The Great Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Contest 2024


January 16 - 10:00


January 18 - 1:00

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Competitions, Upcoming

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UK Bartenders Guild

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The UK Bartenders’ Guild holds the competition in partnership with the Japanese Sake & Shochu Makers Association (JSS) and is the third annual Great Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Contest held to drive awareness of the versatility and taste these unique spirits can provide and follows the growing success of the competition.

This year’s event focuses again on the Honkaku Shochu and Awamori, which are a characteristic pair of Japanese spirits that hold a significant cultural relevance in the country, and are produced with a microorganism called koji-kin, a type of mould indigenous to Japan.

Developed as a collaboration between the two organisations, the competition and seminar continues the Guild’s goal of heightening the profile of the Japanese drinks industry in the UK and inspiring talented artists to craft new, innovative creations with the versatile spirits.