Isake, the true pioneers, and sake evangelists with an eye for quality!
You may not be aware that,
Since 2004 …
ISAKE INTERNATIONAL was the first company to unveil the oldest selection of vintage sakes available in Europe.
With an incredible talent to spot rarity, and bringing the nature of prime sake out of the Yamaguchi prefecture of Japan, ISAKE INTERNATIONAL was the first ever to introduce “DASSAI” to Europe. “DASSAI” has now become a reference to premium quality sake around the globe.
ISAKE INTERNATIONAL became the first engineers behind the use of French red rice from Camargue, then successfully produced bottles of red sake in teamwork with the “Kiuchi” sake brewery. Also being the first to provide Europe with sake made from red rice.
Working in collaboration with one of Japan’s most prestigious breweries, “Naniwa Masamune”, ISAKE INTERNATIONALwas the first to successfully introduce such a high level of rice polishing, as seen in the flawless “NINETEEN”. It is made from rice which is milled to an incredible 19% of its original size. Technically, it is THE most refined sake in the world, an achievement that has been sought out by enthusiasts for generations.
ISAKE INTERNATIONAL was the very first establishment to merge sake with a non-Japanese dining institution, pairing up with upmarket Indian restaurant “Cinnamon Club”. In the same year, they once again pushed the boundaries of the culinary world by creating the first sake menu for a gastronomic restaurant in Camargue, France.
The best sales ever recorded were seen at ISAKE INTERNATIONAL after they launched limited edition sake at the prestigious TOBU department store in Tokyo, proving they remain highly regarded in its native homeland of Japan.
ISAKE INTERNATIONAL found its place as the exclusive distributor of the ‘Riedel’ sake glass, soon to become THE glass used for Daiginjo across the UK.
A limited edition of premium sake was introduced to European shelves with the collaboration of ISAKE INTERNATIONAL and a young manga artist known as “Jun Matsuzaka”, expressing the artful aspect of the traditional Japanese beverage in new dynamic ways.
ISAKE INTERNATIONAL teamed up with award-winning British chocolatier Marc Demarquette to create a truly unique hand crafted painted chocolate: “Isake Sugidama”.
Innovative combinations being one of the fundamental drives behind the company,ISAKE INTERNATIONAL experiments once again, this time proving sake is another wonderful match to a variety of cigars through tasting sessions and more classes.
Teaming up with “L’Artisan du Chocolat”, ISAKE INTERNATIONAL made it clear to the world after a series of master-classes that sake is a dream come true for your taste buds when pairing it with chocolate. They received a phenomenal response in regards to the unknown huge diversity within this mysterious nectar.
With the ISAKE MINI recently becoming the smallest bottle of sake in the world, ISAKE INTERNATIONAL continue to innovate, showing the best things sometimes some in small packages
GINJO PEARL (released November 2015) became the first sparkling sake to be bottled in a traditional champagne half bottle. ISAKE INTERNATIONAL once again bridged the gap between tradition and innovation