With a history of more than a hundred years, the Annual Japan Sake Awards is one of the most influential sake contests. Every year, there are over 900 entries, most of which are tailor-made by the breweries for the contest. Not only are they outstanding, but also rare since the production is always around 1000 bottles for each item. Most of the time, they are sold out soon after released. As the second round of Saketora's one year anniversary celebration, we have selected some excellent winning sakes of this year. Do not miss out!
- Rikishi Daiginjo, ShirazuShirazu 2019
- Gold winner from "Kamaya", a brewery with a long history of 270 years. Brewed using 38% polished Yamadanishiki from Tokushima and aged at low tempearture, this Daiginjo shows the notes of passionfruit with an elegant and mellow mouthfeel as well as a good harmony.
- Miyakosan Daiginjo, 2019
- Produced by "Myokozan", a well-known sake brand in Niigata. Brewed using 35% polished Yamadanishiki, it shows dominant notes of pear with the hints of steamed rice and cream-cheese-like tartness. Soft, silky and delicate, it is medium dry and elegant with a perfect balance.
- Senpuku Daiginjo, 2019
- Produced by "Senpuku", a prestigious sake brand in Hiroshima. Brewed using 35% polished Yamadanishiki, it is sweet with pleasant acidity. Fruity with the characteristics of white peach, pineapple and passionfruit, it shows the hints of green apple and a dry finish. Complex and pleasant. White wine lovers will also love it.