Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau held Tokyo Regional Sake Awards 2016 and examined the entries in the four categories of Ginjo-shu, Kanzake (warmed sake), Honkaku Shochu, and The Beer and Happoshu category. The initial judgment took place on October 4 and 5, and the final judgment on October 5 and 9.
Overall, there were entries of 84 items from 33 breweries in the Ginjo-shu category, 32 items from 32 breweries in the Kanzake (warmed sake) category, 14 items from 9 breweries in the Honkaku Shochu category, and 36 items from 13 breweries in the The Beer and Happoshu category.
Each of the examination was performed by 11 to 13 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 13 breweries in the Ginjo-shu category, 11 breweries in the Kanzake (warmed sake) category and 3 breweries in the Honkaku Shochu category. The awards ceremony was held on November 2 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.