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Sake Walk 2024 Lands at LANDMARK This April

An immersive masterclass series

featuring speakers from 8 of Japan’s most renowned sake breweries

to be held exclusively at LANDMARK


Hong Kong, 27 March 2024 – Sake Walk 2024, an extensive celebration of Japan’s unique rice wine, returns to Hong Kong this April after a five-year hiatus. Jebsen Wines & Spirits is joining forces with LANDMARK to present a captivating series of exclusive sake festivities, featuring masterclasses with famed Japanese sake breweries and the chance to taste rare premium labels, held at prestigious restaurants throughout LANDMARK in Central.

Sake lovers are invited to journey through an expertly curated selection of premium sakes from some of the most esteemed brewers in Japan. Accompanied by expert representatives from these famous premium breweries, guests can enjoy customised sake tastings suitable for beginners, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs alike. Presenting 8 renowned sake breweries and 5 featured speakers, the 5 masterclasses will spotlight different sake topics in April at 4 premium dining establishments in Hong Kong, including Ami, SOMM, The Aubrey, and Kaen Teppanyaki. Participants will be embarking on a fascinating journey into the world of sake, discovering the rich history and traditions behind the Japanese beverage. Guided by experts from the sake industry, participants will gain insights into the intricate sake-brewing processes while exploring the different types of sake and learning the unique characteristics that make each variety special. At the same time, each of the four dining outlets has specially curated a series of delectable canapés for participating guests to pair with the premium sakes. This special canapé pairing not only enriches the overall tasting experience, but also allows guests to explore how complementing flavours and dishes can enhance the flavours of sake to meeting legendary brewers.

In addition to the masterclasses, guests can also indulge in exclusive crafted sake pairing menus at Ami, SOMM and The Aubrey throughout the month of April and May. LANDMARK Sake Walk is an unmissable event for true sake lovers!


Sake Walk 2024 – Masterclass Summaries

Masterclass Date & Time Venue Price & Booking Breweries Featured Speakers
Masterclass 01 – Exploring Yamanashi Prefecture - 6 April (Sat)

- 3:00-4:00 p.m.



HK$350 + 10% service charge


Book Here

- Shichiken - Kento Ishihara, Head of Sales
- Dan - Rei Amano, President of Sasaichi Brewery
Masterclass 02 – Savouring Seasonality with Limited Edition Sake


- 12 April (Fri)

- 4:00-5:00 p.m.


7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

HK$350 + 10% service charge


Book Here

- Eiko Fuji - Shigeaki Yoneyama, General Manager, Glorious Mt. Fuji
Masterclass 03 & 04 - Sake Ensemble, an exquisite fusion


- 26 April (Fri)

- 4:30-5:30 p.m.


- 27 April (Sat)

- 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Aubrey

25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Stay Tuned! - Hakuko - Tomonori Morikawa, President of Morikawa Shuzo
- Shichiken - N/A
- Senkin - N/A
- Takizawa - N/A
Masterclass 05 – Unveil rare gems on Sado Island


- 27 April (Sat)

- 2:30-3:30 p.m.

KAEN Teppanyaki

Forty-Five, 43-45/F, Gloucester Tower, LANDMARK ATRIUM

HK$408 + 10% service charge


Book Here

- Manotsuru - Takeshi Hirashima,

President of Obata Brewery

- Rumiko Obata,

Obata Brewery 5th Generation Representative















Reservations will be available from 28th March 2024 and will be on a first-come-first-served basis with limited seatings. To reserve your seat at the masterclasses, please click the links for advanced booking.


Masterclass 01 – Exploring Yamanashi Prefecture

Feats. Shichiken & Dan at Ami


Kickstarting the series, the first masterclass will be held at Ami, and features two breweries from Yamanashi Prefecture – Shichiken and Sasaichi Brewery.

-          Shichiken, founded in 1750 by Ibei Nakaya, follows traditional methods and uses local ingredients to produce a variety of sparkling and still sake, including labels made with the Methode Champenoise technique.

-          Established in 1919, Sasaichi Brewery launched the sake brand Dan in 2013. The brewery uses premium quality sake-making koji rice and soft water from Mount Fuji, the traditional Yamahai Brewing Method overseen by Mr. Masakazu Ito, a renowned Noto Toji, to create a fresh yet delicate umami flavour.

This masterclass highlights the special characteristics of the Yamanashi Prefecture, which is blessed with rich water and sake rice resources, thus leading to an unrivalled variety of different sake types over the years. Producing two celebrated sake brands within the region, Shichiken and Dan perfectly represent the uniqueness of the Yanamashi Prefecture. In this session, participants can compare and contrast sake creations from an 18th and a 20th century brewery, which feature traditional methods with modern aspects.

