Mutsu Hassen - Hachi-Ume - Plum Wine / Umeshu
"Refreshing plum infused sake from Aomori."
This umeshu offers a great balance between sweetness and acidity making it a refreshing delight. The "Bungo" plums used in the making all come from a village near the Hachinohe brewery.
More about Mutsu Hassen - Hachi-Ume - Plum Wine / Umeshu
Brewery: Hachinohe | Prefecture: Aomori
Size: 720ml | ABV: 10%
Grade: Plum Wine / Umeshu
Taste: Rich & Sweet
Serving Temperature: Cold, on the rocks or spritz
Pairing: Curry with summer vegetables, salmon marinated with tomatoes
Storage: Keep in a dark, cool and dry place
Plum Variety: Bungo plums
Yeast: Local Aomori Yeast
Polishing Ratio: N/A
The Hachinohe brewery started in 1740 when the first-generation Komai Shozaburo left Omi Province (located in Shiga Prefecture along the western bank of Lake Biwa in the present day) for the land of Mutsu (Tohoku) to find a good place to produce sake. The brewery has since then followed his footsteps and has continued to make great sake for generations. Today, the eighth-generation Shozaburo produces an environmentally friendly, healthy, and delicious local brand of sake from Aomori Prefecture that uses rice grown in Aomori, the finest yeast, and clear spring water from the Kanisawa area in Hachinohe to perfect the brewing process.