The Fine SAKE Award, Japan

The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2018

RESULTS

46 Grand Gold Medals and 236 Gold Medals

We have received 901 entries from the record-high number of 263 breweries in the eighth year of this event.
Fair and strict examination was conducted on February 20, which resulted in 46 Grand Gold Medals and 236 Gold Medals (award rate 31.3%).
The award ceremony & reception is to be held at Toranomon Hills (Minato ward) on April 27.

Grand Gold Medal

15 awarded
 / 307 entries
award rate 4.9%
3 awarded
 / 65 entries
award rate 4.6%
15 awarded
 / 285 entries
award rate 5.3%
13 awarded
 / 244 entries
award rate 5.3%

Gold Medal

82 awarded
 / 307 entries
award rate 26.7%
15 awarded
 / 65 entries
award rate 23.1%
75 awarded
 / 285 entries
award rate 26.3%
64 awarded
 / 244 entries
award rate 26.2%

Grand Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Daiginjo Akitabare
AKITA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Akita
Bishuranman Tokubetujunmaishu
AKITAMEIJYO CO.,LTD.
Akita
Tuyahime Nandodemo
Azumanofumoto Syuzo CO,LTD
Yamagata
Tokubetsujunmaishu Tomizu
Kato Kahachiro Shuzo.Co.,Ltd
Yamagata
Yukitsubaki Junmai Ginjo
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koyama Honke Kai
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Saitama
CHAR JUNMAIGINJO
Endo Brewery Inc.
Nagano
KAIUN TOKUBETSU HONJOZO
DOISHUZOJO CO.,LTD
Shizuoka
TUSHIMA-YA JYUNMAISHU HOKKAIDOUSAN GINPU
MIYOZAKURA JOZO CO.,LTD
Gifu
Hourai Tensai Touji no Nyukonshu
Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
SUZUKAGAWA JUNMAI
SHIMIZU SEIZABURO SHOTEN LTD.
Mie
Honjozo Taiheiyou
Ozaki Shuzo Co.,Ltd
Wakayama
KIKU-MASAMUNE JUNMAISHU KOUJO
KIKU-MASAMUNE SAKE BREWING CO., LTD.
Hyogo
Murokagenshu Junmai Mouri
Yamagata Honten co.,ltd
Yamaguchi
Ishizuchi Muroka Junmai
Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation
Ehime
Sparkling Sake Category
Rice Magic Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
YOSHI NO GAWA SAKA GURA NO AWA YUKI
YOSHINOGAWA CO.,LTD
Niigata
Tenzan Sparkling
Tenzan Sake Brewery CO.,LTD
Saga
Daiginjo Category
NANBU BIJIN DAIGINJO
NANBU BIJIN CO.,LTD.
Iwate
SOTENDEN DAIGINJO
OTOKOYAMA HONTEN CO.,LTD.
Miyagi
Shuho Junmai-Daiginjo Tamanae
Shuho Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
KURAMITSU
KIKUSUI SAKE CO., LTD.
Niigata
Junmai Daiginjo Gensaku
Kankiku Meijo Co Ltd
Chiba
Aiyu Daiginjo
Aiyu Shuzo Co Ltd
Ibaraki
Sanran Junmaidaiginjo Genshu
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
KAIUN JUNMAIDAIGINJO HASE SHOKICHI
DOISHUZOJO CO.,LTD
Shizuoka
Sansya Junmaidaiginjo Hanakoubo
Harada Brewery Co.,LTD
Gifu
SUZUKAGAWA JUNMAI DAIGINJO YAMADANISHIKI
SHIMIZU SEIZABURO SHOTEN LTD.
Mie
Ippongi Fukurotsuri Junmaidaiginjo
IPPONGI KUBOHONTEN CO.,LTD.
Fukui
Born: Wing of Japan
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
Daiginjo Genshu Kyohime Fukurotsuri Tobindori Shizukuzake
Kyohime Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
KIKU-MASAMUNE KIMOTO JUNMAI DAIGINJO
KIKU-MASAMUNE SAKE BREWING CO., LTD.
Hyogo
KYUKYOKU NO SUISHIN DAIGINJOU
SUISHIN YAMANE HONTEN CO.,LTD.
Hiroshima
Premium Junmai Category
Rokkon Ruby
Saito Sake Brewery co,ltd
Aomori
Junmai-ginjo Setsugekka
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Hiwata Yamahai Junmaiginjo
Hagino Shuzou Co Ltd
Miyagi
GOZUNOMINE JYUNMAIGINJYO
KOSHITSUKANO SHUZO
Niigata
Shirokouji Tokubetu Jyunmaishu
Kabushikikaisya Buyu
Ibaraki
Shinsen Jyunmaiginjo
Higashi Sake Brewing Company,Ltd.
Ishikawa
Born: Tokishirazu
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
EIKUN JUNMAIGINJO KOTOSENNEN
SAITO SHUZO CO. LTD.
Kyoto
Yamadanishiki Junmaiginjou SAIKA
Kokonoesaika Co.,Ltd.
Wakayama
"Ishichi" Kurashikiginjo Namagenshu
KUMAYA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Okayama
Kimurashiki Kiseki No Osake Junmai Ginjo Omachi
Kikuchi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Okayama
Chikurin Karoyaka Otoro
Marumoto Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
Okayama
Kurabito no Jimanzake
Shimonoseki Shuzo Co.,Ltd.
Yamaguchi

Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Mutsu-Hassen Isaribi
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
Momokawa Ginjo Junmaishu
MOMOKAWA BREWING, INC.
Aomori
OMOTENASHI DAIGINJO SILVER RABEL
AKITAKENHAKKO KOGYO CO.,LTD.
Akita
Jummaishu Amanoto Umashine Hachimaru Nama
Asamai Brewery co.ltd
Akita
Hideyoshi Junmaishu
SUZUKI BREWING AND CO.
Akita
Daiginjo Kita-akita
Hokushika Co., Ltd.
Akita
Junmai Daiginjo Kita-akita
Hokushika Co., Ltd.
Akita
Ryozeki Junmai-shu
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
MANATSURU TOKUBETSUJUNMAI MIYAMANISHIKI
Tanakasyuzouten Co.,Ltd
Miyagi
Ginrei Gassan Junmaiginjo
Gassan Sake Brewery
Yamagata
Uyo Kinran junmaishu
Gotou Yasutaro Shuzoten
Yamagata
Toko Junmai
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Toko Junmai Ginjo Genshu
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Shuho Beach Side
Shuho Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
TATENOKAWA Junmai Daiginjo SEIRYU (STREAM)
TATENOKAWA, Inc.
Yamagata
Gassan Sanroku Dewanosato
Toraya Nishikawa Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Godanshikomi Junmai
ROKKASEN Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Tuyahime Junmaiginjo Aratama
Wada Syuzo Limited Partnership
Yamagata
Yusa Junmai Ginjo
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Fukushima
Ninki-ichi Blue Ninki Ginjo
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Junmaiginjo Oraga Junmai
Fukushima Mirai Nougyou Kyoudoukumiai
Fukushima
Kakurei Jyunmaishu Yamadanishiki Hiire
AOKI SHUZO Sake Brewery Co.,LTD
Niigata
Kenshin Tokubetsu Honnjouzou
Ikedaya Shuzou Corporation
Niigata
Daiginjo Echigo-Zakura
Echigo-zakura Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
ECHIGOTSURUKAME JUNMAI
ECHIGOTSURUKAME Co.,Ltd
Niigata
JUNMIGINJOUSYU DENEMON
ECHIGO DENEMON CO.,LTD
Niigata
Manotsuru Ichiho
OBATA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Niigata
Kiminoi Ginjo
KIMINOI CO., LTD.
Niigata
Koshiji no Koubai Tokubetsu Honjozo
Kubiki Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd
Niigata
IONO TOKUBETSUJUNMAI
TAKANOISHUZOU CORPORATION
Niigata
Koshi no Bairi Junmai-ginjo
DHC SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshi no Yukitsubaki Junmai Ginjo "HANA"
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Junmai Koshinosetsugetsuka
Myokoshuzo Co.,Ltd.
Niigata
Tokumasamune Junmai Sakaigashi
Hagiwara Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Fukushogun Junmaiginjo
Meiri Shurui Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Raifuku Tokubetu Jyunmai Misatonishiki
RAIFUKU SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Ibaraki
Natsu Sanran Tokubetsu Junmaishu
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
Kinmon Sekaitaka Junmai Ginjo
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Saitama
