The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau held Tokyo Regional Sake Awards 2021 and examined the entries in the five categories of Ginjo, Junmai Ginjo, Kanzake, Junmai Kanzake, and Honkaku Shochu. The initial judgments took place on September 27, 28, 30 and October 1 and the final judgment was on October 5 and 8.
Each of the examination was performed by 8 judges who are proficient in the sensory evaluation of alcoholic beverages. Taste, aroma, and the harmony of flavors were evaluated deliberately and impartially, by using an identification of the characteristic and a scoring method.
As a result, the honor prizes were awarded to 8 breweries in the Ginjo category, 12 breweries in the Junmai Ginjo category, 9 breweries in the Kanzake category, 13 breweries in the Junmai Kanzake category, and 4 distilleries in the Honkaku Shochu category.