6th July 2017, Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London
The world’s biggest Sake competition, International Wine Challenge Sake, unveiled the 2017 Champion Sake lat its IWC Awards Dinner, known as the ‘Oscars of the Wine Industry’. The IWC Sake Champion 2017 prize went to Nanbu Bijin for its Tokubetsu Junmai 2017.
Produced in Iwate prefecture, on the northeastern coast of Honshu, this sake beat stiff competition from thousands of other entries to claim the top prize. Rich, but refreshing, its floral character and velvety texture seduced the international panel of 62 judges. This victory will thrust this small brewery, which only brews around 200k litres of sake a year, into the global spotlight.read more