The 2023 Fine Sake Awards – Evaluating Sake Through a Wineglass
As Japanese Sake spread through out the world, it encountered many new cuisines and cultures. One of these encounters was the wineglass. In hopes to develop and expand sake’s recognition and culture, we entered this specific contest where experts blindly evaluate not just the sake’s quality but the specific charm of drinking sake in a wineglass.

This year marks the 13th iteration of these awards, and 276 breweries entered 1054 types of sake. There were a total of 55 Grand Gold Medals awarded and 264 Gold Medals awarded.

To read more about the competition and awards please reference the website below.

Grand Gold Medal Award Winners (awarded to approximately 5% of the entries)

Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai (Main Category)
Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo (Premium Daiginjo Category)

Gold Medal Award Winners (awarded to approximately 25% of the entries)

Hakurakusei Junmai Ginjo (Premium Junmai Category)
Atagonomatsu Junmai Ginjo Sasara (Premium Junmai Category)
Atagonomatsu Hitonatsu no Koi (Premium Junmai Category)
Atagonomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai (Main Category)
Atagonomatsu Senretsu Karakuchi (Main Category)
Atagonomatsu Sparkling (Sparkling Sake Categroy)

We are very humbled and grateful for these awards and recognitions.
We hope that you enjoy our sake at about 5℃.