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Collection: Omachi

Omachi rice can be and often is grown outside of Okayama. But Okayama is its birthplace, and without a doubt the best source for premium Omachi rice. 

Omachi was originally discovered in 1866, in a village of the same name in the western part of Okayama Prefecture, where almost all Omachi is grown. It is, for what it is worth, the oldest pure (i.e. not a product of cross-breeding) rice variety in Japan, and was one of the three most widely grown varieties in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Back then it was also popular as a table rice. 

But its suitability to brewing great sake soon became obviously apparent, and more and more brewers in western Japan began to use it. In fact, once upon a time, it was almost common sense that Omachi should be used when brewing top grade sake for contests and such. This was before the days of Yamada Nishiki, and other crossbreeds.

They tend to be much more earthy and decidedly herbal than fruity and flowery. Aromas are in general less prominent than they might be with sake made with, say, Yamada Nishiki. The individual flavor components compete against each other in a healthy way, as opposed to blending harmoniously, as they might with Yamada Nishiki.

11 products
  • Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Omachi
    Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Omachi - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kikuchi Sake Brewery
    Regular price
    $70.60
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    $70.60
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  • Nabeshima Junmai Ginjo Omachi
    Nabeshima Junmai Ginjo Omachi Namasake - sakechan
    Vendor
    Fukuchiyo Shuzo
    Regular price
    $105.90
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    $105.90
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  • Sanzen Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi
    Sanzen Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kikuchi Sake Brewery
    Regular price
    $48.20
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    $48.20
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  • Kamonishiki Nifudasake Junmai Daiginjo Nifudazake Kisuisen
    Kamonishiki Nifudasake Junmai Daiginjo Nifudazake Kisuisen - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kamonishiki Shuzo
    Regular price
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    $72.80
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  • Senkin Modern Omachi Junmai Daiginjo
    Senkin Modern Omachi Junmai Daiginjo - sakechan
    Vendor
    Senkin Shuzo
    Regular price
    $66.30
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    $66.30
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  • Isojiman Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi 55
    Isojiman Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi 55 - sakechan
    Vendor
    Isojiman Premium Sake Brewing
    Regular price
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    $72.80
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  • Gozenshu Junmai Bodaimoto Nigori
    Gozenshu Junmai Bodaimoto Nigori - sakechan
    Vendor
    Tsuji Honten
    Regular price
    $61.00
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    $61.00
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  • Gozenshu 1859 Junmai Omachi x Bodaimoto
    Gozenshu 1859 Junmai Omachi x Bodaimoto - sakechan
    Vendor
    Tsuji Honten
    Regular price
    $61.00
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    $61.00
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  • Sankan Junmai Ginjo Omachi
    Sankan Junmai Ginjo Omachi - sakechan
    Vendor
    Sankan Shuzo
    Regular price
    $69.60
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    $69.60
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  • Kuroshi Junmai Ginjo Omachi
    Kuroshi Junmai Ginjo Omachi - sakechan
    Vendor
    Nate Sake Brewing Company
    Regular price
    $69.60
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    $55.70
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  • Sankan Omachi Special Junmai
    Sankan Omachi Special Junmai - sakechan
    Vendor
    Sankan Shuzo
    Regular price
    $63.10
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    $63.10
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