Re: Ontario’s “Proof of Vaccination” Requirements

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In compliance with Ontario’s “Proof of Vaccination” requirements, starting September 22nd 2021, we will request “Proof of Vaccination” for indoor tasting and restaurant experiences including tasting tours. Please remember to bring proof of vaccination AND proof of identification if you are visiting our tasting bar (excluding the patio) and/or participating the tasting tours. Your proof […]

Virtual Brewery Tour by IZUMI Sake Brewery In Collaboration with HIS Canada

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Virtual Brewery Tour by IZUMI Sake Brewery In Collaboration with HIS Canada VIRTUAL BREWERY TOUR BY IZUMI SAKE BREWERY In Collaboration with HIS Canada Date: November 6, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM (Eastern Time)/ 11:00 PM (Japan Time) The length of the tour: 1 hour Price: $10 Take a look inside of North America’s first saker brewery! All participants […]

International Sake Day Event

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Weekday Special    Tasting Menu All 15% Off       Special Mixed Sake Case + Free IZUMI sake glasses Signature Mixed Sake Case + 2 Free IZUMI Original Sake Glasses Free Shipping in Ontario Includes      3 x 750ml Signature Series 1 x 375ml Arabashiri – The First Run Sake 1 x 500ml Premium Ginjo […]

COVID-19 Safety Precaution Re: Participating Tours

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Now our tasting tours are back! And There are some changes we made in the interest of health and safety during this time- the following measures will be implemented moving forward: Face coverings/PPE masks, must be worn during the presentation by staff, and guests until the point where the tastings are served. Tour staff will […]


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Dear our valued customers, Our brewery’s retail store/tasting bar is closed until further notice. We are accepting delivery and pickup orders on To inquire about your orders please email us at or call 416-365-SAKE (7253) and leave us a message. Your email/call will be returned within 5 business days. We are operating with […]

Something special for Christmas Market and this winter

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The Toronto Christmas Market is open at the distillery district Tuesday through Sunday from November 16 through to Saturday, December 23, 2017. For this special event, we have something special.   Extended operation hours Mon 12pm-6pm (Christmas Market is closed) Tue 12pm-9pm Wed 12pm-9pm Thu 12pm-9pm Fri 12pm-10pm Sat 11am-10pm Sun 12pm-9pm   Winter special sake and cocktail (Available until […]

Arabashiri #125 and #126 are here!

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If you are looking for something unique, Arabashiri is always the one! Without pressure when we press, makes sake such a aromatic and smooth. Arabashiri Batch #125: Grape Skin, Full body. Pressed on October 5th 19.0% Alc. Arabashiri Batch #126: Salted caramel, dry. Pressed on October 8th 19.2% Alc. 50 bottles each available at our brewery. […]

Patio and Cabbage Town Festival

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Our patio opens until the end of September every weekend and our favourite Jerk-chicken Karaage and Curry from Nakamori Japanese Restaurant are back. We are also serving freshest Draft Sake and Yuzu+Lime Collins at our patio.     We are also serving our signature Nama-Nama and Yuzu+Lime Collins at Cabbage Town Festival with Kingyo on September 9-10th. Please […]

Curry and Karaage at Sake Hut

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One of top Japanese restaurant Nakamori is coming back to our sake hut serving Japanese Curry and Karaage for following weekends. July 29-30th Aug 5-6th Aug 12-13th   Please come to our Sake Hut in our patio and try out paring fresh unpasteurized sake with these delicious Japanese foods.     Kampai!

This weekend’s Sake Hut July 15-16th

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If you like fried chicken but haven’t tried Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) yet, come to our Sake Hut in our patio this weekend and try out paring fresh unpasteurized sake with delicious Karaage from; Gushi’s Karaage Saturday July 15th Sake Hut open from 12-7pm   Kingyo‘s Karaage Sunday July 16th Sake Hut open from 12-6pm   […]

Karaage Weekend at Sake Hut

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Sushi is not the only food goes well with sake. Deep fried foods like Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) also go really well, especially with unpasteurized fresh IZUMI sake. This weekend at Sake Hut (in front of our brewery) each day, different restaurants are serving different Karaage. Please come and have a bite, pair with our fresh […]

What is Nama Sake or ‘unpasteurized’ Sake?

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Nama (生) literally means raw or fresh, as a Sake term it refers to ‘unpasteurized’. Most of the Sake we consume nowadays is been pasteurized twice in the brewing process.  Sake breweries pasteurize Sake, in order to kill off the bacteria that may be there, and also, pasteurization will kill enzymes that will speed up the aging […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Izumi Sake

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Izumi Sake Chinese New Year is a celebration for a coming new year and also a time for families to be together. Food and beverage always play a significant role in the whole 16 days celebration. At Izumi we make delicious Sake to pair well with varieties of Chinese dishes, […]

Some Like it…Warm!

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Some Like it…Warm! A great Sake event was held on Saturday Jan21st at Kingyo restaurant. Some Sakes are best enjoyed warm, as heat brings out their bold flavor and mutes any bitterness that may be present. Some Like it…Warm! Is a Sake event showcased some of the best local and international sakes best enjoyed warm […]

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 […]

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! 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 […]

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 While down at the District, please do drop by our brewery, store and tasting bar […]


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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR KAMPAI TORONTO ! MAY 28TH @ THE DISTILLERY[UNIQID] 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:—pop-up-at-99-sudbury/ The event will feature Japanese-inspired street foods prepared by renowned chef and sake […]