Tag: umeshu

New umeshus from Matsui Whisky and White Oak

New umeshus from Matsui Whisky and White Oak

Both companies have announced new umeshus over the past couple weeks, so let’s have a look at all of them at once! Great to see more Japanese whisky makers get into umeshu. Matsui Umeshu with Whisky Matsui Umeshu with Brandy What’s interesting about the Matsui […]

Kayuki Ume Spirits from Nakano BC

Kayuki Ume Spirits from Nakano BC

Umeshu is often mistranslated as “plum wine.” Plum liquor is a more accurate term. It’s made by letting plums steep inside of a neutral spirit such as korui (multi-distilled) shochu. As there isn’t any actual fermentation or distillation going on when making the umeshu itself, […]

Yamazaki Umeshu is getting a smoky cask-aged edition

Yamazaki Umeshu is getting a smoky cask-aged edition

Suntory may be running low on whisky from Yamazaki, but that probably leaves them with plenty of empty casks. They have now announced a new edition of their Yamazaki cask-aged umeshu. This one is not simply aged in Yamazaki casks, but charred Yamazaki casks. That should […]

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Suntory estimates the RTD category will grow by another 10% this year! By far the fastest growing genre here in Japan. Of course there are plenty more releases on the horizon to help hit those numbers. Asahi brings along Mogitate Green Apple, slated for an […]

Chuhai Watch: The CHOYA HIGH BALL

Chuhai Watch: The CHOYA HIGH BALL

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 […]