Awarded Sake 2016

Omedetougozaimasu!! After a rigorous day of judging, the international Sake Sommeliers’ comments and ratings of each entry have been counted and verified. We are proud to announce the winning sake of the London Sake Challenge 2016.

▼ In no particular order.

Gold - 金賞

Brand NameTypeBreweryBase
Shiragiku DaiginjoDaiginjoShiragiku Sake BreweryIbaraki
Zenkuro Shizuku Shibori JunmaishuJunmaiZenkuro Sake BreweryQueenstown, New Zealand
Daiginjo YotsuboshiDaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Junmaidaiginjo Touji HiraokaseijiJunmai DaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Ayame-sake SOU-ANDaiginjoKotobuki-Shuzo BrewingOsaka
Daiginjo ChokaiDaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Junmai Daiginjo TenjuJunmai DaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Tokumasamune DaiginjoDaiginjoHagiwarashuzoIbaraki
Hourai Junmai Ginjo KADEN TEZUKURIJunmai GinjoWatanabe Sake BrewingGifu
Suigei Junmaidaiginjo DaitoJunmai DaiginjoSuigei ShuzoKochi
Junmai Ginjo "Kinokuniya Bunzaemon"Junmai GinjoNakano BCWakayama
Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo OkuhidaJunmai DaiginjoOkuhida ShuzouGifu
Momokawa Organic NigoriJunmai Ginjo, NigoriSakeOneOregon, USA
Eikoh "Yumetsukiyo" Dreamy Moon Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoEikoh Sake BreweryEhime
Hakubanishiki Daiginjo UrarasyuJunmaiUsui SoutenNagano
Daiginjo MitsutakeDaiginjoMitsutake ShuzojoSaga
Eiko Fuji Hitori Yogari DaiginjoDaiginjoEiko Fuji Brewing CompanyYamagata
Sanran Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoTonoike Shuzouten. Co. Ltd.Tochigi
SAKURAMUROMACHI Kiwami Daiginjo MUROMACHI-JIDAIDaiginjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
SAKURAMUROMACHI Junmai-Ginjo SAKON-REALJunmai GinjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
FUKUCHITOSE "FUKU"Junmai DaiginjoTajima Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Toki no ShizukuJunmai Daiginjo, KoshuManaturu Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Yoshikawa Touji GinjyoGinjoYoshikawa-touji no Sato Ltd.Niigata
KotenrakuDaiginjoNishiyama Shuzojo Co., Ltd.Hyogo
Shinsei DaiginjyoDaiginjoYamamotohonke Co., Ltd.Kyoto
Daiginjo Kyukyoku no HanagakiDaiginjoNambu Sake Brewery Inc.Fukui
Mifuku ShotenjinJunmai DaiginjoMifukushuzo Co., Ltd.Shiga
Daiginjo Yamadanishiki MomokawaDaiginjoMomokawa Brewing, Inc.Aomori
DAIMON 35 Junmai Daiginjo GenshuJunmai DaiginjoDaimon BreweryOsaka
Blue CurrentJunmai GinjoBlue Current BreweryMaine, USA

