Umeshu is a category of flavored sake unto itself and a celebrated national drink in Japan. Umeshu is “plum sake” made from Japanese plums, or “ume,” which are the fruit of Japan and known as a good-luck charm. “Ume” are famously used to make “umeboshi,” pickled salted plums, which since ancient times, has been a revered delicacy of Japanese cuisine. Umeshu is such an integral part of Japanese culture that many Japanese make their own by steeping the fresh plums in alcohol.  Umeshu should not be confused with “plum wine,” which is not made with sake and usually uses flavorings instead of fresh, whole, ume fruit.  Joto Umeshu is crafted by the Fuji Brewery in Shimane, Japan, using the traditional and highest quality method. First, local and hand-harvested ume are carefully selected, then soaked and matured in sake. After months of maceration this plum-sake concentrate is blended with sake again to achieve the perfect balance.

Tasting Note

Bright, rich plum notes with deep sweetness and powerful acidity in the finish. Excellent with club soda on the rocks. Exceptional mixed in a creative, Asian-inspired cocktail.

Unique Selling Points
  • Joto Umeshu is made with locally grown and hand-harvested Ume fruit
  • It is made in a traditional method of macerating ume in sake.
On-Line Assistant
Ask the Expert
We look forward to hearing from you! Please choose a subject from the options below and let us know your name and email address before adding your message.