Koshigoi Junmai Ginjo Koshihikari
Yoshino-Shuzo Co.,Ltd.
Chiba
Daisekkei-Nama-Alps
Daisekkei Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd.
Nagano
Misonotake Kurauchi Nama Jukusei
Takeshige Honke Brewing Corp.
Nagano
Nanawarai Ginjyo
Nanawarai Syuzo Co.,Ltd.
Nagano
Daiginjo Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace
Kintora Co.,Ltd
Aichi
AZUMARYU GINJO NAGOYAKANA
Toshun Shuzo Co.,Ltd
Aichi
Tokusen Kunizakari Saika Daiginjo
Nakano Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Aichi
Shiramayumi HARU-GINJO
KABA SHUZOJO Co.Ltd
Gifu
MIYOZAKURA JYUNMAIGINJYO ASAHINO-YUME
MIYOZAKURA JOZO CO.,LTD
Gifu
Hourai Kuramoto no Kakushizake
Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Hourai Ginjo Dentoukarakuchi
Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Tokubetsu Junmaishu Hanzo Kami no Ho
Ota Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Mie
Noukaya Tokubetsujyunmai Rinnoao
Wakatsurusyuzo co.Ltd
Toyama
Chikuha Shiboritate Namagenshu
Kazuma Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Ishikawa
Ippongi Junmaisyu
IPPONGI KUBOHONTEN CO.,LTD.
Fukui
Hanagaki Junmai Nigori
Nambu Sake Brewery Inc.
Fukui
Tomio Tokubetsu-junmai Gohyakumangoku
Kitagawahonke Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Junmai Ginjo Takumi
Kyohime Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Junmai Daiginjo Takumi
Kyohime Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
KINSHIMASAMUNE TOKUBETSU-JUNMAI
Kinshi Masamune Co.Ltd
Kyoto
SHOCHIKUBAI SHIRAKABEGURA KIMOTO JUNMAI
TAKARA SHUZOU CO,LTD
Kyoto
Yamanokami yeast usenet rice wine Kuromatuinaten
inada brewery company
Nara
MIMUROSUGI Junmai Ginjo Tsuyuhakaze
IMANISHI SHUZO CO., LTD.
Nara
HARUSHIKA JUNMAIGINJO GINREI
S.Imanishi Co.,Ltd
Nara
Yoshinosugi no Tarusake
Choryo Shuzo Co.,Ltd
Nara
KIKU-MASAMUNE JYUNMAI TARUSAKE
KIKU-MASAMUNE SAKE BREWING CO., LTD.
Hyogo
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd. Nada-Hamafukutsuru-Gura Brewery
Hyogo
KONISHI GINJO HIYASHIBORI
Konishi Brewing Co Ltd.
Hyogo
SHIRAYUKI DAIGINJO SLIM BOX
Konishi Brewing Co Ltd.
Hyogo
Hakushika Ozu Shiboritate
Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Tokusen Hakutsuru Junmai-Ginjo Yamadanishiki
Hakutsuku Sake Brewing Co Ltd
Hyogo
Hakutsuru Komedakeno-Maru Jyunmaishu
Hakutsuku Sake Brewing Co Ltd
Hyogo
Sanzen Junmai Yamada Nishiki
Kikuchi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Okayama
"Ishichi" Omachi Tokubetsu Junmai Namagenshu
KUMAYA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Okayama
Kiwamihijiri Omachi Jyunmai
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Fukucho Karakuchi Junmai
Imada Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
Hiroshima
Nihonshu Hakubotan Yamadanishiki Junmaishu
Hakubotan shuzou Co.,Ltd
Hiroshima
Gassan Tokubetsujunmai Izumo
