The Fine SAKE Award, Japan

The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2022

RESULTS

54 Grand Gold Medals and 269 Gold Medals

We have received 1064 entries from number of 292 breweries in the 12th year of this event.
Fair and strict examination was conducted on March 8, which resulted in 54 Grand Gold Medals and 269 Gold Medals.

Grand Gold Medal

18 awarded
 / 330 entries
award rate 5.5%
3 awarded
 / 58 entries
award rate 5.2%
16 awarded
 / 333 entries
award rate 4.8%
16 awarded
 / 312 entries
award rate 5.1%
1 awarded
 / 28 entries
award rate 3.6%

Gold Medal

82 awarded
 / 330 entries
award rate 24.8%
15 awarded
 / 58 entries
award rate 25.9%
84 awarded
 / 333 entries
award rate 25.2%
80 awarded
 / 312 entries
award rate 25.6%
8 awarded
 / 28 entries
award rate 28.6%

Grand Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Atagono matsu Tokubetsu Junmai
NIIZAWA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Hakuro Suishu Tokusen Junmai-shu Dewa Sang Sang 60
Takeno Tsuyu Sakagura Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Rokkasen Godan Shikomi Junmai
Rokkasen Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Eisen Tokubetsu Junmai-shu
Eisen Shuzou
Fukushima
Haruka Junmai
Suehiro Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
Yusa Junmai Ginjo
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
OZE NO YUKIDOKE JUNMAI DAIGINJO NAMAZUME
Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gunma
Daiginjo Echigo-zakura
Echigozakura Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshi no Bairi Junmai Ginjo
DHC SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Imanishiki Tokubetsu Junmai-shu
Yonezawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Nanawarai Ginjo
NANAWARAI SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Nanawarai Kiso-san Miyamanishiki Junmai-shu
NANAWARAI SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Hakutsuru Blanc
HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
KONISHI Daiginjo Hiyashibori
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Hamafukutsuru Junmai Daiginjo
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd. Nada Hamafukutsurugura
Hyogo
Harushika Sakura label Junmai-shu
S.IMANISHI Co., Ltd.
Nara
Nishiki,Well-aged Yellow Foliage
Miyako-Nishiki Sake Brewing Limited
Shimane
Ishizuchi Muroka Junmai
Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation
Ehime
Sparkling Sake Category
KITANOINAHO SPARKLING
OTOKOYAMA Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido
Koshinohomare Happou Junmai-shu awashu
Harashuzou
Niigata
Shippo mifuku Sparkling
Mifukushuzo Co., Ltd.
Shiga
Premium Daiginjo Category
Dewazakura Yukimegami 35%
DEWAZAKURA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
NINKI-ICHI DAIGINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Raifuku Daiginjo Shizuku
Raifuku Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Tsuki no Tamayura
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Nagatoro Junmai Daiginjo
Fujisaki Sobei Shoten Co., Ltd.
Saitama
Takeoka Junmai Daiginjo
Wakura Shuzo
Chiba
Hakuryu Wainkoubojikomi Junmai Daiginjo
Hakuryushuzou
Niigata
Koshijifubuki Junmai Daiginjo Koshitanrei35
Takano Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Nanawarai Daiginjo Ginka
NANAWARAI SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Kuromatuhakusen Junmai Daiginjo Fuku
Hakusen Sake brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Zaku Kaizan Ittekisui
Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Ltd.
Mie
Zaku Naguwashi Tojo Yamadanishiki
Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Ltd.
Mie
EIKUN JUNMAI DAIGINJO IZUTSUYAIHEI 35%
SAITO SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Jurakudai Junmai Daigino Lmited Edition
Sasaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Tatsuriki Daiginjo Kome no Sasayaki YK-35
Honda Shoten Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Uijin Junmai Daiginjo
Furuhashi Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Shimane
Premium Junmai Category
Fukunotomo Junmai Ginjo Namagenshu FuyukiFFF
fukunotomo syuzo Co., Ltd.
Akita
Junmai Ginjo Chitosezakari Kinuiro
Chitosezakari Brewery Co., Ltd.
Akita
TAKASHIMIZU DESSERT JUNGIN
AKITA SHURUI SEIZOH Co., Ltd.
Akita
Junmai Ginjo Zao
Zao shuzo Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Okunomatsu Junmai Ginjo Fukunoka
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
RYUJIN JUNMAI YAMADANISHIKI 60
Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gunma
Koshiichi Junmai Ginjo
Echigo Tsurukame Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Mikotsuru Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki Murokanamagenshu
Suwamikotsuru Sake Brewery
Nagano
CHAR DONATI Junmai Ginjo
Endo Brewery Inc.
Nagano
CHAR BENNETT Junmai Daiginjo
Endo Brewery Inc.
Nagano
Shiroku Double Kijoshu
NAKASHIMA SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Gifu
KAIUN JUNMAI GINJO
DOI SHUZOJO Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka
HAYATE JUNMAI GINJO KAMIGAMINOTASOGARE
GOTO SHUZOJO Co., Ltd.
Mie
Haginotsuyu Spica Gemini
FUKUI YAHEI SHOTEN Co., Ltd.
Shiga
Hakodatebugyo Junmai Ginjo
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Narutotai Junmai Ginjo
Honke Matsuura Brewing Co., Ltd.
Tokushima
Premium Sparkling Sake Category
Kuromatsu Hakushika Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo
Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd..
Hyogo

