Three-day Sake Matsuri Singapore 2024 edition to flag off at iconic F1 Pit Building this May featuring over 250 sakes for sampling.

Sake lovers, your beloved sake festival is back! Sake Matsuri Singapore returns for its 2024 edition and aims to make it even bigger and better than before. Which is quite the feat, because last year’s was already the largest in its five – coming on to six – year history.

It even has a new venue. And one that most of us are very familiar with. Sake Matsuri Singapore 2024 will be held at F1 Pit Building, where Singapore has hosted many a Formula One race. Running 10 to 12 May, festival goers this year can look forward to tasting more than 250 sake labels and Japanese spirits from nearly 100 Japanese breweries at each of the festival’s signature three-hour free flow tasting sessions.

There are a total of four sessions at Sake Matsuri Singapore for members of the public. Also for the first time in the festival’s history, it will dedicating one day in its three-day run to food and beverage trade professionals aimed at raising the level of sake appreciation in Singapore.

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Among the sake breweries to be featured include a number that were badly affected by the Noto Earthquake that hit northern Japan at the start of this year. For example there’s Sakurada Sake Brewery from Ishikawa Prefecture, which has collaborated with Shata Shuzo – previously known as Tengumai – to produce Noto First Sakura + Tengumai Junmai Ginjo, a special release aimed at raising funds to help rebuild Sakurada’s damaged brewery.

Other notable sakes on showcase include Toko Junmai Daiginjo Aigamo Farmed, from Yamagata Prefecture’s Kojima Sohonten Co, as well as Zankyo Super 7 2023, a Junmai Daiginjo from Niizawa Brewery Co from Miyagi Prefecture.

Indeed, the organisers of Sake Matsuri Singapore will be donating all net proceeds from a series of three industry-led sake and food pairing sessions to aid recovery efforts in Ishikawa. Funds raised from these pre-festival sessions will be channelled through the Embassy of Japan in Singapore and the Japan Red Cross Society to quake victims in need.

“While we continue to grow the festival this year with a record number of sake labels and our largest venue to date, we are also deeply saddened by the devastating aftermath of Noto Earthquake, which has destroyed sake breweries and livelihoods. We’re now working with several partners to lend support to the victims of the quake and we hope the public can join us in these efforts,” said Kevin Ngan, founder of Sake Matsuri Singapore.

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Sake Matsuri Singapore 2024: Details at a glance

Public Sessions

Date: 11 and 12 May 2024 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11am to 2pm, 4pm to 7pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building (Garage), 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Price: S$55/person or S$250 for a group of five (early bird tickets at S$45/person or S$200 for a group of five; till 31 March only)
Ticket Inclusives: Three hours of free flow sampling, a Sake Matsuri Riedel crystal glass and purchase of sake at exclusive festival prices

Trade Session

Date: 10 May 2024 (Friday)
Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building (Garage), 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Price: Free for Food & Beverage trade professionals, with pre-registration

Tickets and trade pre-registration can be obtained at:

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