Recognitions and Awards
In 1908, when the Imperial Family visited Matsue, they purchased Toyonoaki. In 1931, Toyonoaki received an honorary award at a competitive exhibition of sake from all over Japan. Also, for three consecutive years between 1992 and 1994 and once again in 1997, Toyonoaki was awarded the Gold Prize at the annual awards ceremony conducted by the National Research Institute of Brewing that recognizes the best newly brewed sake of the year. In 2011, Toyonoaki won honorary awards for all of the brews it entered into a sake competition conducted by the Hiroshima branch of the National Tax Agency.
JAL (Japan Airlines) , the leading airline company in Japan, served Toyonoaki as their in-flight sake for first class passengers for 14 years, from 1991 to 2005.