Gold Medal

The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category)
Mutsu Otokoyama Classic
Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Aomori
Hatsufune Junmai Ginjo
TENJU SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Akita
kaori Ranman Junmai Daiginjo
Akitameijyo Co., Ltd.
Akita
kaori Ranman Junmai Ginjo
Akitameijyo Co., Ltd.
Akita
Bishu Ranman Tokubetsu Junmai-shu
Akitameijyo Co., Ltd.
Akita
Daiginjo Akitabare
Akita Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Akita
Nanbu Bijin Ginjo
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Daiginjo Kita-Akita
Hokushika Sake Co., Ltd.
Akita
Junmai Daiginjo Kita-Akita
Hokushika Sake Co., Ltd.
Akita
Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai
NIIZAWA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Atagono matsu Senretsu Karakuchi
NIIZAWA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Junmai-shu Urakasumi
Saura Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Tsuyahime Junmai Ginjo Aratama
Wada Syuzo Limited Partnership
Yamagata
Koujyou Junmai Ginjo Dewanosato
hamada Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Toko Junmai Ginjo Genshu
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Toko Chokarakuchi Junmai Ginjo
Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
NINKI-ICHI GOLD NINKI JUNMAI DAIGINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
NINKI-ICHI BLACK NINKI JUNMAI GINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
NINKI-ICHI KIOKE JIKOMI GINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
YUMENOKANADE JUNMAI DAIGINJO
HANAHARU SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
Raifuku Tokubetsu Junmai Misatonishiki
Raifuku Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Koyama Honke Oishii Daiginjo
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Saitama
Rikishi Junmai-shu
KAMAYA Co., Ltd.
Saitama
Jinyu Junmai Ginjo
Nabedana
Chiba
Manotsuru Maimai Junmai
OBATA SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshi no Yukitsubaki Junmai Ginjo HANA
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshino Kanchubai Noujun Umakuchi
Niigata Meijo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshino Kanchubai Gold Label
Niigata Meijo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigo Tsurukame Suzumisake Junmai Namachozo
Echigo Tsurukame Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigo Tsurukame Junmai
Echigo Tsurukame Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Kaga Moon New Crescent
KAETSU BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Ishikawa
Born:Tokishirazu
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
Imanishiki Nakagawamura no Tamako Tokubetsu Junmai
Yonezawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Misonotake kimoto junmai Kurauchi namajukusei
Takeshige-honke Brewing Corp.
Nagano
Misonotake Ju-ju Kirekuchi
Takeshige-honke Brewing Corp.
Nagano
Murasaki Tsuyukusa
Takeshige-honke Brewing Corp.
Nagano
Daisekkei Nama-Alps
Daisekkei Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Nagano
FUKUMURYO TOKUBETSU JUNMAI MIYAMANISHIKI
Kutsukake Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Kuromatsusenjyo Junmai muroka
Senjo Brewery Co., Ltd.,
Nagano
Hourai Kuramotonokakushisake
Watanabe Shuzouten Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Hourai Tensai Toji no Nyukonshu
Watanabe Shuzouten Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Kuromatuhakusen Junmai Ginjo Hana
Hakusen Sake brewing Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Kozaemon Tokubetsu-Junmai Shinano Miyamanishiki
NAKASHIMA SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Kozaemon Daiginjo
NAKASHIMA SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Fujinishiki Junmai Bluelabel
Fujinishiki Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka
Shidaizumi Junmai-shu
Shidaizumi Brewery Company Limited
Shizuoka
KAMITSURU BENI
Tsurumi Shuzou Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Kunizakari Junmai Ginjo Handago 1801
Nakano Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Daiginjo Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace
Kintora Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Hanzo Tokubetsu Junmai-shu KamiNoHo
Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Mie
Junmai-shu Taga Aki no Uta
Taga Co., Ltd.
Shiga
Shochikubai Subaru Namachozoushu
TAKARA SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai
