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Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd. Category 1st place Kojima Sohonten “Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukuro Hanari 18” The world’s largest and most prestigious wine and sake contest IWC 2024 SAKE Division Junmai Daiginjo Sake Division Top Prize Trophy Award

[Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.] [1st place in category] Kojima Sohonten “Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukurodsuri Juhachi” The world’s largest and most prestigious wine and sake contest IWC 2024
Awarded the highest award trophy in the Junmai Daiginjo Sake category in the SAKE category.
*Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 10, 2024
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[1st place in category] Kojima Souhonten “Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri Juhachi” The world’s largest and most prestigious wine and sake contest IWC 2024 SAKE category
Received the highest award trophy in the Junmai Daiginjo Sake category IWC (International Wine Challenge) 2024 Award Ceremony in London Attended in a locally made kimono
Reference page (Toko Online Store Announcement):
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* Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri Juhachi * produced by Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd. (Location: Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture, President: Kenichiro Kojima), which brews the sake “Toko”.
” is the IWC (International Wine Challenge)
We received the category trophy, which is the 1st place rating out of 454 brands exhibited in the Junmai Daiginjo Sake category of the 2024 SAKE category.

The International Wine Challenge is a wine and sake contest said to have “the most influence in the world.”

The award-winning sake was introduced at the IWC Awards Dinner held in London on Tuesday, July 9th (early morning on July 10th, Japan time), and representative Kojima received the category trophy on site. .

Group photo at the IWC2024 award ceremony (with SAKE category winners) Please see the website below for details.
Sake Samurai official website http://www.sakesamurai.jp/index.html

[Comment from Kenichiro Kojima, 24th brewer]

We are very honored to receive the highest rating in the Junmai Daiginjo category, which has the largest number of entries. In recent years, we have been focusing on two axes: quality and sustainability, and we were able to have our quality recognized with this wonderful award. In addition, the fact that we were able to win the trophy for Yuki Goddess sake from Yamagata Prefecture is a recognition of our rice cultivation efforts as well. I would like to share this joy with the producers.

[Tasting comments]
The judges’ tasting comments for “Toko Junmai Daiginjo Fukurodsuri Juhachi” are as follows.

* Some dairy products, like strawberry yogurt, watermelon, guava and floral elegance. Hints of spice and rice cake. Subtle texture, juicy and and supply with a grippy, grainy mouthfeel. Pineapple and mango finish.*

URL:
https://www.internationalwinechallenge.com/canopy/beverage_details?sid=19780

Our Japanese translation:
Floral and elegant with hints of strawberry yogurt, watermelon, and guava. Subtle hints of spice and rice cake. Delicate texture, juicy, and a definite presence on the palate. Finish with pineapple and mango.

[Product information]
Product Name: Toko Junmai Daiginjo Bag Hanging Juhachi
(Touko Junmai Daiginjo Owl Fishing Festival)
Specific name: Junmai Daiginjo
Ingredients: Rice (produced in Yamagata Prefecture), Koji Koji (rice produced in Yamagata Prefecture)
Raw material rice: Yamagata prefecture rice suitable for sake brewing 100% Yuki Goddess
Rice polishing ratio: 18%
Alcohol content: 15 degrees
Description of item:
We polished the Yamagata prefecture sake-brewing rice “Yuki Megami”, which was created for Daiginjo, to 18%, and suspended the moromi in a sake bag to collect only the drops that dripped due to gravity. Enjoy the transparency of snowmelt water, the delicate taste, and the silky texture.
Price: 720ml, paulownia box, 10,000 yen (base price)
11,000 yen (tax included price)

【Company introduction】
Kojima main store main building front
Kojima Souhonten Co., Ltd.
Kojima Sohonten was founded during the Azuchi-Momoyama period and is the 13th oldest sake brewery out of over 1,000 sake breweries. We eliminate additives such as brewed alcohol and only brew pure rice sake.
By using sake lees to generate electricity, we conduct a circular sake brewing process that simultaneously achieves zero waste from raw materials and a carbon neutral brewery. This is the only fully carbon neutral pure rice brewery in the world (as of June 2024).
Their representative brand, “Toko,” is a pure rice sake brewed with soft snowmelt water from a snowy country, and is exported not only to the local Yamagata and Tokyo metropolitan areas, but also to more than 20 countries around the world.
【Company Profile】
Company name: Kojima Sohonten Co., Ltd.
Address: 2-2-3 Honmachi, Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture, 992-0037 TEL 0238-23-4848 FAX 0238-23-4863
Representative: Kenichiro Kojima
Founded: Azuchi-Momoyama period, Keicho 2 (1597 AD)
Established: 1952 (1952 AD)
URL: https://www.sake-toko.co.jp
Business details: Manufacture and sale of sake, liqueurs, and food products *About details about this release*
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