The U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2019 was held on June 4th to 6th at Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, and Three items from Kokuryu brewery won the gold medal.
The three items are as follows;
Daiginjo A category:
Kokuryu Daiginjo Ryu
The U.S. National Sake Appraisal has been held annually since 2001 and is the oldest sake appraisal conducted outside Japan. Eleven judges evaluate approximately 500 sake entries over three days following traditional Japanese judging procedures. Following the Appraisal all entries are presented for public tasting at The Joy of Sake in New York, Honolulu and Tokyo. These events attract over 3500 sake enthusiasts annually.
The U.S. National Sake Appraisal officail website
The Joy of Sake official website