Ume Liquor/ Ume Wine (Plum Liquor/ Plum Wine) – Japanese Umeshu

“Umeshu” is a kind of liquors that is made from green ume and alchohol content of around 70-80 proofUS (60-70 proofUK), and typical Japanese liquor. It is also called “Umezake”, “Baishu” etc.
White liquor is typically used, but other alchohols such as brandy, whisky, shochu, Japanese sake (rice wine) are also popular.

Umeshu can be made at home easily, so it’s been traditionally preferred.
Making umeshu is a seasonal event in June.

Crystal sugar is mainly used for umeshu because it melts gradually, but honey or other sugars are also used according to maker’s taste.
It will be ripe within 3 months, and you can enjoy more mellow,sweet and mild umeshu by aging.

How to make Ume Wine:

1. Standard taste

Ume 1kg/ White Liquor 1.8L/ Cristal Sugar 650 – 1000g

2. Ume Vinegar

Ume 1kg/ White Liquor 1.8L/ Cristal Sugar 650 – 1000g