Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%
Brewery Location: Hyogo
Food Pairings: Sushi, Cheese
Tasting Notes: Because they use only the best Yamada Nishiki, they are able to reveal various layers in this full-bodied favorite. Notes of melon and rice.
Profile: As far as Sake Rice goes, Yamada Nishiki is king, and within Yamada Nishiki there are various rankings. Honda Shoten only uses the best of the best - super high quality Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Hyogo prefecture's Miki city and Kato city. This is the basis of their art, and they only will use this top tier rice. Their sake's names bear the names of the farms that they source their rice from.
MTC Sake is the Japanese Beverage branch of New York Mutual Trading Company.