Koi-Umeshu (Thick Plum Sake)
If you haven’t tried Umeshu then you’re missing out. It’s a great treat that’s a perfect mix of tangy and sweet and is great on the rocks or with soda water.
This Umeshu is made by pureeing the plums used to make this umeshu and then mixing them back in, creating a pulpy treasure trove of flavor. This umeshu is extremely unique and delicious and can even be used as a dessert topping, for example on vanilla ice cream. Yum.
|Ingredients||Wakayama plums, distilled alcohol, sugar, sake|
This dark brown umeshu is very approachable and less tart than regular umeshu. The thick, almost jammy, mouthfeel is balanced by a surprising softness. Great on the rocks, chilled or with soda.
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On The Rocks
Good for Cocktails
Wakayama's fruit are so famous within Japan that the area is known as the 'Fruit Kingdom'. Fittingly, Umeshu (Japanese plum wine) from Wakayama is the only one fitted with a GI (protected geographical indication) from the Japanese government. But citrus fruit from the area are just as famous and include many varieties that are not available abroad. These fruit sakes are radically different from western liquers, which are often sickly sweet. Japanese fruit sake are fresh, lively and well balanced. They are superb on the rocks on a warm summer day and delicious with soda as an aperitif.