With a history dating to 1860, in 1988 Matsuse Shuzo committed themselves to sourcing 100% local sake rice. They aim to make sake that conveys feelings of calmness, and mirrors the tranquil natural landscape around the brewery, and vibrates with delicacy, nuance and energy.
Yamada Nishiki Rice
Uehara Brewery was founded in 1862 and is located in rice country on the shores of Lake Biwa. They use over thirty different local strains of sake rice and still employ wooden presses and fermentation vats in their traditional brewing process.They are one a handful of sake producers that make sake without the use of cultivated yeasts, instead preferring strains native to the brewery to impart a truly unique body and finish.