Building on years of experience with Japanese Rice varieties, Isbell Farms has in recent years shifted focus to even more unique varieties – rice varieties grown specifically for the making of sake.

Sake production is an art that has been honed over centuries, and quality sake requires quality ingredients.

It begins with the rice.

Sake rice has a lower protein content than other varieties and a unique quality known as shinpaku – a small cloudy orb in the center of each grain that influences the fermentation process in ways that greatly impact the final flavor of the product.

Isbell Farms provides specialty sake rice varieties to sake companies and boutique brewers and Tojis throughout the United States and other parts of the world.