The Fine SAKE Award, Japan

The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2016

RESULTS

32 Grand Gold Medals and 165 Gold Medals

We have received 648 entries from the record-high number of 252 breweries in the fourth year of this event.
Fair and strict examination was conducted on February 24, which resulted in 32 Grand Gold Medals and 165 Gold Medals (award rate 30.6%). 
The award ceremony & reception is to be held at Academy Hills (Roppongi, Minato ward) on April 19.

Grand Gold Medal

13 awarded
 / 306 entries
award rate 4.3%
4 awarded
 / 69 entries
award rate 5.8%
15 awarded
 / 273 entries
award rate 5.5%

Gold Medal

83 awarded
 / 306 entries
award rate 27.1%
14 awarded
 / 69 entries
award rate 20.3%
67 awarded
 / 273 entries
award rate 24.5%

Grand Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Ryozeki Junmai
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Junmai Ginjo Tsuyahime Nandodemo
Higashinohumoto Shuzo
Yamagata
Yonetsuru Denkei Tokubetsu Junmai
Yonetsuru Shuzo
Yamagata
Tokubetsu Junmaishu Ebisukotobuiki
Wakanoi Shuzo
Yamagata
Koshijikoubai Tokubetsu Honjozo
Kubiki Shuzo
Niigata
Koshinoyukitubaki Junmai Ginjo Hana
Yukitsubaki Shuzo
Niigata
Bon Junmai 55
Katokichibei Shoten
Fukui
Komatizakura
Watanabe Shuzoten
Gifu
Ginjo Azumaryu Nagoyakana
Toushun Shuzo
Aichi
Junmai Ginjo Kisosannsen Nijinoshirabe
Naito Jozo
Aichi
Bichuryu Daiginjo
Kamikokoro Shuzo
Okayama
Gassan Tokubetsu Junmai Izumo
Yoshida Shuzo
Shimane
Kyohina Ginjo "Kirameki"
Sakeroku Shuzo
Ehime
Sparkling Sake Category
Tokubetsu Junmaishu Amanoto Shirky "Kinunigori"
Asamai Shuzo
Akita
Rice Magic Ninkiichi Sparkring Red
Ninki Shuzo
Fukushima
MIZUBASHO PURE
Nagai Shuzo
Gunma
Housenka
Takeshigehonke Shuzo
Nagano
Daiginjo Category
Momokawa Daiginjo Junmai
Momokawa
Aomori
Hideyoshi Daiginjo
Suzuki Shuzoten
Akita
Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo
Suzuki Shuzoten
Akita
Dewasansan Junmai Daiginjo Aratama
Wada Shuzo
Yamagata
Oyama Daiginjo Funkae Shizukusake
Katokahachiro Shuzo
Yamagata
Daiginjo Urakasumi
Saura
Miyagi
Outenden Daiginjo
Otokoyamahonten
Miyagi
Ichinokura Shouzanten Junmai Daiginjo
Ichinokura
Miyagi
Junmai Daiginjo Yumenokaori
Suehiro Shuzo
Fukushima
Okunomatsu Junmai Daiginjo
Okunomatsu Shuzo
Fukushima
Tsukinotamayura
Yukitsubaki Shuzo
Niigata
Junmai Daiginjo Koshinosetsugekka
Myoko Shuzo
Niigata
Gohujin Junmai Daiginjo Namazake
Nakano Shuzo
Aichi
Suzukagawa Junmai daiginjo Migaki 4wari
Shimizuseizaburo Shoten
Mie
Sanzen Daiginjo Genshu
Kikuchi Shuzo
Okayama

Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Kokushimuso Junmaishu
Takasago Shuzo
Hokkaido
Hatufune Junmaiginjo Nama
Tenju shuzo
Akita
Junmaishu Tenju
Tenju shuzo
Akita
"Kaori Ranman" Junmaishu
Akita Meijo
Akita
Hideyoshi Tokubetsu Junmaishu Jindai
Suzuki Shuzoten
Akita
Taiheizan Junmaigijo Sumitsuki
Kodama Jozo
Akita
Junmaishu Amanoto Junkara Namazake
Asamai Shuzo
Akita
Tokubetsu Junmaishu Higashinofumoto
Higashinofumoto Shuzo
Yamagata
Gassansanroku Dewanosato
Toraya Nishikawakoujo
Yamagata
Tatenokawa Junmai Daigijo Seiryu
Tatenokawa Shuzo
Yamagata
Ginreigassan Junmai Ginjo
Gassan Shuzo
Yamagata
Junmaishu Houyou
Uchigasaki Shuzoten
Miyagi
Suichoki Dai2shou Ginjoshu
Kakuboshi
Miyagi
Junmaishu Urakasumi
Saura
Miyagi
Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai
Okunomatsu Shuzo
Fukushima
Ninkiichi Goldninki Junmai Daiginjo
Ninki Shuzo
Fukushima
Ninkiichi Aoninki Ginjo
Ninki Shuzo
Fukushima
Sasanokawa Amanotsubu Mukashijitate Junmaishu
Sasanokawa Shuzo
Fukushima
Koshinobairi Tokubetsu Junmaishu
DHC Oguro Shuzo
Niigata
Honjozo Koshinosetsugekka
Myoko Shuzo
Niigata
Echigotoujinosato Junmai Ginjo
Kubiki Shuzo
Niigata
Kenshin Topkubetsu Honjozo
Ikedaya Shuzo
Niigata
Daiginjo Echigozakura
Echigozakura Shuzo
Niigata
Haneya Junmai
Fumigiku Shuzo
Toyama
Fumigiku Tokubetsu Junmai
Fumigiku Shuzo
Toyama
Chikuha Noto Josen
Kazuma Shuzo
Ishikawa
Chikuha Junmaishu
Kazuma Shuzo
Ishikawa
Kitanosho Junmai Ginjo
Funaki Shuzo
Fukui
Hanagaki Fuyunoshiboritate
Nanbu Shuzojo
Fukui
Denshin "Ine"
Ippongikubohonten
Fukui
Junmaishu Juzan Sasanoshizuku
Ishioka Shuzo
Ibaraki
Tamajiman Junmai Muroka
Ishikawa Shuzo
Tokyo
Sawanoi Junmai Honjizake
Ozawa Shuzo
Tokyo
Jinyu Junmai Ginjo
Nabedana
Chiba
Nanawarai Kiso no kome kara tsukutta Junmaishu
Nanawarai Shuzo
Nagano
Daissekei Nama Alpes
Daisekkei Shuzo
Nagano
Naotora Junmai Ginjo
Endo shuzojo
Nagano
Suiro Junmai Ginjo Karakuchi Miyamanishiki Ichidohiire
Maihime
Nagano
Takizawa Tokujo Shiboritate Namasake
Shinshumeijo
Nagano
Shuhou Alpesmasamune Junmaishu
Kamedaya Shuzoten
Nagano
Wakatake Tokubetsu Junmai
Oomuraya Shuzojo
Shizuoka
Miyozakura Junmai Ginjo Gifukyuzo
Miyozakura Jozo
Gifu
Hourai Josen
Watanabe Shuzoten
Gifu
Horai Tensaitojinonyukonnosake
Watanabe Shuzoten
Gifu
Horai Ginjo Dento Karakuchi
Watanabe Shuzoten
Gifu
Tokubetsu Junmaishu Higashiryu Takidaya
Toushun Shuzo
Aichi
Tokusenn Kunisakari Kuromatsu Daiginjo
Nakano Shuzo
Aichi
Suzukagawa Junmai
Simizuseizaburo Shoten
Mie
Harushika Sakura Junmaishu
Imanishiseibee Shoten
Nara
Harushika Ginjo Chokarakuchi
Imanishiseibee Shoten
Nara
Mimorosugi Hunmai Ginjo Tsuyuhakaze
Imanishi Shuzo
Nara
Yatagarasu Yamanokamikoubojikomi Junmai Honnama
Kitaokahonten
Nara
Junmaishu Konteki
Higasiyama Shuzo
Kyoto
Junmaishu "Minakata" Yamadanishiki
Sekaiittou
Wakayama
Junmai Ginjoshu "Ichi"
Sekaiittou
Wakayama
