Kampai Toronto Is this Friday – Taste 1st ever Izumi Gold Junmai Ginjo! Kampai after-party featuring Abokichi!

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All systems are GO for Kampai Toronto, Canada’s largest sake festival, this Friday June 3! IZUMI GOLD, our first Junmai Ginjo sake made with the legendary sake rice Yamada Nishiki, will be available for tasting, along with our 5 award-winners from Toronto International Sake Challenge and delicious sake cocktails. Be sure to drop by our […]

Kampai Toronto 2016 Tickets are now available!

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Kampai Toronto 2016 Tickets are now available! Featuring over 150 sakes including 10 fresh local Izumi sakes, fruit-infused sake and sake cocktails from our own brewery in Toronto’s Distillery District, Canada’s biggest sake festival will be bigger than ever this year! For the 5th consecutive year Kampai will be held next door to us in the […]

Beer Lovers Tour Company trip to Iceland

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Our good friends at Beer Lovers Tour Company are taking things international with an epic beer tour of Iceland.  Experience Iceland’s nordic brewery all while chugging back the best of its brews! http://www.beerloverstour.com/icelands-arctic-north.html Otherwise, the Historic Toronto Beer Tour takes place most Saturday’s and always makes a stop at your very own Ontario Spring Water […]

Happy New Year!

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Thank you for sipping by and supporting our locally brewed  Izumi sake from Distillery District in Toronto. We will be closing on the January 1st but open from the 2nd and tasting tour will be back on that weekend. The 2016’s first sake will come out around the middle of January. Stay tuned for upcoming sake news! Happy new year!   […]

Seasonal SAKE and SAKE COCKTAIL Gift Sets!

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Our seasonal sake is available for tasting during this Holiday season! Come enjoy our warm winter drinks while you stroll around the Toronto Christmas Market (until this weekend!). These delicious warm treats are available at our brewery retail store or tasting bar only for the Holiday season! Warm Winter Blend Sake Chase the chill away during the cold season with […]

Winner of our #pairshareizumi contest!

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 We are delighted to announce that the winner of our #pairshareizumi contest is Hendra Hendrawan. Hendra posted a lovely photo of Izumi Arabashiri purchased from our brewery store paired with ramem at home. Congratulations Hendra, you win a case of 12 bottles of Izumi NamaNama, our signature unpasteurized sake! We believe this shows that Premium Izumi […]

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Pair Izumi sake and win a case of Nama-Nama!

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We are excited to announce this campaign starting from Nov 1st to Nov 30th 2015. Enjoy an Izumi Sake with your favorite dish at your favorite restaurant or at your place. Take a picture of the dish with the Izumi Sake. Share on social media using #pairshareizumi, @ontariosake and @restaurant name if it’s restaurant’s dish. […]

Izumi Sake Takes 5 Awards at Toronto International Sake Challenge!

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On October 1 the award winners of the 2nd annual Toronto International Sake Challenge were announced.  The competition included over 100 sakes, mostly from Japan, and was judged by an esteemed 10-member panel.  Within this highly competitive environment our brewery is very proud to have received 5 awards as follows: Izumi Namacho*     SILVER Izumi Genshu*     SILVER Izumi Arabashi*     […]

The Distillery District is the place to be during the Pan Am Games!

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The Distillery Historic District is the very centre of the action during the Pan Am Games.   Featuring numerous live performances via CIBC Panamania and many more events and exhibits there is no better place to enjoy the Games.  Full details available at http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/. While down at the District, please do drop by our brewery, store and tasting bar […]

KAMPAI TORONTO 2015

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KAMPAI TORONTO ! MAY 28TH @ THE DISTILLERY http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=160a9ca97429a528190baf03e&id=42356f7466&e=[UNIQID] http://ontariosake.com Ontario Spring Water Sake Co. is proud to be participating once again in Kampai Toronto, the largest sake festival in Canada. The 4th edition of Kampai will be held on Thursday, May 28th, at The Distillery’s Fermenting Cellar event space directly […]

