Known as the Oscars of the wine world, International Wine Challenge (IWC), which was first scheduled in May this year, has been held in April and has just announced its results. Started since 1984, this competition is joined by professional sommeliers each year to evaluate and find out outstanding wines for consumers. With sakes getting more popular, sake division has been introduced since 2007. As the evaluation includes criteria of wine tasting, the competition is considered more holistic and credible. This year, there were up to 1499 entry sakes, but only 312 bronze, 255 silver, 103 gold and only 25 trophies are given. Some award-winning sakes are now available on Saketora. Read the comments of the judges and give them a try!

Saketora - IWC2021 AWARDED SAKE


A set of 6 IWC2021 award-winning Japanese sakes in Gingo/Daiginjo class, which is the most popular kind of sakes among Hong Kong people, including a trophy winner new arrival! As sweet as flowers and fruits, the refreshing finish is suitable for both sake professionals and new comers.

Saketora - Urakasumi Junmai Ginjo Zen

Miyanoyuki Junmai Daiginjo Sake Tamashi

Brewed with yamadanishiki from Mie Prefecture and polished to 40%. The aroma is gorgeous and steady like cloves and nutmeg wrapped in melon and peach. Mellow and sweet with the note of sugar. Slightly sour at the aftertaste and well-balanced.

Saketora - Tokyo Zakari Junmai Daiginjo

Tokyo Zakari Junmai Daiginjo

Aiming at the high quality Japanese sake that surprise the world, a Junmai Daiginjo which is all hand-made. The Yamadanishiki is polished to 40%, and the water absorption time during the brewing process is even accurate to the second as the unit. Fully hand-made with the fruity aroma as like peach and melon. It is also the Grand Gold Medal winner at Fine Sake Awards 2021.

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