Kikumasamune Junmaishu Kjo
Kikumasamune Shuzo
Hyogo
Daiginjo Bienomachi
Koyamahonke Shuzo Nadahamafukutsurugura
Hyogo
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo
Koyamahonke Shuzo Nadahamafukutsurugura
Hyogo
Tanbaya Gijo
Miyake Shuzo
Okayama
KONISHI Aobaenosumikiri Junmai
Konishi Shuzo
Hyogo
KONISHI Ginjo Hiyashibori
Konishi Shuzo
Hyogo
Junmaishu "RAI"
Ozeki
Hyogo
Nihonsakari Daiginjo
Nihonsakari
Hyogo
Sanzen Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi
Kikuchi Shuzo
Okayama
Taitensiragiku Junmaishu Mikinishiki
Sirakiku Shuzo
Okayama
Okuizumonoitteki Gohyakumanngoku
Okuizumo Shuzo
Shimane
Okuizumonoitteki Kairyoomachi
Okuizumo Shuzo
Shimane
Okuizumonoitteki Kairyohattan
Okuizumo Shuzo
Shimane
Senpuku Sennofuku Ajiwaino Junmai Ginjo
Miyakehonten
Hiroshima
Hanahato Tokubetsu Junmai
Enoki Shuzo
Hiroshima
Kinryo Ginjo Geppaku
Nishinokinryo
Kagawa
Narutotai Junmai Genshu Mizutomai
Matsuurahonke Shuzojo
Tokushima
Yukisuzume Junmai Ginjo
Yukisuzume Shuzo
Ehime
Shuseneiko Junmai Ginjo Matsuyamami Murokan Nama
Eiko Shuzo
Ehime
Yamatanmasamune Ginjoshu
Yagi shuzobu
Ehime
Chiyonokae Ginjo Ao
Chiyonokame Shuzo
Ehime
Kyohina Tokubetsu Junmai "Myama"
Sakaroku Shuzo
Ehime
Suigei Junmaishu Ginnoyume 60%
Suigei Shuzo
Kochi
Tsukasabotan Niyodoburu
Tsukasabotam Shuzo
Kochi
Isonosawa Junmai Ginjo Ukihameisuinosizuku
Isonosawa
Fukuoka
Kinokawa Shiboritate Namagenshu
Kinokawa
Nagasaki
Kinokawa Taruake
Kinokawa
Nagasaki
Kameman Junmaishu Nojirokinichishiki 9gokoubo
Kameman Shuzo
Kumamoto
Sparkling Sake Category
Rokkasen Hitotoki Rose
Rokassen
Yamagata
Ninkiichi Binnaihakkou Sparkring Junmai Ginjo
Ninki Shuzo
Fukushima
Ichijima Purachina Sparkring
Ichijima Shuzo
Niigata
Koshinohomare Happojunmaishu Awasshu
Hara Shuzo
Niigata
Ippongi Happonihonshu Utagebiyori
Ippongikubohonten
Fukui
Shu Shu Shu Bihappojunmai Nigori Gensyu
Nanbu Shuzojo
Fukui
Domuroku Keiryu
Endo Shuzojo
Nagano
Sumasuma
Renryo Shuzo
Gifu
Minokoubai Ittekisenzan TAKE3
Takeuchi
Gifu
Shochikubai Shirakabegura "Mio" Sparkringseishu
Takara Shuzo
Kyoto
Shochikubai Shirakabegura "Mio" Dry Sparkringseishu
Takara Shuzo
Kyoto
Junmai Ginjo Saika Nigori Nejublanc
Kokonoesaika
Wakayama
Shuwa Shuwa
Kamikokoro Shuzo
Okayama
Shichida Junmai Origarami
Tenzan Shuzo
Saga
Daiginjo Category
Chitosetsuru Junmai Daiginjo Zuisho
Nihonseisyu
Hokkaido
Junmai Daiginjo Mansakunohana
Hinomaru Jozo
Akita
Hareda Omachi 50
Akitaseishu
Akita
Kariho Junmai Daiginjo Kaei
Akitaseishu
Akita
Hideyoshi Daiginjo Genshu "Matsuemon"
Suzuki Shuzoten
Akita
Junmai Daiginjo "Chokaisan"
Tenju Shuzo
Akita
Chokaisan "Ginmiryoka" Hiire
Tenju Shuzo
Akita
Asabiraki Junmai Daiginjo Yuinoka
Asahbiraki
Iwate
Tatenokawa Junmai Daiginjo Joryu
Tetenokawa Shuzo
Yamagata
Temahima Junmai Daiginjo
Rokkasen
Yamagata
Extra Daiginjo Urakasumi
Saura
Miyagi
Hanaharu Junmai Daiginjoshu
Hanaharu Shuzo
Fukushima