Yoshida Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Shimane
KINRYOGEPPAKU GINJO
NISHINOKINRYO CORP.
Kagawa
HATSUYUKIHAI TOKUBETSU JUNMAISYU
OUWA SYUZOU Co.,Ltd
Ehime
Tokubetu-Jyunmai Sefuri Yusui
Kiyama-Syoten&Co.,Ltd
Saga
Tokubetsu Honjozo Muroka Shizukushibori
Mitsutake Shuzojo LP
Saga
Junmai Hizen Touji
Yamato Brewing,Inc.
Saga
Kameman 9gou Koubo Jyunmai
kamemansyuzougousigaisya
Kumamoto
Sparkling Sake Category
AWA SAKE SPARKLING
NANBU BIJIN CO.,LTD.
Iwate
MANATSURU SPARKLING
Tanaka Syuzouten Co.,Ltd
Miyagi
Yonetsuru Sparkling Rose
Yonetsuru Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Hitotoki Rose
ROKKASEN Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Hitotoki Junmai White
ROKKASEN Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Rice Magic Sparkling Red
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Junmai Daiginjo Yauemon Sparkling Shuawa
Yamatogawa Sake Brewery
Fukushima
Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Sparkling Sake
Shirataki Sake Brewery co., ltd.
Niigata
SPARKLING RAIFUKU
RAIFUKU SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Ibaraki
Housenka
Takeshige Honke Brewing Corp.
Nagano
My Reverie JG03
Miyajima Brewery Co.
Nagano
ITTEKISENZAN TAKE3 Sparkling
TAKEUCHI LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Gifu
SHOCHIKUBAI SHIRAKABEGURA "MIO" SPARKLING SAKE
TAKARA SHUZOU CO,LTD
Kyoto
Sparkling Junmai Bucu Rose
FUKUNISHIKI Co.,Ltd.
Hyogo
GOZENSHU 9 (NINE) Sparkling Bottle
TSUJI CO.,Ltd.
Okayama
Daiginjo Category
Rokkon Diamond
Saito Sake Brewery co,ltd
Aomori
Mutsu-Hassen Daiginjou
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
Mutsu-Hassen Hanaomoi 40
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
Mutsu-Hassen no.43
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
Junmai Daiginjo Kikunotsukasa Yuinoka
KIKUNOTSUKASA SAKE BREWERY CO., Ltd.
Iwate
Hideyoshi Junmaidaiginjo
SUZUKI BREWING AND CO.
Akita
Daiginjo Chokai
TENJU SHUZO CO., LTD.
Akita
Kage Chokaisan Kimoto Junmaidaiginjo Genshu Hiire
TENJU SHUZO CO., LTD.
Akita
Junmai-daiginjo Setsugekka
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Daiginjo-genshu Setsugekka
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Ichinokura Daiginjo Gensyo
ICHINOKURA Co.,Ltd.
Miyagi
Daiginjo Urakasumi
Saura Co.,Ltd.
Miyagi
MANATSURU JUNMAIDAIGINJOU
Tanakasyuzouten Co.,Ltd
Miyagi
Ginrei Gassan Junmaidaiginjo (Gentei Jozo)
Gassan Sake Brewery
Yamagata
Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Toko Junmai Daiginjo Yukimegami
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
JUNMAIDAIGINJYO HAKUROSUISHU ULTRA 33
TAKENOTSUYU SAKAGURA CO., LTD.
Yamagata
JUNMAIDAIGINJYO HAKUROSUISHU DEWASANSAN 39
TAKENOTSUYU SAKAGURA CO., LTD.
Yamagata
JUNMAIDAIGINJYO HAKUROSUISHU YUKIMEGAMI 39
TAKENOTSUYU SAKAGURA CO., LTD.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Junmai Daiginjo Yukimegami
