Judging Results

2002 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Summary and Results

Date: September 23, 2002
Place: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Participating Judges

Masatoshi Omichi Japan
Norihiko Umeda Japan
Akinori Takada Japan
Hitoshi Utsunomiya Japan
Patricia Unterman U.S.A.
Chris Johnson U.S.A.
Darryl Corti U.S.A.
Toshihiko Koseki Japan
Philip Harper U.K.
Yoko Haar U.S.A.

Daiginjo A Polishing ratio 40% or less

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Daishichi Shuzo Minowamon Fukushima Gold
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Daiginjo Yamagata Gold
Hokusetsu Shuzo Hokusetsu YK35 Niigata Gold
Kamotsuru Shuzo Soukaku Hiroshima Gold
Kodama Jozo Taiheizan Tenkou Akita Gold
Yamagata Honten Morikou Yamaguchi Gold
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Yumedono Nagano Silver
Suehiro Shuzo Gensai Fukushima Silver

Daiginjo B Polishing ratio 50% or less

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Junmai Daiginjo Sanka Nagano Gold
Uchigasaki Shuzo Hoyo Kuranohana Miyagi Gold
Akitahomare Shuzo Akitahomare Junmai Daiginjo Akita Silver
Hachinohe Shuzo Mutsuhassen Junmai Daiginjo Aomori Silver
Koikawa Shuzo Junmai Daiginjo KOIKAWA Yamagata Silver
Sawanotsuru Zuicho Hyogo Silver

Ginjo

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Daishichi Shuzo Kaiden Fukushima Gold
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Dewasansan Yamagata Gold
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Oka Yamagata Gold
Imada Shuzo Suigetsu Hiroshima Gold
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Tokusen Niigata Gold
Suwa Shuzo Suwaizumi  Mantensei Junmai Ginjo Tottori Gold
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Kinmuku Niigata Silver
Masuda Tokube Shoten Tsukinokatsura Yanagi Kyoto Silver
Nanbubijin Nanbubijin Ginginga Junmai Ginjo Iwate Silver
Ozeki Sake (USA) Inc. Ozeki Sake Ginjo Premier CA, USA Silver
Takenotsuyu Hakurosuishu Junmai Ginjo Yamagata Silver
Tamanohikari Shuzo Tamanohikari Junmai Ginjo Tokusen Kyoto Silver

Junmai

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Akitahomare Shuzo Akitahomare Tokubetsu Junmai Akita Gold
Ichinokura Ichinokura Yushutsuyo Junmai Miyagi Gold
Ippongikubo Honten Ippongi Yamahai Fukui Gold
Kayashima Shuzo Nishinoseki Tezukuri Junmai Oita Gold
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri Nagano Gold
Nishiyama Shuzojo Koden Kotsuzumi Hyogo Gold
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai  Fukushima Gold
Otokoyama Otokoyama Yushutu Junmai Hokkaido Gold
Ozeki Sake (USA) Inc. Ozeki Sake CA, USA Gold
Sakai Shuzo Gokyo Yamaguchi Gold
Takenotsuyu Junmai Hatsushibori Yukihonoka Yamagata Gold
Tohoku Meijo Hatsumago Junmai Yamagata Gold
Bishonen Shuzo Seishu Bishonen America Muke Kumamoto Silver
Bungo Meijo  Bungo Meijo Kakujo Oita Silver
Ippongikubo Honten Denshin Fukui Silver
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Muku Niigata Silver
Kaba Shuzojo Shiramayumi Hidaemon Gifu Silver
Sawanotsuru Tokusen Yamadanishikinosato Jitsuraku Hyogo Silver
Tenzan Shuzo Jizake Tenzan Saga Silver
Yoshino Shuzo Yoshino Koshigoi Chiba Silver

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