Led by Mr. Micky Chan, Sake Samurai, the judging panel of the Oriental Sake Awards (OSA) consists of experts in alcoholic beverages who are based in Asia, namely educators, sommeliers and professionals with relevant qualifications.

All entries will be sorted and poured into wine glasses in the preparatory area in advance, and then delivered to the judges by hand. In addition, the judges would be barred from entering the prep area. ISO wine tasting glass will be used. All sakes will be tasted blindly at 15-18°C (5-10°C for namazake).