Silver - 銀賞

Brand NameTypeBreweryBase
Shiragiku DaiginjoDaiginjoShiragiku Sake BreweryIbaraki
Zenkuro Shizuku Shibori JunmaishuJunmaiZenkuro Sake BreweryQueenstown, New Zealand
Daiginjo YotsuboshiDaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Junmaidaiginjo Touji HiraokaseijiJunmai DaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Ayame-sake SOU-ANDaiginjoKotobuki-Shuzo BrewingOsaka
Daiginjo ChokaiDaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Junmai Daiginjo TenjuJunmai DaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Tokumasamune DaiginjoDaiginjoHagiwarashuzoIbaraki
Hourai Junmai Ginjo KADEN TEZUKURIJunmai GinjoWatanabe Sake BrewingGifu
Suigei Junmaidaiginjo DaitoJunmai DaiginjoSuigei ShuzoKochi
Junmai Ginjo "Kinokuniya Bunzaemon"Junmai GinjoNakano BCWakayama
Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo OkuhidaJunmai DaiginjoOkuhida ShuzouGifu
Momokawa Organic NigoriJunmai Ginjo, NigoriSakeOneOregon, USA
Eikoh "Yumetsukiyo" Dreamy Moon Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoEikoh Sake BreweryEhime
Hakubanishiki Daiginjo UrarasyuJunmaiUsui SoutenNagano
Daiginjo MitsutakeDaiginjoMitsutake ShuzojoSaga
Eiko Fuji Hitori Yogari DaiginjoDaiginjoEiko Fuji Brewing CompanyYamagata
Sanran Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoTonoike Shuzouten. Co. Ltd.Tochigi
SAKURAMUROMACHI Kiwami Daiginjo MUROMACHI-JIDAIDaiginjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
SAKURAMUROMACHI Junmai-Ginjo SAKON-REALJunmai GinjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
FUKUCHITOSE "FUKU"Junmai DaiginjoTajima Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Toki no ShizukuJunmai Daiginjo, KoshuManaturu Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Yoshikawa Touji GinjyoGinjoYoshikawa-touji no Sato Ltd.Niigata
KotenrakuDaiginjoNishiyama Shuzojo Co., Ltd.Hyogo
Shinsei DaiginjyoDaiginjoYamamotohonke Co., Ltd.Kyoto
Daiginjo Kyukyoku no HanagakiDaiginjoNambu Sake Brewery Inc.Fukui
Mifuku ShotenjinJunmai DaiginjoMifukushuzo Co., Ltd.Shiga
Daiginjo Yamadanishiki MomokawaDaiginjoMomokawa Brewing, Inc.Aomori
DAIMON 35 Junmai Daiginjo GenshuJunmai DaiginjoDaimon BreweryOsaka
Blue CurrentJunmai GinjoBlue Current BreweryMaine, USA

Bronze - 銅賞

Brand NameTypeBreweryBase
Shiragiku DaiginjoDaiginjoShiragiku Sake BreweryIbaraki
Zenkuro Shizuku Shibori JunmaishuJunmaiZenkuro Sake BreweryQueenstown, New Zealand
Daiginjo YotsuboshiDaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Junmaidaiginjo Touji HiraokaseijiJunmai DaiginjoFunasaka Sake BreweryGifu
Ayame-sake SOU-ANDaiginjoKotobuki-Shuzo BrewingOsaka
Daiginjo ChokaiDaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Junmai Daiginjo TenjuJunmai DaiginjoTenju ShuzoAkita
Tokumasamune DaiginjoDaiginjoHagiwarashuzoIbaraki
Hourai Junmai Ginjo KADEN TEZUKURIJunmai GinjoWatanabe Sake BrewingGifu
Suigei Junmaidaiginjo DaitoJunmai DaiginjoSuigei ShuzoKochi
Junmai Ginjo "Kinokuniya Bunzaemon"Junmai GinjoNakano BCWakayama
Tokusen Junmai Daiginjo OkuhidaJunmai DaiginjoOkuhida ShuzouGifu
Momokawa Organic NigoriJunmai Ginjo, NigoriSakeOneOregon, USA
Eikoh "Yumetsukiyo" Dreamy Moon Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoEikoh Sake BreweryEhime
Hakubanishiki Daiginjo UrarasyuJunmaiUsui SoutenNagano
Daiginjo MitsutakeDaiginjoMitsutake ShuzojoSaga
Eiko Fuji Hitori Yogari DaiginjoDaiginjoEiko Fuji Brewing CompanyYamagata
Sanran Junmai DaiginjoJunmai DaiginjoTonoike Shuzouten. Co. Ltd.Tochigi
SAKURAMUROMACHI Kiwami Daiginjo MUROMACHI-JIDAIDaiginjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
SAKURAMUROMACHI Junmai-Ginjo SAKON-REALJunmai GinjoMuromachi Shuzo Co., Ltd.Okayama
FUKUCHITOSE "FUKU"Junmai DaiginjoTajima Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Toki no ShizukuJunmai Daiginjo, KoshuManaturu Shuzo Co., Ltd.Fukui
Yoshikawa Touji GinjyoGinjoYoshikawa-touji no Sato Ltd.Niigata
KotenrakuDaiginjoNishiyama Shuzojo Co., Ltd.Hyogo
Shinsei DaiginjyoDaiginjoYamamotohonke Co., Ltd.Kyoto
Daiginjo Kyukyoku no HanagakiDaiginjoNambu Sake Brewery Inc.Fukui
Mifuku ShotenjinJunmai DaiginjoMifukushuzo Co., Ltd.Shiga
Daiginjo Yamadanishiki MomokawaDaiginjoMomokawa Brewing, Inc.Aomori
DAIMON 35 Junmai Daiginjo GenshuJunmai DaiginjoDaimon BreweryOsaka
Blue CurrentJunmai GinjoBlue Current BreweryMaine, USA