This elegant sake features a gentle, clean nose and smooth drinkability, with a flavor that expands into a soft and supple fullness. The superb balance of slightly dry and mild acid tastes and well-rounded aftertaste make it an excellent choice for meals prepared to bring out the best in carefully selected ingredients. It goes well with lightly flavored foods and also with seafood.
The name Ken means "to present something," or a "wonderful gift."
■KATSUYAMA "KEN" Champion Sake of IWC 2019. Chosen as No.1 Sake in the world.
Named “Champion Sake” at IWC Sake 2019—one of the world’s largest and most recognized sake competitions—an award denoting the world’s best sake in all categories out of 432 participating breweries worldwide and 1,500 entries.
■KURA MASTER 2019
Received the Platinum Medal, the top award in the Junmai Ginjo and the Junmai Daiginjo category, at Kura Master 2019—a French sake competition with 720 entries judged by 93 of the country’s top sommeliers—making it the second year in a row to earn the award.
■The U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2019
Won the Second Grand Prix award at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal in 2019—the oldest sake appraisal conducted outside Japan—for its high acclaim in the Ginjo category out of 204 participating breweries and 512 entries.
Awarded first place in the Junmai Ginjo category in 2015 and 2016 and the second place gold award in 2017 at the Sake Competition—one of Japan’s largest competitions for commercially available sake.
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