Sake Intoduction and Tasting Event



April 2017

Consulate-General of Japan in Perth





On March 27, the Consulate-General of Japan held a sake introduction and tasting event at the Consul-General’s residence, in partnership with Hasegawa Saketen (and the cooperation of Mitsui & Co. and Nippon Food Supplies). This event was held in conjunction with the 4th Perth Japan Festival, and as part of “PERTH SAKE WEEK”, which featured a visiting group of Sake Brewers with Hasegawa Saketen(also representing a number of sake producers). The evening was enjoyed by approximately 80 guests, including the The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement, The Hon Michael Mischin MLC, The Right Honorable the Lord Mayor of Perth, Ms Lisa Scaffidi, and former member of the Legislative Assembly, the Hon John Castrilli.
On behalf of the sake producers, Mr Takafumi Sumikawa, Representative Director, President and CEO of Sumikawa Brewery gave a presentation on the ingredients, manufacture and varieties of sake. The audience listened with great interest, gaining a deeper appreciation of the finer points of Japanese sake.
Following the presentation, the guests were treated to a tasting session, where they were given the opportunity to appreciate the attraction of 13 unique varieties of Japanese sake and shochu which cannot be found here in Perth. The evening provided all guests with an increased interest and knowledge of Japanese sake.