Ninkiichi Daiginjo
Ninki Shuzo
Fukushima
Oniyasya Junmai Daiginjo Enshinbunri
Hokusertsu Shuzo
Niigata
Chojazakari Biroku Daiginjo
Niigatameijo
Niigata
Ikono Daiginjo Genshu
Takanoi Shuzo
Niigata
Daiginjo Myokousan 3wari5bu
Myoko Shuzo
Niigata
Setugorou Shuppinshu
Kikusui Shuzo
Niigata
Echigo Ofukumasamune Daiginjo Funeshibori
Ofuku Shuzo
Niigata
Kakurei Junmai Daiginjo
Aoki Shuzo
Niigata
Haneya Junmai Daiginjo50 Tsubasa
Fumigiku Shuzo
Toyama
Chikuha Daiginjo Murokafukuroshibori
Kazuma Shuzo
Ishikawa
Bon Yumehamasayume
Katokichibeishoten
Fukui
Denshin Firstclass
Ipponngikubo Honten
Fukui
Ipponngi Fukuroturi Junmai Daiginjo
Ipponngikubo Honten
Fukui
Ipponngi Daiginjo Jukuseishu "Ippou"
Ipponngikubo Honten
Fukui
Mizubasho Daiginjo Premia
Nagaishuzo
Gunma
Fukushogun Daiginjo
Meiri Shurui
Ibaraki
Sawanoi Junmai Daiginjo Hojun Sanjugo
Ozawa Shuzo
Tokyo
Junmai Daiginjo Sakarimasu
Koganei Shuzo
Kanagawa
Junmai Daiginjo Fusakogane 100%
Iinumahonke
Chiba
Daiginjo Umeichirin
Umeichirin
Chiba
Kuromatsusenjo Junmai Daiginjo Prottype
Senjo
Nagano
Akanesasu Junmai Diginjo
Tsuchiya Shuzo
Nagano
Shuho Alpesmasamune Junmai Daiginjo
Kamedaya Shuzoten
Nagano
Keiryu Daiginjo Shizuku
Endo Shuzojo
Nagano
Daiginjo "GAKUSEI"
Kikushui Shuzo
Nagano
Daisekkei Junmai Daiginjo
Daisekkei Shuzo
Nagano
Kaiun Junmai Ginjo YmadaNishiki
Doi Shuzojo
Shizuoka
Shifukunokiwami Junmai Daiginjo
Hannomai Shuzo
Shizuoka
Miyozakura Junmai Daiginjo Banshusan Yamadanishiki
Miyozakura Shuzo
Gifu
Minogiku Kakushidaiginjo
Gyokusendo Shuzo
Gifu
Junmai Daiginjo Azumaryu Reiro
Toushun Shuzo
Aichi
Junmai Daiginjo Hanzou Kminoho
Oota Shuzo
Mie
Junmai Daiginjo Hanzou Kibakoiri
Oota Shuzo
Mie
Daiginjo Hanzo Iga Yamadanizhiki
Oota Shuzo
Mie
Junmai Daiginjo Katsuragi
Umenoyado Shuzo
Nara
Mimorosugi Junmai Daiginjo
Imanishi Shuzo
Nara
Harushika Junmai Daiginjo
Imanishiseibe Shoten
Nara
Jurakudai Junmai Daiginjo
Sasaki Shuzo
Kyoto
Heianyonsin Red Junmai Daiginjo
Sasaki Shuzo
Kyoto
Junmai Daiginjo Iwai kinshimasamune
Kinshimasamune
Kyoto
Ozeki Junmai Daiginjo
Ozeki
Hyogo
Kotsudumi Rojoyuka Touka
Nishiyama Shuzojo
Hyogo
Chiyomusubi Junmai Daiginjo Goriki 30
Chiyomusubi Shuzo
Tottori
Gokusei Jumai Daiginjo "Takashimaomachi"
Miyashita Shuzo
Okayama
Gokusei Daiginjo Mukashisibori Tobindori
Miyashita Shuzo
Okayama
Kimurashiki Kisekinoosake Junmai Daiginjo
Kikuchi Shuzo
Okayama
Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Omachi 50migaki
Kikuchi Shuzo
Okayama
Ishichi Omachi Junmai Daiginjo Namazake
Kumaya Shuzo
Okayama
Nitamai Kozhihikari Junmai Daiginjo
Okuizumo Shuzo
Shimane
Chiyonokame Junnmai Daiginjo Soryu
Chiyonokame
Ehime
Daiginjo16° Sansui
Oimatsu Shuzo
Oita
Junmai Daiginjo Mitsutake
Mitsutake Shuzojo
Saga
Iwanokura Jumai Daiginjo
Tenzan Shuzo
Saga
Zuiyo Junmai Daiginjo Kin
Zuiyo
Kumamoto
Daiginjo Chiyonosono Excel
Choyonosono Shuzo
Kumamoto

