Orihara Shoten presents Sake Festival Singapore 2018 on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 1 to 6pm at Suntec City Convention Centre, which will feature approximately 450 labels of Japanese sake selections from 42 sake breweries and will include some limited-edition and seasonal sakes, including shochu, all the way from Japan.
Since 2009, Orihara Shoten, the sake bar and liquor shop located at the Japanese dining enclave of Robertson Walk, has been cultivating sake appreciation and enjoyment in Singapore. As the first tachinomi (standing-drinking) bar here, it offers an authentic experience of Japanese hospitality and ambience. Today it brings in more than 400 exclusive labels from over 40 sake breweries into the market.
The Sake Festival Singapore is one of Orihara’s first initiatives to promote sake culture in Singapore. Now into its sixth edition, Sake Festival Singapore 2018 will showcase over 450 sake labels (and other liquors), many of which being limited and rare editions, from 42 breweries coming from all over Japan.
Expect a wide range from the well sought-after Dassai and Tatenokawa to artisanal labels like Yukinobousha, Bijoufu, and Gasanryu. Brew masters and brewery owners will be in attendance to help visitors understand sake better and heighten their appreciation of the drink.
Beyond sake, there will also be premium umeshu, high-quality shochu, fruit liqueurs, along with well-crafted tableware and homeware from Japan. As an added incentive, Orihara has also specially commissioned a top minoyaki (renowned Japanese pottery-ware produced in Gifu Prefecture) craftsman to produce 1,000 pieces of limited-edition, festival sake tasting cups, to be given to the first 1,000 attending visitors (first-come, first-served basis).
Sake Festival Singapore 2018 will be held at Suntec City Convention Hall on Level 3 – Summit Hall 1, on Saturday 23rd June 2018 from 1pm to 6pm with last admissions being 4:30pm. Visitors are encouraged to join the festival early. Tickets can be purchased online from SISTIC at $40 per ticket (before ticketing charges) or in person from Orihara Shoten at Robertson Walk (Tel: 6836 5710 – opens from 6pm Monday to Saturday). Enquiries can be directed to 6224 0445. Visitors to the festival are encouraged not to drive and persons below 18 years old will not be permitted entry.