While ultra polished sake has been on the market for some time, and the level of polishing has reached tremendous heights, a large handful of these types of sake gravitate to sake rice that can withstand these high levels of polishing.
The Miyashita brewery sits in Okayama, fiercely proud of Okayama Omachi rice, the grandfather rice, the sake rice strain that so many of today's popular sake rice varieties owe their origins to. Known for its complex earthiness and subtle sweetness, Omachi is also notoriously difficult to work with. Especially in regard to rice polishing, the rice grain breaks easily - and undesirably dissolves too easily during the washing and soaking stages - resulting in Omachi seldom being polished any lower than 40%.
Miyashita has committed their efforts towards brewing the most exquisite Omachi sake possible, and this has culminated in the Tenka no Shisei Junmai Daiginjo, with Okayama Omachi rice polished down to 20%.
Incredible smoothness, clean, refreshing dry finish, yet with some of that unmistakable complexity and substantial mouthfeel that accompanies the best Omachi sake.
Small volume product with exceedingly limited quantities. Presented in a classic wooden box.