Amabuki - Yamahai Omachi Sake
Established 1688 in the northern Kyushu region, Amabuki Brewery has been producing sake for over 325 years. Yes, that's right – over three centuries. Uniquely, they specialise in using flower yeasts, which – combined with locally harvested Saga rice and underground water – creates singular sake of phenomenal craftmanship and skill. Their rice is grown in pesticide-free paddies using a unique method ... Ducks! Ducks live in and among the rice, eating weeds and inscets and keeping the paddies free from pests. Their webbed feet also bring oxygen to the roots of the rice, making for beautiful sake rice.
Amabuki's Yamahai Omachi sake is made in the labour-intensive Yamahai-jikomi brewing method from Omachi rice polished to 65%, and Marigold flower yeast. The true expressions of the marigold flower are noticeable both on the palate and nose of this sake, and are amplified by the Yamahai-jikomi brewing method's signature funky style. It's not too heavy, with rich umami and rice malt flavours. Soft and natural sweetness on palate. Enjoy chilled or at room temp, but also it really shines when gently warmed.