished rice gained from a given quantity of brown rice to 20%. Using great quality of Yamadanishiki (made in Hyogoken).
It is considered as premium because of its high specs. They use In-bottle secondary fermentation method.
3 – Brand: 獺祭純米大吟醸スパークリング50（Dassai Jundai Daiginjou Sparkling 50)
Brewery: 旭酒造株式会社（Asahi Shuzou Kabushikigaisha)
Very famous Dassai’s sparkling. They use in-bottle secondary fermentation method.