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Date / Place
24 February 2016 / Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Building
Judges

【Team Reader】

Takeaki Ishikawa (Brewing Society of Japan) / Naoto Okazaki (Brewing Society of Japan) / Katsuhiko Kitamoto (Tokyo unv) / Kazuo Sato / Toshiaki Sudo (Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) / Koujiro Takahashi
Hiroyoshi Asano (Akitaya) / Eisuke Iida (Okanaga) / Ikoma Ryuji (SakeTimes) / Kentaro Ueno (Plus farm) / Mayumi Eguchi (Sake writer) / Zenichi Eda (Shinseido) / Satoshi Otake (Yamaya) / Yasuro Ogiwara (liqour Inovation) / Naohiro Obata (Mitsukoshi Isetan) / Takuya Kano (Sakebunka) / Minoru Kojim (Ryutsu Joho Kikaku) / Terumi Kobata / Kihachi Koyama (Koyama Shoten) / Daisuke Shoji (RSN Japan) / Kenji Sugimoto(Kachidoki Shuhan) / Yukio Tagichi (Olimpic) / Marie Chiba (GEM by moto) / Yoshiaki Tsukuura (KONTATSU) / Taku Nagata (Sake Service Institute) / Chieko Fujita / Toshiaki Yamada (Sakebunka) / Makoto Yoshikawa (Keio Depertment store) / Rebekah Wilson-lay (Sakenomy) / Hirotaka Watanabe (MetroMinits)
Entry
  1. Main Category : Priced 2,600 JPY or below for 1.8L and medium bottle available
  2. Sparkling Sake Category : Meet refined sake standards (no coloration, acidulant, or artificial fragrance)
  3. Dai Ginjo Category : Medium bottles available
Judging
Seven scale evaluation by blind sensory test in a Riedel Daiginjo glass.
Award
Grand Gold medal (Top 5%), Gold medal (Next 25% following Top 5%)
Organizer
The Fine SAKE Awards Japan Executive Committee
Executive Committee Members
Kontatsu Co., Ltd./Urakasumi Saura Co., Ltd./Sakebunka Institute, Inc./Tatsuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd./Ninki Inc./Ryutsu Joho Kikaku Co., Ltd.
Special Supporters
RSN Japan (RIEDEL) Co., Ltd.
Official Supporter
Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Judge Viewing

The Award Ceremony & Reception

Sake Brewery guests who opened a booth at the Opening Presentation