On November 7th, before the Joy of Sake Tokyo event was launched, the U.S National Sake Appraisal held its Award Ceremony. On this occasion, Urakasumi recieved the prestigious "Emerald Award" given to the brewery that recieved te most gold and silver award without winning the emerald prize in the past.
Urakasumi was also granted the following awards :
-Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi, Gold Medal (Daiginjo B Category, polishing ratio 50% or less)
-Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen, Gold Medal (Ginjo Category)
-Urakasumi Junmai Daiginjo M, Silver Medal (Daiginjo A Category, polishing ration 40% or less)
The U.S. National Sake Appraisal has been held annually since 2001 and is the oldest sake appraisal conducted outside Japan. Eleven judges - eight from Japan and three from the U.S. - evaluate approximately 400 entries over two days following the traditional Japanese judging procedures. Top-scoring labels receive gold and silver awards, with "Grand Prix" and "Second Grand Prix" awards gien to the entries with the highest marks in each category.
Urakasumi Sake Brewery is incrediblely honored to be granted these awards and wants to deeply thank everyone for their warm support through the years. We will continue to strive toward perfection in the art of sake brewing in order to provide our customers the best sake quality.
Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi Gold medal (Daiginjo B category, polishing ratio 50% or less)