Award History

Kura Master
(Since 2017)

Sake competition in France since 2017 – le grand concours de saké japonais de Paris
https://kuramaster.com/ja/

YearCategoryAwardProduct
2020JunmashuGoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
JunmashuGoldTenzan Junmai Ginjo
2018年Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai GinjoPlatinumShichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai GinjoGoldShichida Junmai Daiginjo
JunmashuGoldShichida Junmai
2017年First PrizePrix du présidentShichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
Junmai DaiginjoPlatinum

(The Top 10 brands)
Shichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
JunmaiPlatinum

(The Top 10 brands)
Shichida Junmai Ginjo
JunmaiPlatinum

(The Top 10 brands)
Shichida Junmai
Junmai DaiginjoGoldShichida Junmai Daiginjo

※ Prix du présidentis given to the best product among the top ten brands

National New Sake Competition
(2004-2018)

Gold award 9 times (prize rate 60%), Winning 5 times (selected rate 93%)
https://www.nrib.go.jp/kan/kaninfo.htm

YearAwardProduct
2018WinningDaiginjo Hitenzan
2016WinningDaiginjo Hitenzan
2015WinningDaiginjo Hitenzan
2014WinningDaiginjo Hitenzan
2013GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2012GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2011GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2010GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2009GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2008GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2007WinningDaiginjo Hitenzan
2006GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2005GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2004GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan

Fukuoka Taxasation BureauSake Appraisal
(1999〜2018)

【Ginjo】Gold prize x 13, Honour prize x 4 (winning rate 85%)
【Junmai】Honour prize x 5, Gold prize x 4 (winning rate 60%) 
※In 2003, the Junmai category was officially established and judged with warmed sake. The honour prize was the first prize until 2008. In 2009, the honour prize, gold prize and director’s prize were added.
https://www.nta.go.jp/about/organization/fukuoka/sake/index.htm

YearCategoryPrizeProduct
2020JunmaiGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2018GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2016GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2015GinjoGoldIwa-no-Kura Junmai Daiginjo
GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2014GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2013GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GinjoGoldIwa-no-Kura Junmai Daiginjo
2012JunmaiGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2011GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2010GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2009JunmaiGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2008GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiHonour PrizeTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2007GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiHonour PrizeTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2006GinjoHonour PrizeDaiginjo Hitenzan
2005GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiHonour PrizeTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2004GinjoHonour PrizeDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiHonour PrizeTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2003GinjoHonour PrizeDaiginjo Hitenzan
JunmaiHonour PrizeTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2002GinjoHonour PrizeDaiginjo Hitenzan
2001GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2000GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
1999GinjoDirector’s Prize(※)Daiginjo Hitenzan

※The director’s prize is the first prize at Fukuoka Taxation Bureau

U.S. National Sake Appraisal
(2002〜2018)

Nihonshu competition conducted in Honolulu in the U.S.A. Emerald Award x 1, Second Grand Prix x 2, Gold Prize x 13, Silver Prize x 11
http://www.sakeappraisal.org/

YearAwardProduct
2020GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldShichida Junmai Daiginjo
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
SilverShichida Junmai
SilverTenzan Jizake
2018Second Grand PrixShichida Junmai Daiginjo
GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
SilverShichida Junmai Ginjo
2017EmeraldTenzan Sake Brewery, Inc.
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
SilverDaiginjo Hitenzan
SilverShichida Junmai Daiginjo
SilverShichida Junmai Ginjo
2016GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
SilverShichida Junmai Daiginjo
2015Second Grand PrixShichida Junmai Ginjo
GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldShichida Junmai
2014GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
2013GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
GoldShichida Junmai
SilverTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
2012GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
GoldShichida Junmai
2011GoldTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
2010GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
SilverShichida Junmai Ginjo
2008GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
GoldTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
SilverJunmai Daiginjo Hotarugawa
2007GoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
SilverJunmai Daiginjo Hotarugawa
SilverTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
2005GoldJunmai Daiginjo Hotarugawa
SilverTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
2004GoldJunmai Daiginjo Hotarugawa
SilverTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan
2003SilverDaiginjo Hitenzan
2002SilverTokubetsu Junmai Genshu Jizake Tenzan

※Emerald prize is the highest cumulative award; a running tally of the number of gold and silver awards won by each brewery has been kept since the first appraisal in 2001.

Slow Food Japan Kanzake Competition by Sake Bunka Kenkyukai
(Sake culture study group)

First Prize Gold x 1, Gold prize x 4
http://www.kansake.jp/

YearCategoryAwardProduct
2018Premium KanzakeFirst Prize GoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2017Premium KanzakeGoldTokubetsu Junmaishu Juntenzan
2013First-rate KanzakeGoldTenzan Extra Dry
2012First-rate KanzakeGoldTenzan Extra Dry
2011Class-1GoldTenzan Extra Dry

※In 2011, Class-1 was targeted at 720ml products costing 1,000JPY and over

CINVE
Nihonshu and Shochu Competition

https://www.cinvegroup.org/

YearCategoryAwardProduct
2019Junmaishu

(Junmai Daiginjo/Junmai Ginjo/Junmai)
GoldShichida Junmai Ginjo
Junmaishu

(Junmai Daiginjo/Junmai Ginjo/Junmai)
SilverShichida Junmai Daiginjo
Junmaishu

(Junmai Daiginjo/Junmai Ginjo/Junmai)
SilverShichida Junmai

SAKE-China
Japanese Sake Competition

http://www.sake-china.com/

YearCategoryAwardProduct
2018年Junmaishu
(Rice polishing rate: under 70%)
PlatinumShichida Junmai

IWC International
Wine Challenge

https://www.internationalwinechallenge.com/

YearCategoryAwardProduct
2020JunmaishuCommendationShichida Junmai
Junmai GinjoshuSilverShichida Junmai Ginjo
Junmai GinjoshuSilverShichida Junmai Ginjo Omachi 50
Junmai DaiginjoshuCommendationShichida Junmai Daiginjo
DaiginjoshuSilverDaiginjo Hitenzan
SparklingBronzeTenzan Junmai Ginjo Nama Origarami
2015Daiginjo/GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2014Daiginjo/GinjoGoldDaiginjo Hitenzan
2014SparklingGold・TrophyTenzan Origarami
2012Junmai Daiginjo/Junmai GinjoshuGoldShichida Junmai Ginjo

※Trophy is given to the product which is the best sake among the gold winners