A family-run Sake brewery since 1856. Pioneered by several generations of the Yonezawa family. Now guided by Sake Master, Kimio Yonezawa. Located in the port city of Akashi in southwest Japan, the brewery continues to produce sakes and liqueurs, as it has for over a century.
Sponsors of the UKBG National Cocktail Competition 2021
Ryukyu 1429 Authentic Awamori
Japan’s oldest distilled spirit, dating back to the fifteenth century. Awamori is the treasured spirit of the ancient RYUKYU Kingdom of Japan.
Casa Noble Tequila
Founded by Maestro Tequilero, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo. Made from individually selected organic estate-grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. Made in small batches, triple-distilled, aged in French white oak barrels longer than the category norm (Reposado – aged 364 days; Añejo – aged two years). Bottled by hand.
High West Distillery
High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage. In 2015, High West opened their distillery in Wanship, Utah, which acts as a space for educational whiskey tasting, pairings and tours, and houses a 1600-gallon copper pot still.
High West’s products have received numerous accolades and awards. In 2016, Whisky Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine, named High West its “Distiller of the Year.”
The Real McCoy Rum
A multi-award winning collection of rum, produced in honor of anti-prohibitionist and rum smuggler, Bill McCoy. Small batch distilled in a rare artisan combination of copper pot & column stills, then authentically tropically aged in heavy char American Oak bourbon barrels for a full 3, 5 or 12 years.
The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Associetion
The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association was established in 1953 to support the Japanese Government in securing revenue from liquor taxation, ensure safe and secure liquor business transactions, and to develop the sector.
It is a voluntary organisation comprising nearly every maker of Japanese alcoholic drinks in the country. There are a total of 1,708 members which include 1,422 sake producers, 273 honkaku shochu producers, and 13 mirin producers. (Date as of March 2019).
As the only official industry organisation for Japan’s national alcoholic drinks, it’s core aim is to promote sake, honkaku shochu, and awamori both domestically and in overseas markets.
The Drinks Trust
Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. The Drinks Trust is run by drinks industry professionals, funded by drinks industry partners and supported by thousands of drinks industry fundraisers, volunteers and contributors.
Small Batch Learning
Small Batch Learning is a hospitality-specific smart learning network that was built to remove one of the major barriers to training: cost. Believing professional education is a non-negotiable part of anyone’s job, we have built an online training platform, developed content aimed at different staff experience levels, and made it all available for bars, restaurants and hotels free-of-charge.
The Mixing Class
The Mixing Class is one of the world’s leading independent WSET spirits school, delivering award-winning Spirits Education led by cocktail and spirits industry veterans.
The Hospitality Gig
The Hospitality Gig provides a platform to connect businesses directly with hospitality talent. They provide a unique opportunity for companies to tap into amazing, big brand-trained talent to fill a gap in your bar.
Healthy Hospo is a not-for-profit organisation with the dream of a healthier, happier hospitality industry. Providing training, events and workshops, and working to build healthier workplaces.