Koshi no Kanbai was created for the people of the region, who have loved this sake over the years. It is also highly appraised in different countries across the world (examples are introduced below).

Winner of the U.S. National Sake Appraisal Gold and Silver Awards

U.S. National Sake Appraisal is a competitive show for Japanese sake that has been held annually since 2001. Ten Japanese and American judges spend two days evaluating around 300 entries, and Koshi no Kanbai has been awarded high evaluations via this strict judging each year.


Introduced at the alcohol tasting event of Countess Matuschka-Greiffenclau, a famous winemaker
In 1973, Koshi no Kanbai was introduced at the alcohol tasting event held on Countess Matuschka-Greiffenclau’s 80th birthday that drew together wine aficionados from throughout Europe. It was one of only two Japanese sakes to be featured, and astounded the connoisseurs from across Europe. A local newspaper even ran a special feature on Japanese sake the following day.
Since then, the name “Koshi no Kanbai” has been well known in Germany.


Evaluated as a sake that matches well with food at a Japanese food culture fair in Paris
Koshi no Kanbai was showcased with various types of Japanese cuisine at Le Bon Marché, a top-grade department store in Paris, as a sake that highlights the flavors of foods.
“This sake has a truly delicate and dainty flavor, with a fruity and somehow sublime fragrance. Japanese people have flat noses, but even they can distinguish the difference between Koshi no Kanbai and other types of sake. I am sure that French people, who have high-bridged noses, can tell the difference.”