TAKARA SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Tokusen Shochikubai Junmai Daiginjo
TAKARA SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Tomio Junmai Ginjo Gionkomachi
Kitagawahonke Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
TOKUBETSU JUNMAI-SHU KOUDEN NAMASAKE
HAKUREI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Junmai Daiginjo Takumi
Kyohime Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
MEIJO JUNMAI DAIGINJO SENBADZURU
MEIJO
Hyogo
Nihonsakari Junmai Daiginjo Namazake
Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Nihonsakari Daiginjo
Nihonsakari Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Hakushika Suzuro
Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd..
Hyogo
KONISHI Ginjo Hiyashibori
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
KONISHI Junmai Ginjo Hiyashibori
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kiku-masamune Shiboritate Junmai
Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kiku-Masamune Shiboritate Gin-Pack
Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Nanatsu-Ume Yamadanishiki Kimoto Tokubetsu Junmai-shu
Koyama Honke Shuzo Co., Ltd. Nada Hamafukutsurugura
Hyogo
GOSHIN DAIGINJO YAMADANISHIKI
GOJOSHUZO Co., Ltd.
Nara
Harushika Honjozo Gokumi
S.IMANISHI Co., Ltd.
Nara
Harushika Hourei Junmai-shu
S.IMANISHI Co., Ltd.
Nara
KID Tokubetsu Junmai-shu Omachi
HEIWA SHUZOU Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
Kamikokoro Bichuryu Daiginjo
Kamikokoroshuzo Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Sennofuku Ajiwai no Junmai Ginjo
MIYEKEHONTEN Co., Ltd.
Hiroshima
Kinryo Geppaku Ginjo
NISHINOKINRYO CORP.
Kagawa
Bibibi
Shodoshima shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kagawa
KYOHINA KIRAMEKINOGIN NAKAGUMI HIIRE GINJO
SAKAROKU SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Ehime
Yamatan Masamune Junmai-shu Matsuyama-Mii
YAGI-SHUZOBU Co., Ltd.
Ehime
Shiboritate Junmai-shu
Ishikura-shuzou Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka
Junmai Ginjo Gin no Sato
Kitaya Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka
Hizenkuragokoro Tokubetsu Junmai
YANO SHUZO LTD.
Saga
Ginjo-shu KISSHO-ZUIYO
ZUIYO Co., Ltd.
Kumamoto
BISHONEN Junmai Ginjo KENMON
Bishonen Co., Ltd.
Kumamoto
Yatsushika Ginjo [Pink]
Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Oita
Sparkling Sake Category
Toonokomachi Spark Type-H
Kamihei shuzo Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Awayuki-no-Matsushima Usunigori Junmai-namagenshu
Taiwagura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Dewazakura Tobiroku
DEWAZAKURA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Hitotoki Rose
Rokkasen Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
NINKI-ICHI RICE MAGIC SPARKLING JUNMAI DAIGINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Okunomatsu Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling
Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
SPARKLING RAIFUKU
Raifuku Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Sakagura no Awayuki Premium
YOSHINOGAWA Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigo Tsurukame Winekoubojikomi Sparkling
Echigo Tsurukame Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Born:Sasayuki
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
Garyubai Sparkling Clear
SanwaShuzou Co., Ltd.,
Shizuoka
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake
TAKARA SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Sparkling Sake Utakata 300ml
Gekkeikan Sake Company, Limited
Kyoto
Hakutsuru Sake Sparkling Kome no omoi
HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kitaya Natural Sparkling Gin no Sato
Kitaya Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka
Premium Daiginjo Category
YUKIMIZUKI Junmai Daiginjo
OTOKOYAMA Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido
Mutsu Hassen Gineboshi40
Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Aomori
Mutsu Hassen Hanaomoi 50
Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Aomori
Momokawa Gineboshi Daiginjo Junmai-shu
MOMOKAWA BREWING,INC.
Aomori
Momokawa Osho
MOMOKAWA BREWING,INC.
Aomori
JUNMAI DAIGINJO ROKKON GINEBOSHI
Matsumidori Brewery Co., Ltd.
Aomori
Junmai Daiginjo TENJU
TENJU SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Akita
Ranman Junmai Daiginjo Ichihozumi
Akitameijyo Co., Ltd.
Akita
Fukukomachi Junmai Daiginjo Hyakuden 40
Kimura Brewery Inc.
Akita
Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Nanbu Bijin Junmai Daiginjo
