International SAKE Challenge


The 2nd International Sake Challenge was held on Tuesday 8th July at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Almost 100 of the leading Sake breweries from across Japan participated, submitting a total of over 200 Sakes.

Over the 200 Sakes entered, the 6 Sakes which in the opinion of all the judges represented the very best of all Sakes judged received a coveted Trophy Award - this was graciously presented by HIH Princess Takamado in an Awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on Friday 11th July 2008.

Result in Entlish (PDF 45 KB)



Final Award
Sake Category
Sake Name
Company Name
Trophy Daiginjo Garyubai Shizuoka Sanwa Shuzou Co., LTD,
Trophy Junmai Daiginjo Onakaya Yamanashi Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd./Shichiken
Trophy Ginjo Suginishiki Ginjo EXTRA Shizuoka Sugii Shuzo
Trophy Junmai Ginjo Born : Ginsen Fukui Katoukichibee Shouten
Trophy Junmai Yukinobousha YamahaiJunmai Akita Saiya Shuzouten Co., Ltd.
Trophy Kimoto Yamahai Hiraizumi Cho Kyo Akita Hiraizumi Honpo Co.,LTD



Final Award
Sake Category
Sake Name
Company Name
Gold Daiginjo Fukuju@Daiginjo@Premium Hyogo Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Breweries, LTD.
Gold Daiginjo Hokusetsu YK35 Nigata Hokusetsu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold Junmai Daiginjo Denshin 2008 Junmai Daiginjo Fukui Ippongi Kubohonten Co.,LTD
Gold Junmai Ginjo Dewazakura Omachi Yamagata Dewazakura Sake Brewery INC.
Gold Junmai Daiginjo Eikun Junmaidaiginjo Idutsuya Ihei Sanwarigobu Kyoto Saito Shuzo Co., LTD.
Gold Junmai Daiginjo Mansakuno Hana Kameju Akita,LTD
Gold Junmai Ginjo Dassai 50 Yamaguchi Asahi Shuzo Co., LTD.
Gold Junmai Ginjo Junmai Ginjo@Chokaisan Akita Tenju Shuzo Co., LTD
Gold Junmai Momokawa Junmai Sake Aomori Momokawa Brewering, Inc.
Gold Kimoto Yamahai Yukinobousha Hidenyamahai Akita Saiya Shuzouten Co., Ltd.

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