Award Ceremony at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal

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)

Platinum and Gold Awards at the Sake Selection

On the occasion of the October 2018 Sake Selection, Urakasumi's Daiginjo was awarded the Platinum prize !

Sake Selction is a new specialized contest for Japanese sake organized by the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Mostly as an internationnal wine contest, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held for 25 years now, and it attracted this year 55 countries with more than 10,000 different products.

The jury panel was composed by specialists of 10 different countries, thus garanteeing diversity and impartiality when according medals. With the intention of promoting the several charms of Japanese Sake to the world, 35 sake smmeliers and experts were carefully selected for this year's new sake category.

Our products were awarded prizes this first Sake Selection event !

Daiginjo Urakasumi Platinum Award (Ginjo category)


Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen Gold Award (Junmai Ginjo category)


Tokubetsu Junmai-shu Kiippon Urakasumi Gold Award (Junmai Category)


It is a great honnor for us to be awarded such prizes.
We are humbly grateful to everyone for their warm support and we will continue working hard on providing our customers the best quality sake.

Gold, Silver and Emerald Awards at 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal!!

The results of 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal were anounced!
Urakasumi has receiced gold medals for "Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi" and "Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen", and a silver medal for "Urakasumi Junmai Daiginjo M".

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 ratio 40% or less)


We were also awarded EMERALD AWARD!!
A tally of the number of gold and silver awards won by each brewery has been kept since the first Appraisal in 2001.
Every year the brewery with the largest number of cumulative awards, and which has not received the award previously, is presented with the Emerald Award.

U.S. National Sake Appraisal website

We are honoured to received these awards and we hope to expand our "Urakasumi" brand in the USA and other countries.

Gold medal for "Junmai-shu Urakasumi" at Kura Master

The results of Kura Master were announced the other day, and "Junmai-shu Urakasumi" was awarded a gold medal in Junmai-shu category!

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It is a sake competition held in France, which started in 2017.
There are a various kinds of sake competitions, but KURA MASTER is held in France by the French for the French and has a purpose to promote sake in French market.

KURA MASTER official website

We would like to extend our gratitude for your support, and hope to further promote Urakasumi sake in France as well.

Silver medals at International Wine Challenge 2018!!

We would like to gladly announce that we have received silver medals for 3 Junmai Daiginjo at the International Wine Challenge's Sake Category.

Silver medals for Junmai Daiginjo

・Kuranohana Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi 2016BY

Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi "M" 2015BY


Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi Hirano 2016BY

※ BY stands for Brewery Year. 2016 BY refers to the sake which was made from July 2016 till June 2017.

We will further strive to make high quality Urakasumi sake.
Your continuous support will be much appreciated.

※ International Wine Challenge (IWC)
The IWC is the world's largest and finest wine competition which receives the highest attention from a wine industry. Sake category at IWC was first set up in 2007 and this year is the 12th year since it started. The judging of IWC 2018 sake category was conducted in Yamagata prefecture, Japan for 4 days from May 13th till 16th. 1639 items of sake were assessed blind for 9 types of sake and medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards are given to the selected sake.

International Wine Challenge's official website

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