ROKKASEN Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Daiginjo Yukimegami
ROKKASEN Co.,Ltd.
Yamagata
Isshou Seisyun Daiginjyou
akebonosyuzou.co
Fukushima
BLACK George
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Fukushima
Junmai Daiginjo Gensai
Suehiro Sake Brewery.CO.,Ltd
Fukushima
HANAHARU JUNMAIDAIGINJOSHU
HANAHARU SHUZO CO.,LTD
Fukushima
Ofukumasamune Daiginjou Funashibori
OFUKU SHUZOU CO,Ltd
Niigata
Chojazakari Gohyakumangoku Shiboritate Namagensyu
Niigata Meijo Co.,Ltd.
Niigata
Koshinohomare Daiginjou
Harashuzou Co.,Ltd
Niigata
Junmaidaiginjo Koshinosetsugetsuka
myokoshuzo Co.,Ltd.
Niigata
Tsuki no Tamayura
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Aiyu Junmaidaiginjo Bizenomachi
Aiyu Shuzo Co Ltd
Ibaraki
Kaika Junmaidaiginjou Enshinbunri Muroka Namagensyu
Daiichi Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Tochigi
Kaika Junmaidaiginjou Enshinbunri Namagensyu Nigorizake
Daiichi Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Tochigi
Bo: Junmaidaiginjo Omachi
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
Kinoene Daiginjo Suiissen
IINUMAHONKE CO.,LTD.
Chiba
Jinyu Daiginjo Taiju
nabedana sake brewery inc
Chiba
Kasen Daiginjyo TAIOH
Tamura Sake Brewery
Tokyo
AKANESASU JUNMAI-DAIGINJO
TSUCHIYA BREWERY CO.,Ltd.
Nagano
Shifukunokiwami Jyunmaidaiginjyou
hananomaisyuzou kabusikigaisya
Shizuoka
Gahoujin Junmai Daiginjo
Nakano Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Aichi
Junmaidaiginjo Nito Omachi Yonjyuhachi
MARUISHI BREWERY CO.LTD
Aichi
Shiramayumi Daiginjo
KABA SHUZOJO Co.Ltd
Gifu
MINOGIKU Kakushi-daiginjo
Gyokusendo shuzou Co., Ltd
Gifu
MIYOZAKURA JYUNMAIDAIGINJYO MINOSAN-GOHYAKUMANGOKU
MIYOZAKURA JOZO CO.,LTD
Gifu
DAIGINJO WAKAEBISU
WAKA-EBIS BREWERY & CO.
Mie
KISS of FIRE
KANO BREWERY Co.,Ltd
Ishikawa
Born: Dreams Come True
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
Chotokusen Horin Junmai-Daiginjo
Gekkeikan Sake Company, Ltd.
Kyoto
Jurakudai Junmai Daiginjo Revolution Neo
Sasaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
HARUSHIKA JUNMAIDAIGINJO
S.Imanishi Co.,Ltd
Nara
Goshin Daiginjo Yamadanishiki
gojoshuzo.co.ltd.
Nara
Yamadanishiki Junmaidaiginjou SAIKA
Kokonoesaika Co.,Ltd.
Wakayama
SHIRAYUKI TOBINDORI
Konishi Brewing Co Ltd.
Hyogo
Hizou Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri Shizukuzake
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd. Nada-Hamafukutsuru-Gura Brewery
Hyogo
Junmaidaiginjyo KAME-NO-KOU TWENTYTWO
Tanaka Sake Brewery
Hyogo
Hakutsuru Junmai-Daiginjo
Hakutsuku Sake Brewing Co Ltd
Hyogo
DAIGINJO Dragon Episode 1
HONDA SHOTEN CO.
Hyogo
Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Omachi 50
Kikuchi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Okayama
"Ishichi" Omachi Jummaidaiginjo