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Nanbu Bijin Junmai Daiginjo Yamada-Nishiki Shinpaku
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Date-no-Miyako Junmai Daiginjo
Taiwagura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Jumai Daiginjo Zao Noboriryu
Zao shuzo Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Sotenden Junmai Daiginjo
Otokoyama Honten Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Yukimegami Junmai Daiginjo Aratama
Wada Syuzo Limited Partnership
Yamagata
Shuho Junmai Daiginjo Omachi
Shuho Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Junmai Daiginjo Azumanofumoto Yukimegami
Azumanofumoto Sake Brewery
Yamagata
Hakuro Suishu Junmai Daiginjo YukiMegami 33 Compass
Takeno Tsuyu Sakagura Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Sawa Masamune Junmai Daiginjo Benibanaya Jubey Yukimegami
Furusawa shuzo Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Uyo Kinran Tokusen Daiginjo Yukimegami 33
Kinran Sake Brewery Inc.
Yamagata
Daiginjo Gensai
Suehiro Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Fukushima
Sanran Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki
Tonoikeshuzouten Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
Sanran Junmai Daiginjo Yumesasara
Tonoikeshuzouten Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
Shikisakura Daiginjo Namazake
Utsunomiya Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
OZE NO YUKIDOKE JUNMAI DAIGINJO YAMADANISHIKI
Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gunma
OZE NO YUKIDOKE JUNMAI DAIGINJO YAMADANISHIKI 39
Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gunma
MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Junmai Daiginjo
NAGAI SAKE INC.
Gunma
MIZUBASHO Junmai Daiginjo Premium
NAGAI SAKE INC.
Gunma
Junmai Daiginjo Kazonomai
KAMAYA Co., Ltd.
Saitama
SAWANOI JUNMAI DAIGINJO
Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tokyo
Echigo Sekkobai Daiginjo
Hasegawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Junmai Daiginjo Tancho Nishiki
Niigata Meijo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigotoji Junmai Daiginjo Koshitanrei
KINSHIHAISHUZO.,LTD.
Niigata
Meguro Gorousuke
Tamagawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigo Yukikura
Tamagawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Niigata
KURAMITSU
KIKUSUI SAKE Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Echigo Tsurukame Tokujo Junmai Daiginjo
Echigo Tsurukame Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshi no Bairi Daiginjo-Genshu Koshitanrei
DHC SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Niigata
OUMON Daiginjo
Aumont Sake Brewery Inc.
Niigata
Kaga Moon Moon Light MUROKA
KAETSU BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Ishikawa
Hanagaki Junmai Daiginjo
Nambu Sake Brewery Inc
Fukui
Taikan Choutokusen Daiginjo
Taikan Shuzo
Yamanashi
Taikan Fukurosizukutori Junmai Daiginjo
Taikan Shuzo
Yamanashi
Imanishiki Junmai Daiginjo
Yonezawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Junmai Daiginjo Suisho
Kikusui Brewery Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Sansya Junmai Daiginjo Hanakoubo
Harada Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Kozaemon Junmai Daiginjo Limited-Edition
NAKASHIMA SAKE BREWING Co., Ltd.
Gifu
TAKAYAMA Junmai Daiginjo
Hirata Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Takasago Junmai Daiginjo Omachi
Fuji Takasago Shuzou Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka
Sihukunokiwami Junmai Daiginjo
HANANOMAI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka
Daiginjo GAZAN
Tsurumi Shuzou Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Gahoujin Junmai Daiginjo Y30
Nakano Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Kunizakari Junmai Daiginjo Nakano
Nakano Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Zaku Naguwashi Suzuka Kaminoho
Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Ltd.
Mie
Hanzo Daiginjo Iga-YamadaNishiki
Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Mie
Miyanoyuki Daiginjo
MIYAZAKI HONTEN Co., Ltd.
Mie
Yasakaturu Egaohyakuyaku 2021
TAKENO Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Junmai Daiginjo KAGURA Unfiltered Undiluted White
Matsui Sake brewery Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Junmai Daiginjo KAGURA Unfiltered Undiluted Black
Matsui Sake brewery Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Jurakudai Junmai Daiginjo
Sasaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Sennorikyu Daiginjo 35
Rikyu Gura Co., Ltd.
Osaka
Sakuramasamune Kinmare Junmai Daiginjo 40
Sakuramasamune Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Ozakaya Junmai Daiginjo
Ozeki Corporation
Hyogo
Shirayuki Daiginjo Nama Genshu Ice Temperature Aging
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Shirayuki Daiginjo Itami Morohaku
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
KID MURYOZAN Junmai Daiginjo 25%
HEIWA SHUZOU Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
KID Daiginjo
HEIWA SHUZOU Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
Daiginjo Gokusen Minakata
Sekaiitto Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
SAIKA Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki
Kokonoesaika Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
Kinpo Daiginjo
Kinpo Shuzo Co.
Shimane
AKAIWAOMACHI-NAMA
Toshimori Sake brewery Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Kiwamihijiri Junmai Daiginjo Takashimaomachi
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Kimurashiki Kiseki No Sake Junmai Daiginjo Omachi 40 Nippon Banzai
Kikuchi Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Kyukyoku No Suishin Daiginjo
SUISHIN YAMANEHONTEN Co., Ltd.
Hiroshima
Harada Junmai Daiginjo Genshu 35
HATSUMOMIDI Co., Ltd.
Yamaguchi
Narutotai Daiginjo
Honke Matsuura Brewing Co., Ltd.
Tokushima
Shodoshima no kagayaki Ginjo Namagenshu
Shodoshima shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kagawa
Ishizuchi Shinsei Daiginjo
Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation
Ehime
Ishizuchi Junmai Daiginjo
Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation
Ehime
Yamatan Masamune Junmai Daiginjo Matsuyama-Mii
YAGI-SHUZOBU Co., Ltd.
Ehime
Junmai Daiginjo Gonemon
YANO SHUZO LTD.
Saga
Daiginjo Mitsutake
Mitsutake syuzoujo LP
Saga
Junmai Daiginjo Sansui
Oimatsu Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Oita
Premium Junmai Category
Mutsu Hassen Red-label
Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Aomori
Fukukomachi Junmai Ginjo Misatonishiki55
Kimura Brewery Inc.
Akita
Junmai Daiginjo Hyakuden
Suzuki Brewing And Co.
Akita
Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
MANATSURU JUNMAI GINJO
TANAKA SHUZOTEN Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Sotenden Kuranohana Junmai Ginjo
Otokoyama Honten Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
1999nen-jozo Tokubetsu Junmai Tamahiko
Wada Syuzo Limited Partnership
Yamagata
Shuho Junmai Ginjo Hattan
Shuho Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Hakuro Suishu Junmai Ginjo Miyamanishiki55 Eternal Idol
Takeno Tsuyu Sakagura Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
Ginrei Gassan Junmai Daiginjo
Gassan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
NINKI-ICHI GREEN NINKI ORGANIC JUNMAI GINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
NINKI-ICHI MODERN CLASSIC JUNMAI GINJO5
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
Raifuku Junmai Ginjo Aiyama
Raifuku Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Raifuku Junmai Ginjo Yamadabo
Raifuku Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Ibaraki
Junmai Ginjo TENTAKA Yumesasara
Tentaka Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
TSUJIZENBEI JUNMAI GINJO OMACHI FUNAKUCHIJIKAGUMI
TSUJI ZENBEI SHOTEN Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
Bo: Junmai Ginjo Hitogokochi
Tonoikeshuzouten Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
Sanran Junmai Ginjo Yumesasara
Tonoikeshuzouten Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
Shikisakura Junmai Ginjo G.S
Utsunomiya Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tochigi
RYUJIN TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Ryujin Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gunma
Koshi no Yukitsubaki Junmai Ginjo Yukitsubaki-yeast
Yukitsubaki Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Mikadomatsu Ke to Hare
Matsuoka Brewery Co., Ltd.
Saitama
Junmai Ginjo Kazonomai
KAMAYA Co., Ltd.
Saitama
St.Spring
Wakura Shuzo
Chiba
Junmai Daiginjo Yachiyosakura
Nabedana
Chiba
KINOENE JUNMAI GINJO-SHU
IINUMAHONKE Co., Ltd.
Chiba
SAWANOI TOKYO KURABITO
Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tokyo
SAWANOI JUNMAI GINJO SOUTEN
Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Tokyo
Junmai Ginjo Shiro-koji
Izumibashi shuzo Co., Ltd.
Kanagawa
Junmai Ginjo Sakarimasu
KOGANEISHUZO Co., Ltd.
Kanagawa
