We collect water for our Yamahai Moto (starter for Sake batches) from Olavskilden very near Fjære Kirke in Grimstad Kommune.
We use this water because it is completely natural and pure which is very important for a strong, healthy Moto, the Mother of a Sake batch.
Olavskilder refers to “Olav Sources” named after Olav II, King of Norway from 1015 to 1028, who was canonized as St. Olav. There are many springs throughout Norway that bear his name. They are often related to the pilgrimage route. They commonly have the attributes of rarely running dry even in periods of drought. Many of these sources were likely associated with paganism before the introduction of Christianity.
The bottom line is everyone appreciates good water!