Tokyo Regional Sake Awards are held annually during the autumn. The Awards 2014, which were held by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau of the National Tax Agency of Japan, invited the entries of sake, honkaku shochu and beer (including beer-like beverages) brewed within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau. By holding the quality examinations of entries along with the event for providing the opportunity for brewers to see the quality of each entry, the awards program aimed at strengthening the foundation of brewing technologies, promoting awareness of alcoholic beverages originally brewed within the jurisdiction, and, in conclusion, supporting the sound development of the alcoholic beverages industry.
|Quality examinations||Initial judgment||October 7 (Tuesday), 2014
October 8 (Wednesday), 2014
|Office of Analysis and Brewing Technology, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau
(8th Floor, Room 814)
|Final judgment||October 10 (Friday), 2014|
|Awards ceremony||November 7 (Friday), 2014
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
|First-floor Common Auditorium, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau|
|Event for providing the opportunity for brewers to see the quality of each entry||November 7 (Friday), 2014
From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Meeting Room 4, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau
(6th Floor, Room 605)
The eligible alcoholic beverages for entry were sake, honkaku shochu, and beer (including beer-like beverages) originally brewed at breweries within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Regional Taxation Office and were categorized as shown in the table below.
While there was no restriction on the brewery year for entries in the Kan (warmed sake) category and the Beer (including beer-like beverages) category, the brewery year for other categories must be 2013 (from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014).
|Special Designation(tokutei-meisho)||Percentage of Rice Remaining after Polishing (%)||Amount of Alcohol Added||Alcohol Content (%)|
|Sake||Ginjo-shu||Brewery year 2013||Ginjo-shu or Junmai ginjo-shu||60 or less||None or 10% or less of rice weight||Undiluted|
|Kan (warmed sake)||-||Sake||As per commercial specification|
|Honkaku Shochu||Brewery year 2013||-||25.0 or more,
less than 26.0
|Beer (including beer-like beverages)||-||Beer or Happoshu|
(Note) Specifications are according to the Labeling Standards concerning the manufacturing process and quality of sake (National Tax Agency Notification 8 of November 22, 1989).