Minenohakubai Junmai Ginjo
Minenohakubai Sake Brewing Corporation
Niigata
Denyuu Tokubetsu Junmai Tedzukuri Premium
Takanoi Shuzou Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Denyuu Tokubetsu Junmai
Takanoi Shuzou Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Koshinohomare Tokubetsu Junmai Irodori
Harashuzou
Niigata
Koshi no Bairi Koshitanrei Junmai Ginjo
DHC SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Niigata
Taikan Koushuriemon Junmai Daiginjo
Taikan Shuzo
Yamanashi
Mikotsuru Junmai Ginjo Suwamiyamanishiki Murokanamagenshu
Suwamikotsuru Sake Brewery
Nagano
Daisekkei Tokubetsu-Junmai-Namagenshu
Daisekkei Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Nanawarai Junmai Ginjo
NANAWARAI SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Nagano
Kanchiku Junmai Ginjo Aiyamashiyou
Totsukashuzo
Nagano
CHAR 39 MCNAUGHT JUNMAI DAIGINJO
Endo Brewery Inc.
Nagano
Hourai Junmai Ginjo Kadentedukuri
Watanabe Shuzouten Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Hourai Junmai Ginjo Funabajikadumemurokanamagenshu
Watanabe Shuzouten Co., Ltd.
Gifu
Ittekisenzan Hidahomare Junmai Ginjo Murokagenshu
TAKEUTI SAKE BREWERY L.P.
Gifu
Garyubai Junmai Ginjo Miyamanishiki
SanwaShuzou Co., Ltd.,
Shizuoka
KOUNOTSUKASA JUNMAI DAIGINJO NAMAZAKE
Shibata Brewery Co., Ltd.
Aichi
Zaku Miyabi-no-Tomo
Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Ltd.
Mie
Zaku Gen-no-Tomo
Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten Ltd.
Mie
HAYATE JUNMAI GINJO KAMINOHO
GOTO SHUZOJO Co., Ltd.
Mie
Hanzo Junmai Ginjo Umakuchi Nama Genshu
Ota Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Mie
Miyanoyuki Junmai Ginjo
MIYAZAKI HONTEN Co., Ltd.
Mie
Miyanoyuki Junmai Ginjo Aiyama
MIYAZAKI HONTEN Co., Ltd.
Mie
vivid Live naturally
HAKUREI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Kyoto
Sennorikyu Junmai Ginjo
Rikyu Gura Co., Ltd.
Osaka
Junmai Ginjo Seppikosan Yumenadeshiko
TSUBOSAKA shuzo Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Junmai Seppikosan Tubosaka-Shozo
TSUBOSAKA shuzo Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kosen Junmai Ginjo
Izumisyuzou Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Shirayuki Junmai Ginjo-shu Nama Genshu Ice Temperature Aging
KONISHI BREWING Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Yamahai Ginjo Junmai Kasumitsuru
Kasumitsuru Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kimoto Ginjo Junmai Kasumitsuru
Kasumitsuru Co., Ltd.
Hyogo
Kankiko Junmai Ginjo Chiisanayorokobi
SAWADA SYUZO Co., Ltd.
Nara
MIMUROSUGI JUNMAI GINJO
IMANISHI SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Nara
Harushika Junmai Ginjo Ginrei
S.IMANISHI Co., Ltd.
Nara
Harushika Umakuchi Yondan Jikomi Junmai-shu
S.IMANISHI Co., Ltd.
Nara
KID MURYOZAN JUNMAI GINJO
HEIWA SHUZOU Co., Ltd.
Wakayama
Kinpo Junmai Ginjo
Kinpo Shuzo Co.
Shimane
Kiwamihijiri Tokubetsu Junmai Takashimaomachi
Miyashita Sake Brewery
Okayama
Kimurashiki Kiseki No Sake Junmai Ginjo Omachi
Kikuchi Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Kimurashiki Kiseki No Sake Junmai Ginjo Asahi
Kikuchi Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Sanzen Junmai Ginjo Asahi
Kikuchi Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Okayama
Tachimachicomachi
Yahatagawasyuzou Kabushikikaisya
Hiroshima
Harada Junmai Ginjo
HATSUMOMIDI Co., Ltd.
Yamaguchi
Junmai Gin-no-Yume
SUIGEI BREWING
Kochi
K NEXT
Osato syuzou Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka
Junmai Ginjo Hyakunen-gura F44
Ishikura-shuzou Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka
Junmai Ginjo-shu Sukun
ZUIYO Co., Ltd.
Kumamoto
Kamemankyugoukoubo Junmai Ginjo
Kameman Shuzo Goushigaisha
Kumamoto
Junmai Ginjo Hanayuki
Kawazu Sake Brewing Company
Kumamoto
Junmai Ginjo Fiji:e Passion
Kawazu Sake Brewing Company
Kumamoto
CHIEBIJIN JUNMAI GINJO YAMADANISHIKI
NAKANO SHUZO Co., Ltd.
Oita
Premium Sparkling Sake Category
Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling
NANBU BIJIN Co., Ltd.
Iwate
Gekko
NIIZAWA SAKE BREWERY Co., Ltd.
Miyagi
Yonetsuru (Grateful Cranes) Sparkling Rose
Yonetsuru Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Yamagata
NINKI-ICHI AWAZAKE SPARKLING JUNMAI DAIGINJO
NINKI INC.
Fukushima
MIZUBASHO Artist Series Floral Sparkling
NAGAI SAKE INC.
Gunma
Born:Premium Sparkling
Katoukichibee Shouten
Fukui
Garyubai Sparkling Sake
SanwaShuzou Co., Ltd.,
Shizuoka
Yatsushika Sparkling Niji
Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Oita

