Judging Results

2004 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Summary and Results

Date: August 25, 2004
Place: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Participating Judges

Darryl Corti U.S.A.
Chris Johnson U.S.A.
Katsuhiko Kitamoto Japan
Toshiro Takahashi Japan
Akira Totsuka Japan
Scott Enomoto U.S.A.
Kuniaki Kiso Japan
Chieko Kumagaya Japan
Paul Tanguay U.S.A.
Patricia Unterman U.S.A.

Daiginjo A Polishing ratio 40% or less

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Kodama Jozo Taiheizan "Tenko" Akita Gold
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi "Yumedono" Nagano Gold
Nanbu Bijin Nanbu Bijin "Daiginjo" Iwate Gold
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu "Daiginjo Shizukusake Juhachidai Ihei" Fukushima Gold
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu "Junmai Daiginjo" Fukushima Gold
Saiya Shuzo "Kachogesseki" Akita Gold
Tentaka Shuzo Tentaka "Silent Stream" Tochigi Gold
Asama Shuzo Higen "Daiginjo" Gunma Silver
Chiyonosono Shuzo "Daiginjo Excel" Kumamoto Silver
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura "Daiginjo" Yamagata Silver
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura "Yukimanman Gonen Hyotenka Jukuseishu" Yamagata Silver
Muromachi Shuzo Sakura Muromachi "Kiwami Daiginjo Muromachi Jidai" Okayama Silver
Nara Toyosawa Shuzo Hoshuku "Daiginjo" Nara Silver
Suehiro Shuzo Suehiro "Gensai" Fukushima Silver
Suwa Shuzo Suwaizumi "Otori" Tottori Silver
Takenotsuyu Takenotsuyu "Kurakoryu" Yamagata Silver
Uchigasaki Shuzo Hoyo "Yamadanishiki Daiginjo" Miyagi Silver

Daiginjo B Polishing ratio 50% or less

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Hokusetsu Shuzo "Nobu the Premium Sake" Niigata Gold
Momokawa Momokawa "Daiginjo" Aomori Gold
Tenzan Shuzo "Hotarugawa" Saga Gold
Uchigasaki Shuzo Hoyo "Kura no Hana" Miyagi Gold
Akita Seishu Dewatsuru "Hisho no Mai" Akita Silver
Akita Shuzo Akitabare "Suirakuten" Akita Silver
Hirako Shuzo Hidakami "Junmai Daiginjo" Miyagi Silver
Kamotsuru Shuzo Kamotsuru "Tokusei Gold" Hiroshima Silver
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi "Sanka" Nagano Silver
Tamanohikari Shuzo "Junmai Daiginjo Yuki Hiryo Shiyo Bizen Omachi" Kyoto Silver
Yaegaki Shuzo "Mu" Hyogo Silver

Ginjo

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Daimon Shuzo "Junmai Ginjo Mukune" Osaka Gold
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura "Oka" Yamagata Gold
Imada Shuzo Honten Fukucho "Biho" Hiroshima Gold
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai "Kinmuku" Niigata Gold
Kikusui Shuzo Kikusui "Junmai Ginjo" Niigata Gold
Kokuryu Shuzo Kokuryu "Tokusen Ginjo" Fukui Gold
Masuda Tokubee Shoten Tsuki no Katsura "Yanagi" Kyoto Gold
Momokawa "Ginjo Junmai Sugitama" Aomori Gold
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu "Adatara Ginjo" Fukushima Gold
Suishin Yamane Honten Suishin "Tenjo Mukyu" Hiroshima Gold
Takenotsuyu "Hakurosuishu" Yamagata Gold
Akita Seishu Dewatsuru "Junmai Ginjo Gin-Ippon" Akita Silver
Daishichi Shuzo "Kaiden" Fukushima Silver
Hakkai Jozo Hakkaisan "Ginjo" Niigata Silver
Imada Shuzo Honten Fukucho "Suigetsu" Hiroshima Silver
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai "Tokusen" Niigata Silver
Kamotsuru Shuzo "Junmai Ginjoshu" Hiroshima Silver
Kato Kichibee Shoten Born "Tokishirazu" Fukui Silver
Kinrin Shuzo Ogon Takarabune "Junmai Ginjo Nama Chozoshu" Fukui Silver
Koikawa Shuzo "Kameji Kojitsu" Yamagata Silver
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi "Karakuchi Ki-Ippon" Nagano Silver
Nishida Shuzo Nishida "Kikuizumi" Aomori Silver
Rihaku Shuzo Rihaku "Chotokusen" Shimane Silver
Saura Uragasumi Zen "Junmai Ginjo" Miyagi Silver
Ume Ichirin Shuzo Ume Ichirin "Ginjo Junmai" Chiba Silver
Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken "Junmai Ginjo" Yamanashi Silver
Yamanashi Meijo Shichiken "Mantenka Itsutsuboshi" Yamanashi Silver
Yoshida Shuzo Gassan "Junmai Ginjo" Shimane Silver

Junmai

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Asama Shuzo Higen "Junmai" Gunma Gold
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi "Okuden Kantsukuri" Nagano Gold
Momokawa "Nebuta Tanrei Junmai" Aomori Gold
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu "Tokubetsu Junmai" Fukushima Gold
Saura Uragasumi "Junmai" Miyagi Gold
Suigei Shuzo Suigei "Tokubetsu Junmaishu" Kochi Gold
Tentaka Shuzo Tentaka Kuni "Hawk in the Heavens" Tochigi Gold
Tohoku Meijo Hatsumago "Kimoto Junmaishu" Yamagata Gold
Uchigasaki Shuzo Hoyo "Manamusume" Miyagi Gold
Akita Shuzo Akitabare "Koshiki Junzukuri" Akita Silver
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai "Muku" Niigata Silver
Ito Shuzo Nihonka "Tokubetsu Junmaishu" Mie Silver
Kurosawa Shuzo Kurosawa "Junmai Kimoto" Nagano Silver
Marumoto Shuzo Chikurin "Fukamari" Okayama Silver
Nara Toyosawa Shuzo Hoshuku "Junmaishu" Nara Silver
Tenzan Shuzo "Jizake Tenzan" Saga Silver
Yaegaki Shuzo "Kurobin" Hyogo Silver
Yonetsuru Shuzo Yonetsuru "Kome no Chikara Kissui" Yamagata Silver

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