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Offered out Sake Matsuri Singapore returns — Necessities to know earlier than you go

Sake Matsuri 2022 returns to Singapore once more after a two-year pandemic hiatus, set to showcase greater than 200 totally different sakes on 5 November.

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Japan could have simply opened its borders to a flood of worldwide vacationers, however for these of us preferring to attend until skyrocketing airline costs come down, this sake pageant brings the perfect of Japan’s sake to Singapore as an alternative.

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Along with tasting craft sakes, there may also be a restricted variety of meals cubicles in the course of the occasion – I’ve a robust suspicion that oysters and yakitori will stand out. Sake Matsuri had an earlier June run and its reputation is what prompted this version in a while within the yr.

Tickets are priced at S$55 per particular person and will be bought on-line from – this features a free sake-tasting glass too.

The occasion is break up into two three-hour periods: from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm. Sadly, as of this text’s publishing, tickets for the 3pm to 6pm slot have utterly bought out, leaving solely the sooner session obtainable.

Highlighted sakes to attempt

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Some key sakes touted by the occasion organisers (and myself) are the:

  • Sohomare Ki.itsu 2016 Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo – Obtainable for the primary time in Singapore. Aged at 5°C for 5 years and brewed utilizing the traditional kimoto methodology producing a flavourful and well-balanced model of sake. Obtainable at Origins Foodist sales space.
  • Rokkon Diamond Junmai Daiginjo – Matsumidori Brewery’s restricted brew and award-winning sake, the place solely 900 bottles are made annually. Obtainable at Woodstock sales space.
  • Shichirobei Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki 2018BY An atypical Junmai Gingo from Aomori which has the acquainted Southeast Asian aroma of pandan and coconut, pairing properly even with native favourites like nasi lemak! Obtainable at Kurara sales space.
  • Nito Junmai Yamadanishiki 65 (Unpasteurised) – Maruishi Jozo started brewing sake in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, and has continued making sake for over 330 years since. The unpasteurised model tastes surprisingly totally different and is likely one of the secret sakes obtainable upon request. Obtainable at Inter Rice Asia sales space.
  • ABUNOTSURU Junmai Daiginjo “Saito no Shizuku” Namazume – Solely obtainable in Hong Kong and Singapore. Made with Yamaguchi’s personal Saito no Shizuku polished to 40%, a pure rice Daiginjo that’s not charcoal-filtered (muroka) and pasteurised as soon as solely. Obtainable at Woodstock sales space.

Sake Matsuri masterclasses

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Though many of the predominant pageant’s tickets have bought out, masterclass periods are nonetheless obtainable. Reserving a masterclass, sadly, doesn’t grant entry to the primary tasting space.

Regionality of Japanese Sake (S$108)
Date: 29 October 2022
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Flo Bistro (77 Excessive Road, Excessive Road Plaza, #01-04, Singapore 179433)

The REAL Shochu Masterclass (S$60)
Date: 30 October 2022
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Workhorse Izakaya (10A Haji Lane, Singapore 189203)

NOMAD Caviar and Sake Pairing Journey (S$120)
Date: 5 November 2022
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Workhorse Izakaya (10A Haji Lane, Singapore 189203)

The primary Singapore sake awards

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For the primary time in Singapore, the main distributors have come collectively to provoke their very own sake awards to acknowledge the perfect imported sakes. The judging might be performed through a double-blind tasting by a panel of seven esteemed judges. This inaugural competitors will crown the perfect sakes in these classes:

  • Finest Junmai Daigingo/Daigino (Gold, silver, bronze)
  • Finest Junmai Gingo/Gingo (Gold, silver, bronze)
  • Finest Junmai/Honjozo (Gold, silver, bronze)
  • Better of Competition Sake
  • Finest Worth-for-Cash Sake
  • Sake Matsuri Most Standard Sake Award

This judging is held previous to Sake Matsuri and is generally supposed for trade of us. Nonetheless, the successful sakes might be made recognized publicly and obtainable for tasting/buy at Sake Matsuri!

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In case you favored the sakes tasted at Sake Matsuri, bottle gross sales may also be obtainable on the day with a holding space so that you can gather your sake after the occasion ends. Do act shortly as the favored sakes get snapped up quick because of the restricted shares.

This would be the last yr to attend Sake Matsuri held at UE Sq. as properly earlier than the occasion strikes to a brand new venue subsequent yr; hopefully bigger and with extra capability.

Occasion date: 5 November 2022 (Sat)
Timing: 11am – 2pm or 3pm – 6pm
Worth: S$55/particular person or S$250 for a bunch of 5
Handle: UE Sq. atrium, 81 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917

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