Known as the Oscars of the wine world, International Wine Challenge (IWC), which 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. Let's 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 - IWC2021 Trophy Miyanoyuki Junmai Daiginjo Sake Tamashi

Munemasa Junmai Ginjo 15

The super-sweet Junmai Ginjo is made by sake rice polished to 55% and a special 'high-ester producing yeast'. The sake is brewed with the unique brewing method of the brewery, which is about 3 to 5 times sweeter than other normal Junmai Ginjo. It is rich and fruity aroma is rich with a soft mouthfeel, you can also feel the umami of sake rice. The acidity and umami are perfectly balanced, and the clean aftertaste makes you feel refreshed.

Saketora - IWC2021 Gold 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.