OUTLINE

Date / Place
8 March 2022 / Gakusi kaikan (Jinbocho Tokyo)
Judges

【Team Leader】

Yasuhiro Iwatsuki (Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau) / Kozo Kizaki (Brewing Society of Japan) / Yukihiko Arikawa (Nagano Prefecture Food Industrial Association) / Takayuki Kazuoka (Tokyo university of agriculture) / Hiroko Miyazaki (Chiba Prefecture General Industrial Technology Center) / Toshiaki Sudo (Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) / Katsuhiko Kitamoto (Emeritus professor of Tokyo University) / Yukio Hamada

【Member】

Junichiro Akutsu (Yodobashi Camera) / Hiroyoshi Asano (Akitaya) / Ryoko Irie (Onsekikai) / Masayoshi Itaba (SSI) / Ikuko Ookubo (Matsuya Dpt.Ginza) / Hirotaka Ishikawa (Dynac Korenbo) / Taiki Inoue (SakenoNishogogo) / Takuya Kano (Sakebunka Institute) / Kazuaki Kitai (Manzai-Nihonshu) / Yusuke Koike (Sake Sommelier Association Poland) / Chiho Goto (Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau) / John Gauntner (Sake Consultant) / Motoko Shiraishi / (auCommerce&Life) / Jitsui Hideharu (Sushi Janoichi-Honten) / Toshimasa Takahashi (Olympic CELLAR-Higashiototsuka) / Hideo Takagaki (SHELL GARDEN) / Tetsuo Tamura (Okanaga) / Tomoko Takiguchi (GreenCreate) / Maasa Takaoka (Cooking expert) / Yoshiaki Tsukuura (KONTATSU) / Tomomi Duquette (Niigata Sake Lovers) / Kai Draeger (Aged Sake Importer Germany) / Fuminobu Nakatani (NC company) / Tomoya Naiki (Kanda SakeHouse) / Mitsugu Nishiyama (Sakepen Club) / Hiroki Harada (Mitsukoshi-Honten) / Aaron Hao (Ortera LLC) / Haruyuki Hioki (SSI International) / Masaki Bessho (Zenkoku kikizake senshuken) / MARC POOT (BOOZE LLC) / Masamori Yamamoto (Yata-Shinjuku)
Judging
Seven scale evaluation by blind sensory test in a Riedel wine glass.
Organizer
The Fine SAKE Awards Japan Executive Committee
Executive Committee Members
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
National Tax Agency / Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Judge Viewing

2022 Grand Gold Medal Awards Ceremony

 

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. 2021
  2. 2020
  3. 2019
  4. 2018
  5. 2017
  6. 2016
  7. 2015
  8. 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
National Tax Agency / 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
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