What separates rice for making sake from the typical rice you'd find at the grocery store is the milling process. Our Calrose rice is milled to 70%, which means 30% of the outer layers have been removed. Removing these outer layers will give your beer or sake a lighter body, and the lower the milling number the lighter the body will be. 70% milled rice is perfect for making Junmai or Honjozo sake.
Calrose is a medium-grain rice that accounts for roughly 85% of all the rice grown in California. "Cal" is a call out to the growing region, and "rose" is a nod to the grain shape following "Blue Rose", an earlier medium-grain rice developed in Louisiana.