Winter Sake event hosted by SIO

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Hope you all had a lovely holiday. Thank you everyone who came down to the Distillery District and to our brewery during the Toronto Christmas Market. The SIO (Sake Institute of Ontario) is kicking off the New Year with their ‘A History of Sake’ tasting event on Feb. 4th, and we will be pouring some […]

Customer appreciation event 10/15

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Dear Supporters of Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, Hope you managed to enjoy some sake this week in honour of National Sake Day! Now one more great sake announcement from us to round out the week… Almost three & a half years ago, our Distillery brewery began producing and delivering “Izumi” Sake to the Ontario […]

Sake day – Nihonshu no Hi

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October 1st is Sake day! ‘Nihonshu no Hi’ is an annual holiday that kicks off the new brewing season in Japan & a fantastic day around the world to celebrate & enjoy sake! Come celebrate Sake Day with Izumi… …on Monday September 29th, as the Sake Institute of Ontario hosts its 3rd Annual Sake Day […]

Izumi Nikka Dry Blend now available at the LCBO!!

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Our innovative and delicious Izumi Nikka Dry Blend Junmai Sake, created by blending our own handcrafted local sake with a classic Japanese junmai sake from Hyogo prefecture, home of “Miyamizu”, Japan’s most famous brewing water, is now available at the LCBO!  The resulting sake has both the fruitiness of sake produced from soft Muskoka water with the […]

Announcing our first ever Sake Brewery Dinner on March 4 – The Ultimate Sashimi, Sushi and Sake Night!

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Come join us in the intimate, aromatic ambience of our brewery’s main production area, open to a small group of sake, sushi and sashimi lovers for the very first time!  This special night will feature: *    A custom 5-course meal prepared by the brilliant Koji Tashiro of JaBistro, featuring such delicacies as wild Atlantic tuna belly, rarely available in Toronto, and lobster […]

Tickets for Sake Institute of Ontario’s Winter Classic January 20 almost Sold Out!

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We are looking forward to pouring a selection of our Izumi sakes at SIO’s Winter Classic event at 99 Sudbury next Monday night.  Those that want to join us but haven’t yet purchased tickets should act fast – purchase tickets at:  www.kampaitoronto.ticketleap.com/sio-winter-classic—pop-up-at-99-sudbury/ The event will feature Japanese-inspired street foods prepared by renowned chef and sake […]

Small Batch of Sparkling Sake Now Available!

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We have just released our first ever batch of sparkling sake!  It is light nigori-style cloudy sake, with lively fruit and natural effervescence from secondary in-bottle fermentation.  Get it while it lasts, and enjoy the last weekend of the Distillery Christmas Market!  375ml bottle, 16% alc./vol., $19.95 incl tax/deposit

Distillery Christmas Market is now in full swing – come visit Toronto’s own Sake Brewery!

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            The Toronto Christmas Market is running now through December 15 in the Distillery District.  During this time we will be offering: 1.    HOT SAKE TRAVELERS – A delicious 100ml cup of our “Warm Winter Blend” is available ‘to-go’ Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays.  A refreshing and warming alternative to […]

Izumi Nigori available at LCBO starting today!

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Our fresh local Nigori Junmai Sake is now available at the LCBO, just in time for the holiday season!  Luscious, creamy and full-bodied, this sake is always a favourite at our brewery tasting counter and frequently sells out.  You can check the LCBO system’s inventory by store at the following link: http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/inventory/searchResults.do?language=EN&itemNumber=348946    

Celebrate Sake Day in Toronto October 1 at Japan Foundation and here at the brewery!

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October 1 is Sake Day, celebrated in Japan and the world over!  Come join the fun in Toronto! The Sake Institute of Ontario will hold its 2nd annual Sake Day celebration and educational event (appropriately themed “Celebrating with Sake” including a sake barrel-breaking ceremony) at Japan Foundation on Bloor Street starting at 6:30PM, with early-bird […]

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar to present an intimate dinner with Ken Valvur and Greg Newton from Toronto’s Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

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  We are delighted to be invited to an intimate dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar to feature local food creations by their culinary team paired with various Izumi local sakes on July 24!   Ki’s sake sommelier Michael Tremblay will be hosting the event, which starts with cocktails at 6:30PM to be followed by […]

Izumi Genshu Junmai Sake now on shelves in SAQ!

