Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau held Tokyo Regional Sake Awards 2014 and examined the entries in the four categories of Ginjo-shu, Kan (warmed sake), Honkaku Shochu, and Beer (including beer-like beverages). The initial judgment took place on October 7 and 8, and the final judgment on October 10.
Overall, there were entries of 82 items from 35 breweries in the Ginjo-shu category, 27 items from 27 breweries in the Kan (warmed sake) category, 16 items from 9 breweries in the Honkaku Shochu category, and 26 items from 10 breweries in the Beer (including beer-like beverages) category.
The examinations were performed by a total of 34 judges who are proficient in the sensory evaluation of alcoholic beverages. Taste, aroma, and the harmony of taste and aroma were evaluated deliberately and impartially, by using a profiling method and a scoring method.
As a result, the honor prizes were awarded to 12 breweries in the Ginjo-shu category, 9 breweries in the Kan (warmed sake) category and 3 breweries in the Honkaku Shochu category. The awards ceremony was held on November 7 at Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau.
In addition, the event for providing the opportunity for brewers to see the quality of each entry was held on the same day.