Technically not a chuhai but here you go! Choya, the world's biggest producer of umeshu (plum wine) is getting ready to release The CHOYA HIGH BALL. It's a RTD that's presumably just umeshu and soda, given the name.
They're using Nankobai to make the umeshu that goes into this one -- those are supposed to be the highest grade you can get! However they've also made it crisp and refreshing like a highball is supposed to be.
This one drops September 5, 7% abv so nothing to sneeze at either. Could be interesting to compare this to the other plum-flavored chuhais.
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