KUMAYA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Okayama
Kiwamihijiri Daiginjyo Mukashishibori Tobindori
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Kiwamihijiri Jyunmaidaiginjyo Takashimaomachi
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Daiginjo Koju
Kamoizumi Sake Brewey Co.,Ltd
Hiroshima
Nihonshu Hakubotan Daiginjo Ichinoshizuku
Hakubotan shuzou Co.,Ltd
Hiroshima
Okuizumo Junmai Daiginjyo
Okuizumo Syuzo Co.,Ltd
Shimane
Nitamai Koshihikari Junmai Daiginjyo
Okuizumo Syuzo Co.,Ltd
Shimane
Daiginjyo "Tamahagane Tobingakoi"
Hikamiseisyu Co; Ltd
Shimane
Junmaidaiginnjo Moriko
Yamagata Honten co.,ltd
Yamaguchi
Narutotai Daiginjo
HONKE MATSUURA BREWERY CO.,LTD.
Tokushima
SUIGEI Junmaidaiginjo MANN
SUIGEI BREWING CO.,LTD
Kochi
KYUKYOKU NO SAKE
UMENISHIKI YAMAKAWA CO.,LTD.
Ehime
Eikoh Junmai-Daiginjo Yumetsukiyo (Dreamy Moon)
EIKOH SAKE BREWERY INC.
Ehime
HATSUYUKIHAI JUNMAIDAIGINJO
KYOUWA SYUZOU Co.,Ltd
Ehime
YAMATAN MASAMUNE JUNMAIDAIGINJO MATSUYAMA-MII
YAGI-SHUZOBU Co.,Ltd.
Ehime
Hananoka Ouka
Hananoka Shuzo
Kumamoto
CHIN JYU
kamemansyuzougousigaisya
Kumamoto
Premium Junmai Category
Mutsu-Hassen Black-Label
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
Mutsu-Hassen Red-Label
HACHINOHE SHUZO CO.,LTD.
Aomori
JUNMAIGINJO YAMADANISHIKI SHINPAKU
NANBU BIJIN CO.,LTD.
Iwate
Tokubetsu-junmai Nama-gensyu Fukukomachi (Gougaihen)
Kimura Brewery Inc.
Akita
Hideyoshi Junmaiginjoshu Shosei
SUZUKI BREWING AND CO.
Akita
Ryuban Junmaiginjogenshu
SUZUKI BREWING AND CO.
Akita
Komekara Sodateta Junmaishu Tenju
TENJU SHUZO CO., LTD.
Akita
Tokubetsu-junmai-shu Setsugekka
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Muroka Junmaiginjo
Ryozeki Shuzo
Akita
Yuukimaishikomi Tokubetsu Junmaishu Ichinokura
ICHINOKURA Co.,Ltd.
Miyagi
Junmaiginjo Fuuinshu
Kato Kahachiro Shuzo.Co.,Ltd
Yamagata
Toko Dewanosato Junmai Ginjo Genshu
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Toko Junmai Ginjo Dewasansan
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
JUNMAIDAIGINJYO HAKUROSUISHU FAIRY 55
TAKENOTSUYU SAKAGURA CO.,LTD
Yamagata
Tenkyu Sakuraame
Azumanofumoto syuzo CO,LTD
Yamagata
Ninki-ichi Modern Classic Junmai Ginjo 5 Muroka
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Ofukumasamune Junmaiginjou Koshitanreimai-shiyou
OFUKU SHUZOU CO,Ltd
Niigata
Koshinohakugan Jyunmai Koshihikari
Nakagawa Brewery Inc.
Niigata
Kenshin Junnmaiginjou
ikedayashuzou corporation
Niigata
HATSUUME JUNMAIGINJO
TAKANOISHUZOU CORPORATION
Niigata
KoshijinoKoubai Junmaiginjo Hattannishiki
Kubiki Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd
Niigata
ECHIGOTSURUKAME JUNMAIGINJO
ECHIGOTSURUKAME Co.,Ltd
Niigata
JUNMAI GINJO IPPIN
YOSHIKUBO SAKE BREWERY
Ibaraki
Kaika Junmaiginjou Enshinbunri Muroka Namagensyu
Daiichi Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Tochigi
