BETTER WATER. BETTER RICE. BETTER SAKE.
The Rice Behind Origami Sake
Origami Sake resides in the heart of the U.S. rice country—with our home state accounting for more than 50% of the nation’s total rice production. Like our water quality, the combination of soil, terrain, and climate enable Arkansas to grow and us to source the quality of rice necessary to create truly special sake.
Isbell Farms, our local growing partner has been farming rice exported around the globe for decades. Our farmers have perfected growing many varieties of rice suitable for sake brewing, known as sakamai, such as Omachi, Somai, and Yamada Nishiki, the most prized varietal of sake rice. Which means the best rice on the planet grows right in our backyard. And now we get to share that flavor with you.
We use better rice. You get better sake.
The Water Behind Origami Sake
Sake is predominately composed of water — which is why the water source is the most critical component for premium brands. Origami Sake sources our water exclusively from the Ouachita Mountains in Hot Springs, Arkansas – a town famous worldwide for its water.
The Ouachita Mountain aquifer in Hot Springs provides pure, naturally filtered water that is low in sodium and iron, possesses a perfect pH, and is naturally infused with minerals that are perfect for premium sake production.
We use better water. You get better sake.
MEMORABLE MEETS SUSTAINABLE
Sustainability and environmental awareness are a part of our mission but never at the expense of quality or flavor. We believe that we can produce the best-tasting sake in the United States that is also the most environmentally friendly. Origami is committed to utilizing 100% solar electric power with the goal of being a zero-waste manufacturer. We're committed to creating a great product and being great stewards of the environment.