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Our award-winning undiluted Izumi Genshu Junmai Sake is now on the shelves throughout the province of Quebec within the SAQ system.  Up until now our fresh local sakes have only been consumed in Quebec by those who have brought it back from trips to Ontario or through restaurants that have arranged private orders. For availability please […]

Announcing the line-up of Izumi Sakes at next week’s Kampai Toronto 2013 Sake Festival

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Ontario Spring Water Sake Company will be featuring 9 sake products at Kampai Toronto 2013, which will take place on May 30 in the Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, adjacent to our brewery.   Kampai tickets can be purchased at www.kampaitoronto.com for $65 until midnight Thursday May 23, and $75 up to the day of the event, subject to prior […]

Toronto’s Holiday Media-recommended Sake and Largest Sakeware Collection are ready for Last-minute Shoppers

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You may have noticed that our sake has recently been getting a fair bit of holiday media attention as one of The Best Toronto-themed Holiday Gifts for 2012  (http://torontoist.com/2012/12/the-best-toronto-themed-holiday-gifts-of-2012/20121210sake/), and as one of The Marilyn Dennis Show’s recommended Healthy Holiday Drinks (http://www.marilyn.ca/HealthFitness/segments.aspx/Daily/December-2012/12_19_2012/HealthyHolidayDrinks). Our full selection of 10 sakes including regular and limited items are ready for […]

Christmas at Toronto’s own Sake Brewery – Market Starts Tomorrow!

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            The Toronto Christmas Market is running tomorrow through December 16 in the Distillery District.  During this time we will be offering: 1.    HOT SAKE TRAVELERS – A delicious 100ml cup of our “Warm Winter Blend” is available ‘to-go’ Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays.  A refreshing and warming alternative […]

Izumi Teion Sakura teams with George Restaurant Chef Lorenzo’s black cod dish to win Silver Medal at 2012 Gold Medal Plates

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     The Gold Medal Plates organizers today announced the winners of the September 25 Toronto event, including silver medal winner George Restaurant Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s black cod dish paired with Izumi Teion Sakura Junmai Sake.  We are honoured that George’s team including Sommelier JP Potters paired one of our sakes with their cod plate, and are […]

Sake Institute of Ontario announces Educational Event on National Sake Day October 1 featuring Head Brewer Greg Newton

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Sake Institute of Ontario announces Educational Event on National Sake Day October 1 featuring Head Brewer Greg Newton The following announcement has been released by Sake Institute of Ontario: On Monday, Oct 1st, the Sake Institute of Ontario (SIO) will be celebrating ‘Nihonshu no Hi’ (National Sake Day) – the start to the new brewing season in […]

Fresh Izumi sake now for sale online!

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No time to drop by our brewery or an LCBO outlet?  No problem, Izumi sakes (including unpasteurized “namazake”) are now available online via the leaders in online wine shopping in Ontario, WINEONLINE.CA. We have just added a quicklink to our homepage www.ontariosake.com, and the direct link to the Izumi Sake page at WINEONLINE.CA is as follows: http://www.wineonline.ca/index.php/ci_id/1651/la_id/1/winery/11585.htm Happy […]

Izumi Genshu now on sale at LCBO!

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Our smooth, deep-flavoured Izumi Genshu, winner of a Commended Award at this summer’s International Wine Challenge in London, England, has started to appear on LCBO shelves as part of the August 18 Vintages release.  The Vintages release booklet, available at all LCBO stores, even has a write-up on our brewery as part of a mini-feature on sake!   The […]

Fresh Sake Alert – Dry and delicious Brew #25 pressing today thru Saturday!

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This morning we started pressing Brew #25, a dry yet still fruity, relatively high alcohol batch (est. 18% alc/vol).  This fresh-pressed sake will be available at the tasting counter this afternoon and throughout the coming weekend.  Please join us for some sake (including our award-winning Genshu and recently re-released luscious Nigori) and perhaps some of […]