Sake Experience 2014

The Eat-Japan Sake Experience, Europe’s biggest public tasting event for sake, where you can try, learn, buy, and vote as you enjoy Japan’s most traditional tipple, returned once again for HYPER JAPAN 2014. This year's event featured 11 breweries, who brought with them 25 different sakes and fruit based liqueurs.

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We’re delighted to announce that 1018 visitors participated in this event, voting for their favourite sakes in four different categories. The results were as follows.

People's Favourite

Your overall favourite sake

mioSho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura MIO Sparkling Sake

Type of Sake: Sparkling (Junmai)
Rice Variety: Gohyakumangoku
Rice Polish Ratio / ABV: 60% / 5%
Best Served: Chilled

This gently-carbonated, low-alcohol sake has the natural sweetness and fruitiness of rice, ideal for beginners, or as an accompaniment to a light sweet course, such as fruit desserts or sorbets.

Perfect Sake for British Summer

The sake you would most like to enjoy in the summertime.

Premium Sparkling Sake Suzune Wabi

Type of Sake: Sparkling
Rice Variety: Toyonishiki, Shunyo
Rice Polish Ratio / ABV: 65% / 5%
Best Served: Chilled

Silky-smooth bubbles characteristic of second bottle fermentation combine with a fruity aroma to produce a balanced, lightly sweet and softly acidic sake. Serve chilled with seafood salad, California rolls, Carpaccio.

Best Match with British Food

The sake you would most like to pair with British cuisine

Rocky Mountain "Gozenshu 9 Regular"

Type of Sake: Junmai Bodaimoto
Rice Variety: Omachi
Rice Polish Ratio / ABV: 65% / 15.5%
Best Served: Chilled

A rustic, raw and earthy sake with malt, caramel and cereal on the nose. The body is smooth, rich and deep with good minerality. Pair this well-structure sake with grilled meat or fish, blue cheese.

Sake for that Special Someone

The sake you would most like to gift to a special person.

Premium Sparkling Sake Suzune Wabi

Type of Sake: Sparkling
Rice Variety: Toyonishiki, Shunyo
Rice Polish Ratio / ABV: 65% / 5%
Best Served: Chilled

Silky-smooth bubbles characteristic of second bottle fermentation combine with a fruity aroma to produce a balanced, lightly sweet and softly acidic sake. Serve chilled with seafood salad, California rolls, Carpaccio.

Participating Breweries

Asahi Syuzo Gekkeikan Ichinokura Mikawa Nanbu

Asahi Syuzo

Gekkeikan
Sake

Ichinokura

Mikawa
Syuzoujyu

Nanbu
Bijin

           
Ninki Nishiyama Shimizu Sho Chiku Bai Suzuki Urakasumi  

Ninki
Syuzo

Nishiyama
Brewing

Shimizu
Jozo

Sho Chiku Bai
Shirakabegura

Suzuki
Syuzoten

Urakasumi
Sake Brewery