Kaika Junmaiginjou Enshinbunri Namagensyu Nigorizake
Daiichi Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Tochigi
Sanran Satonomegumi Junmaiginjo
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
Sanran Junmaiginjo
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
bo: Junmaiginjo
Tonoike Shuzouten
Tochigi
AKANESASU TOKUBETSU-JUNMAI
TSUCHIYA BREWERY CO.,Ltd.
Nagano
MASUMI Junmai Ginjo Kippuku Kinju
Miyasaka Brewing Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Junmaiginjo Sarukuranoizumi
KIKUSUI Brewery Co.,LTD
Nagano
KAIUN JUNMAI HOMAREFUJI
DOISHUZOJO CO.,LTD
Shizuoka
KAIUN JUNMAI OMACHI
DOISHUZOJO CO.,LTD
Shizuoka
Junmai-Ginjo Kohen
Kintora Co.,Ltd
Aichi
AZUMARYU JUNMAIGINJO RYUNOMAI
Toshun Shuzo Co.,Ltd
Aichi
Gahoujin Junmaiginjo
Nakano Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd
Aichi
Junmaiginjo Nito Omachi Gojyugo
MARUISHI BREWERY CO.LTD
Aichi
Junmaiginjo Nito Yamadanishiki Gojyugo
MARUISHI BREWERY CO.LTD
Aichi
Junmai YAMAHIDA Genshu 2002
Kawashiri Shuzoujou (Kawashiri Sake Brewery)
Gifu
Junmai Ginjo Hidahomare Tenryo
Tenryou Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd.
Gifu
TSUSHIMA-YA JYUNMAIGINJYO SHINSHUSAN-MIYAMANISHIKI
MIYOZAKURA JOZO CO.,LTD
Gifu
Hourai Junmai Ginjo Kadentezukuri
Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
SUZUKAGAWA JUNMAI GINJO
SHIMIZU SEIZABURO SHOTEN LTD.
Mie
Ippongi Amauruoshikei Junmaiginjo
IPPONGI KUBOHONTEN CO.,LTD.
Fukui
Haginotsuyu Ginjo-junmai
FUKUI YAHEI SHOTEN Co., Ltd.
Shiga
Tokubetsu Junmai Karaku Kimoto
Shoutoku Shuzo Co.,Ltd.
Kyoto
Yasakaturu Chokamenookurabu 2017
Takeno Sake Brewing Co,Ltd,
Kyoto
Tsukinokatsura KASEGIGASHIRA
MASUDA TOKUBEE SYOTEN CO.,LTD
Kyoto
MIMUROSUGI Junmai Ginjo
IMANISHI SHUZO CO., LTD.
Nara
HARUSHIKA NARANOYAEZAKURA
S.Imanishi Co.,Ltd
Nara
Junmaiginjou Minakata
KABUSHIKIGAISHA SEKAIITTOU
Wakayama
Yamahai Ginjojumai Kasumitsuru
kasumitsuru Co, Ltd.
Hyogo
Ohshimaden
Kamikokoroshuzo Co.,Ltd
Okayama
Sanzen Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki
Kikuchi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Okayama
gozenshu the silence Cry Baby
TSUJI CO.,Ltd.
Okayama
Kiwamihijiri Tokubetsujyunmai Takashimaomachi
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Hattanso
Imada Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
Hiroshima
Kamotsuru Junmai Ginjo Itteki Nyukon
Kamotsuru Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd.
Hiroshima
Ishizuchi Junmaiginjo Murokanakakumi Yamadanishiki
Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation
Ehime
HIZENHAMASHUKU JUNMAIGINJO
MINEMATSU SHUZOJO
Saga
SEISYUMUNEMASA JUNMAIGINJYO -15
MUNEMASA SHUZO CO.,LTD
Saga
Kameman 9gou Koubo Jyunmai Ginjyou
Kameman Syuzou Gousigaisya
Kumamoto
Junmaiginjo Sacred Power
Chiyonosono Sake Brewery Inc.
Kumamoto
WAKABOTAN JUNMAI GINJO
SANWA SHURUI Co.,Ltd.
Oita

