The Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) is an independent organisation formed to develop the understanding, education, and appreciation of Japanese sake. Founded in 2006 and based in London, it is the first organisation in the United Kingdom to offer sake education outside of Japan, and provides Sake Sommelier certification all over the world. The association offers sake courses for professionals in the drinks industry, as well as for those who are just interested in learning more about Japanese sake.
Gekkeikan is one of the world's oldest family-owned sake companies founded in 1637 in Fushimi, a district of Japan's former capital of Kyoto.
"The crown of laurel (“Gekkeikan” in Japanese) was adopted as the corporate logo in 1905. As a traditional symbol of victory and merit, it was chosen to represent Gekkeikan's achievement of becoming one of Japan's leading sakes.
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