Publish-date: Jun 20 2019 Update-date: Jun 27 2019
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[SAKE COMPETITION 2019] is the one-and-only sake competition designed for the consumers. Japanese and foreign sakes out of 1,919 gathered to be awarded No.1 in each field. SAVOR JAPAN will report to you on this event.
Established in 2012, [SAKE COMPETITION] started with a mission, “To present new criteria for the consumers, so that they can discover truly tasteful Japanese sake regardless of the brand.” Thus, all brands competed without their past recognition, only with taste.
This year, as was mentioned several times during the event, it was difficult to produce good sake. Therefore, the producers had more hardship compared to the other years, employing every bit of their techniques to produce great sake.
For each 7 categories, the award winners were invited to the stage and commented with strong passion. Award presenters also ardently commented on Japanese sake, with some claiming, "sake is a work of art."
-Presenter GAKU-MC, a musician and the representative of Hoken Brewery, who won the first place at Junmai Category
Former soccer legend and CEO for [Japan Craft Sake Company] Nakata Hidetoshi also were one of the award presenters. He commented that Japanese sake is no longer only for Japan and mentioned how it can spread Japanese culture to outside countries.
-Nakata Hidetoshi, a soccer legend and the representative of Takagi Brewery, who won the first place at Super Premium Category
SAVOR JAPAN is happy to announce you the winners for [SAKE COMPETITION 2019]!
Junmai Category (out of 495 entries)- Hoken Junmai-shu Retro Label/ Hoken Brewery
Junmai Ginjo Category (out of 578 entries)- Hiroki Junmai Ginjo/ Hiroki Brewery
Junmai Daiginjo Category (out of 480 entries)- ZAKU Asahimai/ Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten
Ginjo and Daiginjo Category (out of 206 entries)- Tenjomugen Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki/ Nakayu Brewery
Super Premium Category (out of 64 entries)- Juyondai Ryusen/ Takagi Brewery
Sparkling Category (out of 68 entries)- Dewatsuru awa-sake Ashitae/ Akita Seishu
Oversea Brewed Sake Category (out of 28 entries)- Coastal Ginjo/ Sequoia Sake Company
For more detailed information on [SAKE COMPETITION 2019], please visit their homepage!https://sakecompetition.com/english_sakecompetition.html
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.