Educator: Kaori

Educator Message: “I am fascinated by the versatility and complexity of sake. It is a magical drink associated with good health and longevity. It is still a relatively new drink in Scandinavia but I hope that together with sake enthusiasts we can further explore the possibilities of sake in Nordic countries. We are fortunate to have Nøgne Ø in Norway (the leading sake brewing in Europe). I wish to share with aspiring Sake Sommeliers the taste sensation and joy of hand-brewed sake.”

Kaori using a hishaku (ladle) to pour sake into a masu, kanpai!

Kaori is a Certified Sake Sommelier (SSA, London [2011 top of the class]), Sake Educator (SSA, London), Shochu Sommelier (SSI, Tokyo) and has recently passed all the qualifying exams to become a Sake Expert Assessor certified by the National Research Institute of Brewing (one of currently only 74 in the world to hold this title). She currently works for the one and the only Sake Brewery in Europe, Nøgne Ø.