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Tasting Panel October 2010

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Trent Ulicny at XINO restaurant in Santa Monica, California. represents less than 5% of all saké— is crafted by the world’s most decorated saké brewmaster, Yoishio Koizumi. In addition to these tremendous accolades, TY KU White has also become the first beverage ever to attain the highest honor from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS), the coveted Six Star Diamond Award. While TY KU White is only the second saké to win a medal at the San Francisco Competition, it is the first beverage ever to receive the distinguished Six Star Diamond award. Esteemed hotel and restaurant properties are former recipients, and their support should pave a natural path for TY KU, as the first beverage honored, to climb to the top shelf summit. Socially responsible and environmentally aware, TY KU has also been bestowed with the AAHS Green Six Diamond award. Capturing the forefront of the saké movement, Ulicny proudly says, “These recent accolades are monumental honors, not only for TY KU, but for the saké category as a whole.” —Meridith May october 2010 / the tasting panel / 31 CREDIT: PHOTO: MERIDITH MAY

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