Welcome to the funky world of Yamahai sake! If you've never had Yamahais before, you're in the right place. We've hand-selected two bottles that we love here at Umami Mart that are representative of the style.
Yamahai is the original method of sake-making where lactic acid is not added when creating the yeast starter, and is instead allowed to naturally develop on its own. Because the lactic acid must grow on its own, this process takes longer. This creates a sturdy starter, resulting in a robust, earthy and sometimes funky brew. The main difference between the yamahai and kimoto method is that the steaming rice is not macerated with a stick. Yamahai sakes are prized for their rich flavor profile, high in umami and rice flavor.
Please note that the photo may not be representative of the sakes in this pack. See below for which bottled are featured in this pack.