Jul 1, 2021

【Notice】”Sato no Akebono Genshu” Wins a Gold Award at the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition

At the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) held in June, “Sato no Akebono Genshu” won a gold award and “Sato no Akebono Gold” won a bronze award.


Founded in 1969 and held annually in London, England, IWSC is the world’s premier international liquor competition, where alcoholic beverages from around the world are evaluated by experts. In the 2021 “Asian Spirits” category, consisting of Baiju, Shochu, and Soju, 240 brands were entered into the competition.


After winning a gold award at the recent “2021 Tokyo Whiskey & Spirits Competition,” “Sato no Akebono Genshu” continues its success in becoming a brand well regarded by both domestic and international professionals. All the employees are very pleased that our Amami kokuto shochu was thought of highly during the professional’s evaluation. We continue to strive to make kokuto shochu that will be recognized throughout the world.


About the IWSC

IWSC is the worlds premier international alcoholic beverage competition. In the 2021 “Spirits” category, over 4000 entries were submitted from 86 different countries. Information on all the winners can be found at the website link below.

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“Sato no Akebono Genshu” has won awards at the following international competitions:

May 2018 - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition - Gold

May 2021 - Tokyo Whisky and Spirits Competition - Gold

June 2021 - International Wine and Spirits Competition - Gold


“Sato no Akebono Genshu’s” tasting notes as provided by the 2021 IWSC judges:

Pronounced florals are abundant with fresh cut grass, capsicum, rosemary and sage aromas, creating an enjoyable liveliness. Beautiful on the palate as an underlying chocolate and candy base is embellished with crushed rose petals and melon into a white grape finish.


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