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 firm, dry structure of a Japanese classic. Retailing at $9.95 for a 300ml bottle, this is a great buy which is now becoming very popular in some of Toronto’s very best Japanese restaurants.
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Sake Institute of Ontario announces Kampai Toronto 2014!
A very exciting event will take place adjacent to our brewery on May 29, 2014: the third annual Kampai Toronto, which will once again be the largest sake tasting festival ever to be organized in Canada, featuring more than 100 sakes from Japan and North America, including of course our own IZUMI sakes!
Kampai Toronto is being put on by the Sake Institute of Ontario, a non-profit organization of which we are a founding member whose mission is to promote the safe and enjoyable consumption of sake. The event will also feature appetizer-style food from many excellent restaurants. Many breweries will send representatives including toji (master brewers) and/or kuramoto (owners) to pour and discuss their sakes, so it should be a truly memorable event.
This year SIO will hold for the first time the Toronto International Sake Challenge, Canada’s first sake competition. The winners of the competition will be featured at Kampai, and available to try at one time in the VIP master classes reserved for holders of VIP tickets. VIP tickets including sake master class participation are VERY LIMITED so purchase soon to avoid disappointment.
Our brewery tasting bar and store will run extended hours on May 29 before, during and after the event, so that those who want to combine a visit to Kampai Toronto with a visit to a sake brewery can do so.
Full event details and ticket purchase at: www.kampaitoronto.com