Pairing these premium sakes with Ami’s “Steamed duck foie gras” perfectly achieves the balance between the moistness of foie gras and sake’s light and dry flavour. Other highlights from the pairing canapés include scallop, tuna tartlet, caramelised chicken bite, fried shrimp and cheese puff.

Reservations are available at:


Masterclass 02 – Savouring Seasonality with Limited Edition Sake

Feat. Eiko Fuji at SOMM


The following masterclass will be presented at SOMM by Eiko Fuji from Yamagata Prefecture’s Fuji Brewery, and will have a focus on seasonality.

-          Established in 1778 in the Yamagata Prefecture, which is synonymous with ginjo sake, Fuji Brewery follows three sake brewing principles: Clear Taste, Not Getting Tired, and Enjoying with Meals. Now led by the 13th generation of the Kato family, the brewery names their sake after Mt. Fuji to represent its grandeur.

This masterclass will see a line-up of five celebrated sakes from Eiko Fuji, two of which are limited editions. Eiko Fuji Junmai Daiginjo 79 Au Pure Gold, with only 12 bottles available in Hong Kong, contains six times more gold leaves than usual, and is made with 50% Hatannishiki, a local sake rice used to produce premium sakes. There is also the rare Eiko Fuji Soma One Jumai Daiginjo with the extreme 1% rice polish ratio, of which only 150 bottles are available worldwide.

To pair with Eiko Fuji Junmai Daiginjo 79 Au Pure Gold, SOMM has prepared Beer Batter Fried Ebisu Premium Oyster with Ravigote Sauce to enhance the bottle’s fruity aroma and smooth texture. Guests can also enjoy Snow Crab, Egg White Mayo & Zucchini Roll that pairs with Eiko Fuji Sakemirai Junmai Daiginjo, and “Brand All Natural” Beef Short Rib ‘Charsiu’ for Eiko Fuji Hakuyou Junmai Ginjo.

Reservations are available at:


Masterclass 03 & 04 – Sake Ensemble, an exquisite fusion

Feat. Hakuko, Shichiken, Senkin, and Takizawa at The Aubrey


Scheduled to take place at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s award-winning contemporary izakaya The Aubrey, Sake Symphony: A Refined Tasting Journey will highlight four breweries, including Morikawa Brewery, Shichiken, Senkin, and Shinshu Meijo.
-          Morikawa Brewery in Hiroshima Prefecture produces the Hakuko brand and uses the “soft water brewing method” to make sake. It benefits from the region’s clean waters and clear air, and the sake is well-known for leveraging Hiroshima’s elevated water quality.

-          Domaine Senkin, a brewery with rich heritage, established in 1806 in Tochigi Prefecture, is currently led by two brothers who are revitalising traditional sake production with a more contemporary approach.

-          Shinshu Meijo from Ueda in the Nagano Prefecture has 150 years of sake brewing history. Its “Takizawa” sake series uses “Miyamanishiki” rice and “Obsidian” water that is known for its purity.

A total of six bottles from the four breweries will be available for tasting at the masterclass, including Hakuko Junmai Daiginjo 50 SARASOJU, Shichiken Kinunoaji Junmai Daiginjo, and Classic Senkin Muku. This is the perfect masterclass for those who wish to understand all aspects of sake and for savouring sake from a variety of different breweries and perfectly satisfy taste buds with a series of canapés present by Aubrey.

Reservations are available at: Stay Tuned!


Masterclass 05 – Unveil rare gems on Sado Island

Feat. Manotsuru at Kaen Teppanyaki


To be held at Kaen Teppanyaki, the fifth masterclass will spotlight Obata Brewery’s signature Manotsuru.

-          Obata Brewery, located on Sado Island in Niigata, produces sake using high-quality groundwater and rice, including the well-known sake brand Manotsuru. Established in 1885, the brewery has been following the same traditional hand-made methods for over a century, which take full advantage of the abundant nature of Sado Island.

Guests participating in this masterclass will be able to savour four sakes from the brand, the highlights being the award-winning Manotsuru MAHO Daiginjo and Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo MIKU. Besides the perfect environment for sake tasting with the Japanese counter seating, Kaen Teppanyaki is also pairing the canapés in Teppanyaki style to enrich the tasting experience.

Reservations are available at:

As well as this intriguing line-up of masterclasses, Ami, Somm and The Aubrey will also be presenting a special sake pairing menu throughout the month of April and May, featuring rare labels from selected breweries. Stay tuned!


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