Held since 2012, the contest focuses on sake sold commercially that the average person can easily get hold of. All the tasting is blind, so the sake competes on aroma and flavour alone. 453 breweries entered 1,730 sake in the 2017 round.
A party held at the The Peninsula Tokyo hotel on the same day as the awards ceremony will be open to the public, including a special dinner featuring sake and food from all over the world.
- Original article (Japanese, Oricon News, 27 April 2018)
- Sake Competition 2018 (Japanese)
- Sake Competition 2018 (English)