Introduction of the Brewmaster​

Masakazu Ito(Noto Brewmaster)

Mr. Ito who was at Sasaichi Sake Brewery in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture started brewing with us from the R1 brewing year (2019)

R1 brewing year (2019) is the first year of sake brewing since Ichinoya also was assigned to new owners. 

In order to improve the quality of sake under Mr.Ito, we purchased high-quality rice suitable for sake brewing in Nagano prefecture, reviewed the manufacturing process, and switched to equipment for makeing sake with careful preparation.

Using rice grown on a fertile ground and the clear water at the foot of the Northern Alps, Mr. Ito strive every day to make pure-tasting sake with the sprit.

 

Biography

2000 Hosokawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture

2011 Doi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture

2012 Received certification of Nippon Sake Brewmaster

2013 Sasaichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture

Awards

2013, 2014 & 2016 Annual Japan Sake Awards, Winning a prize, Applied with Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake

2014 & 2015 Omachi Summit, Ginjo sake category, Honor award, Applied with DAN Junmai Dai Ginjo Omachi

2015 Parker Point Rating 91, Applied with DAN Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki

2016, 2017 & 2018 Tokyo Regional Sake Awards, Junmai Kanzake category, Honor prize

2017 Omachi Summit, Ginjo sake category, Honor award, Applied with DAN Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Omachi

2017 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, Ginjo category, Silver award, Applied with DAN Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki

2017 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, Junmai category, Gold award, Applied with DAN Yamahai Junmai

2017 International Wine Challenge, Junmai Ginjo category, Gold medal, Applied with DAN Junmai Ginjo Aiyama  

2017 Sake Selection, Junmai Ginjo category, Platinum award, Applied with DAN Junmai Ginjo Aiyama

2018 Omachi Summit, Ginjo sake category, Honor award, Applied with DAN Yamahai Junmai Dai Ginjo Omachi

2018 International Wine Challenge, Junmai Ginjo category, Silver medal, Applied with DAN Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Omachi  

2018 Kura Master Junmai Ginjo category, Gold medal, Applied with DAN Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Omachi

 

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