OUTLINE

Date / Place
20 February 2018 / Nihon Building 12th Floor Hall B
Judges

【Team Leader】

Takeaki Ishikawa (BSJ) / Naoto Okazaki (BSJ) / Takayuki Kazuoka (Tokyo university of agriculture) / Masahiro Kamiya / Katsuhiko Kitamoto (NihonPharmaceutical University) / Kazuo Sato / Toshiaki Sudo (JSS) / Yukio Hamada (JSS)
Hiroyoshi Asano (Akitaya) / Chiaki Abe / Yutaka Arano (Shell Garden) / Kaoru Ishiguro / Yuri Iwata (Nippon-Ya) / Naoto Ootaka / Kiyotaka Omori (SSI) / Takuya Kano (Sakebunka) / Kiri Kuratomo (Mitsukoshi Isetan) / Jun Koike (SAKETIMES) / Minoru Kojim (Ryutsu Joho Kikaku) / Koji Sakamoto (Ginza Rangetsu) / Katsuhiko Sato (SSI) / Daisuke Shoji (RSN Japan) / Yasuhiro Takada (Kobe Shuruihannbai) / Hayato Takahashi (Taniguchi) / Yukio Taguchi (Olimpic) / Daisuke Tanno (SSI) / Charles Ng / Cheong Tack Way (Premium Food) / Michiyo Tanimoto (Amazon Japan) / Yoshiaki Tsukuura (Kontatsu) / Osamu Nagashima (Yamaya) / Yasuei Nagashima (Hirakiya) / Tadao Natsume (Bic Shihan) / Kotoi Habu (Mizumi) / Ryu Fujiwara (Jean-Georges Tokyo) / Frank Anan (Rhythm Global GK) / Muneo Yamamoto (Yokohamaya) / Joerg Mueller (Ueno Gourmet) / Lily Yen (Kado) / Takuya Watanabe (Anchorman)
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 wine 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
RSN Japan (RIEDEL) Co., Ltd. / Anchorman Co., Ltd.
Official Supporter
Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Judge Viewing

 

CONCEPT

Japanese cuisine including sushi, which first gained popularity in the US and Europe, is now widespread all across the globe and easily enjoyed in many cities in the world. During the process, sake interacted with foreign cultures and diets, which resulted in inventions like new combinations of sake and food. The best finding, however, was the advantage of drinking a wineglass of sake. Fragrance and visual effects of sake will be highly appreciated that way.

Wineglass helps you sense subtle aroma, colors, and viscosity of sake which you could not fully recognize in traditional sake vessels. Many Japanese were amazed to know that a glass of sake, in some cases, tasted more graceful than a small cup of sake. The wineglass, extracting inner characters of sake, did turn out to be its best partner and is expected to further prevail.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan does not solely focus on assessing the quality of sake. This blind tasting competition is supported by specialists who recognized the advantage of sake in a wineglass and joined hands to promote the popularity of sake and its culture not to mention spreading the new wonders of sake.

This event, inaugurated in 2011, has become one of the biggest sake competitions in Japan with about 200 breweries nationwide handing in some 300 items in total.

We sincerely hope our endeavor will go a long way and sake in a wineglass will become widespread. We believe this will help Japan's soul beverage sake recognized more and its culture handed down to future generations.

PAST PRIZE-WINNING SAKE

  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
  4. 2014

OPERATION

The Fine SAKE Awards Japan Executive Committee
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
Honorary Advisor
Toyoo Tamamura
CM Building 2F, 3-3-14 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032, Japan
Sakebunka Institute Division, Inc.
The Fine SAKE Awards Japan Executive Committee
TEL 03-3865-3010