The Sparkling Sake Brewery was founded by Sparkling Sake Master Naoki Toyota and Brand & Marketing Expert & Sake Educator Tracey Delaney.
In October 2021, they established a small brewery spanning only 400 sq ft, located in the suburbs of Cambridgeshire, with the aim of sharing the delight of sparkling sake beyond borders, as the only brewery exclusively dedicated to producing sparkling sake worldwide.
Naoki’s creations engage all five senses—appearance, aroma, taste, and the sound and texture of bubbles. Delicately beautiful bubbles are naturally fermented and remain unpasteurized after the second fermentation. The ongoing fermentation within the sealed bottle allows one to savor fleeting moments of nature, much like the cherry blossom season.
Every step, from rice washing to koji-making, initial fermentation, second fermentation, to degorgement, is meticulously undertaken by Naoki, employing traditional skills and knowledge honed in Japan.
Experience these creations through direct shipping from the brewery or via limited partnerships, including Michelin-starred establishments.
Our seal of authenticity
Our seal of authenticity is the visual identity of the Sparkling Sake Brewery - when you see this mark you’ll know it’s a product hand-crafted by us. The mark is designed in the spirit of the motif of the traditional Japanese ‘hanko’ stamp. The lines inside the circle are drawn in the Japanese hiragana “script”: あわ awa’ meaning ‘sparkling’ which expresses what is at the heart of our single minded production line. The elegant and delicate curve and the non-symmetrical shapes express the ever changing, non linear, beauty of impermanence in nature. Furthermore, the feeling of authenticity resulting from ‘organic’ and ‘crafted’ process we take is represented by the slightly non-uniform lines of the symbol mark.
CEO / Head Brewer
After a rigorous and specialized training in Nara, the birth of sake in Japan, he moved to the UK to start The Sparkling Sake Brewery. He is curious about the nature's impermanence.
Chief Brand and Marketing Advisor & Sake Educator
A New York native by way of Tokyo now based in the UK, Tracey has a 30+ year history with Japan and a 20+ year career in global communications. She is also a certified International Kikisake-shi (Sake Sommelier).