IWC 2018 Awards Dinner
10th July 2018, Grosvenor House Hotel
Sake samurai in partnership with IWC is pleased to announce the final result of this year’s sake judging.
IWC announced the winner of its Champion Sake at the IWC 2018 Awards Dinner held on 10 July 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. They saw a record 1,639 sake entries from 456 breweries from all over the world – from regions as diverse as USA to Switzerland, and they were judged in Yamagata, Japan in May.
The IWC Sake Champion 2018 prize went to Okunomatsu Adatara Ginjo produced by Okunomatsu Sake brewery in Fukushima. This is the second time that sake from Fukushima grabbed the champion’s prize, previously awarded in 2015. This sake stood out for judges by demonstrating pretty, floral notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, peach, ripe pear and melon.