The Fine Sake Awards japan 2015 Activities

30 Grand Gold Medals and 138 Gold Medals

We have received 492 entries from the record-high number of 234 breweries in the fourth year of this event. Fair and strict examination was conducted on February 26, which resulted in 30 Grand Gold Medals and 138 Gold Medals (award rate 29.8 %). 
The award ceremony & reception is to be held at Academy Hills (Roppongi, Minato ward) on April 21.

Results   

■Results 2015
Grand Gold Medal The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category) 11 awarded /263 entries (award rate 4.2%)
Sparkling Sake category 6 awarded /69 entries (award rate 8.2%)
Daiginjo category 13 awarded /232 entries (award rate 5.5%)

Gold Medal The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category) 69 awarded /263 entries (award rate 26.2%)
Sparkling Sake category 11 awarded /69 entries (award rate 15.9%)
Daiginjo category 58 awarde /232 entries (award rate 25.0%)


■Outline
Date/ Place 26 February 2015/ Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Building
Judges 【Team Reader】
Takeaki Ishikawa(Brewing Society of Japan), Koujiro Takahashi(Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association), Yukio Hamada(Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association), Shigetoshi Sudo(Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association)

Naoko Asai(『Dress』), Hiroyoshi Asano(Akitaya Co., Ltd.), Eisuke Iida(Okanaga Co., Ltd.),Kiyotaka Oomori(SSI)0, Takuya Kano(Sakebunka Institute, Inc.), Haruyasu Kamiyama(AjinoHyodou Co,Ltd),Yasuyuki Kitahara(Conrad Tokyo),Mariko kiyonaga(Sake Samurai),Minoru Kojim(Ryutsu Joho Kikaku Co., Ltd.), Ritsuko Shimada(Sake stylist),Joan Lim(Epicurian Nomads),Daisuke Shoji(RNS Japan (Riedel) Co., Ltd.), John Gauntner(Sake Journalist), Sylvain Huet(Sake Samurai),Yoshiaki Tsukuura(KONTATSU Co., Ltd.), Takuya Hara(Ceoly Co,Ltd), Makoto Fukuda(Shogakukan) Takahiro Maebayashi(Kyokuju, Inc), Takisi Mashita(Sake Students Clab),Kiyoko Miyashita(Kado Enterprise),Yoshinori Miyashita(Olympic Ltd),Yoko Maeda(AP Company)
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. Tatsuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd. Ninki Inc. Sakebunka Institute, Inc. Ryutsu Joho Kikaku Co., Ltd.
Special supporters RNS Japan (Riedel) Co., Ltd.
Official supporter Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association