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What is "YAMADA-NISHIKI" ?

The sake rice known as "Yamada Nishiki" is often referred to as the king of sake rice. It is said to be ideal for producing delicious sake such as Junmai Daiginjo,characterized by large and soft grains. On the flip side, it is taller than commonly used table rice and is considered challenging to cultivate.

While we do not assert that this rice is the absolute and only choice, we believe it comes closest to our ideal.

Furthermore, we produce Junmai Daiginjo by polishing this rice to over 50%.
Polishing enhances its aroma, resembling that of fruits and flowers, and brings out a clear sense of sweetness and flavor. While using various types of rice or producing a variety of sake products may be advantageous for business, we believe that, in the pursuit of truly delicious sake and the continual quest for improvement,making various types of sake could be a disadvantage.

What is YAMADA-NISHIKI

American "YAMADA-NISHIKI"

Cultivating the sake rice known as "Yamada Nishiki," which is challenging to grow,requires exceptional farmers. While discussions about soil quality are common in the context of wine production, for sake rice, factors such as climate, as well as the skills and passion of the maker, become crucial.

Unlike grapes and other fruits that are unsuitable for long-distance transport and storage, grains, including rice, can be transported over long distances. Therefore,we collaborate with passionate farmers in over 20 regions in Japan, each dedicated to producing high-quality rice. This commitment extends to the United States,where we plan to continue collaborating with producers from various regions.

Allow me to introduce one of them, Ms. Chris Isabell from Arkansas.

Cultivating the sake rice known as "Yamada Nishiki," which is challenging to grow, requires exceptional farmers. While discussions about soil quality are common in the context of wine production, for sake rice, factors such as climate, as well as the skills and passion of the maker,become crucial.
Unlike grapes and other fruits that are unsuitable for long-distance transport and storage, grains, including rice, can be transported over long distances. Therefore, we collaborate with passionate farmers in over 20 regions in Japan, each dedicated to producing high-quality rice.
This commitment extends to the United States, where we plan to continue collaborating with producers from various regions.

American YAMADA-NISHIKI

American YAMADA-NISHIKI

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