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2016

May 31, 2016
Hakutsuru Wins Monde Selection 2016 Grand Gold Quality Award
Premium Hakutsuru Junmai Dai Ginjo Hakutsuru Nishiki 720ml Bottle wins for 8th successive year
Hakutsuru Marugoto Shibori Nigori Yuzu-shu 720ml Bottle wins for 6th successive year

Hakutsuru Sake Brewing has won Grand Gold Quality Awards for its Premium Hakutsuru Junmai Dai Ginjo Hakutsuru Nishiki 720ml Bottle and Hakutsuru Marugoto Shibori Nigori Yuzu-shu 720ml Bottle at the 2016 international product quality competition Monde Selection in Brussels, Belgium. The Grand Gold Quality Award is the highest possible award in the Monde Selection Spirits and Liqueurs category.

This marks the eighth successive Grand Gold Quality Award for Premium Hakutsuru Junmai Dai Ginjo Hakutsuru Nishiki 720ml Bottle since 2009 (after winning the Gold Quality Award in 2008), and the sixth successive for Hakutsuru Marugoto Shibori Nigori Yuzu-shu 720ml Bottle since 2011.

Meanwhile, five Hakutsuru products also won Gold Quality Awards. The autumn 2015 Hakutsuru Junmai Dai Ginjo 720ml Bottle received its first Gold Quality Award, while Hakutsuru Dai Ginjo 720ml Bottle, Premium Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki 720ml Bottle, Hakutsuru Ume-shu Genshu 720ml Bottle and Hakutsuru Nigori Ume-shu 720ml Bottle have respectively been awarded their sixth, fifth, ninth and fourth consecutive Gold Quality Awards.

Products that receive a Gold Quality Award or higher for three consecutive years are honored with the International High Quality Trophy. Premium Hakutsuru Junmai Dai Ginjo Hakutsuru Nishiki 720ml Bottle, Hakutsuru Marugoto Nigori Yuzu-shu 720ml Bottle, Hakutsuru Dai Ginjo 720ml Bottle and Hakutsuru Ume-shu Genshu 720ml Bottle have all received this award this year.

Founded in 1961 with the goal of improving food quality, Monde Selection is a reputable and historied international competition that uses strict criteria to test food products and grants them Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold Quality Awards according to their quality.

The product awards are summarized below.