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Umeshu

Umeshu
Ingredients Ume fruit (Japanese plums) / single distillation shochu / sugar
Alcohol 14%
Size 1800ml 720ml
Distillation -
Koji -

Characteristics

Reminiscent of rural Kagoshima, a nostalgic flavor umeshu (plum wine / plum liqueur) made from steeping ume fruit* (Japanese plums) in our proud sweet potato shochu.

Suggested Way to Drink

 

Served with water and/or On the Rocks

Stuff crushed ice in a large glass, pour in umeshu and water. It can also be enjoyed with club soda.

 

Serve Straight Chilled

Serve it chilled, short drink style.

 

As a Flavor Enhancer for  Mugicha (Roasted Barley Tea)

Add a litte bit of umeshu in chilled mugicha. It revitalizes your body from the summer heat… but no drinking and driving!

 

Have it Warm in Winter Time

Umeshu oyuwari (mixed with hot water)has a relaxing flavor, a stylish way of serving.

 

Tips and Additional Background

I was surprised when I came to Kagoshima from outside the prefecture that Kojika’s umeshu (plum wine / plum liqueur) is made from sweet potato shochu. Typically, multiple distilled shochu is used, so I tried making it that way and there wasn’t any twist to it. I washed the ume plums, steeped them in shochu, and aged it with dissolving rock sugar. It tasted heavy and sweet, the same taste my grandparents used to make in rural Kagoshima! 


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