"A rare plum wine where the sweetness of the aged sake and the sourness of the plums are in beautiful harmony."


A luxurious plum liqueur brewed using aged sake (koshu). The plums used are Benisashi from Fukui Prefecture, known for their light red surface when ripe, as well as their fragrant taste and juicy flesh. A very mellow finish is achieved by combining the sweetness of the aged sake and the plums. Many fans, both in Japan and abroad, say that once you try it, you won't want to drink any other plum wines. There is no doubt that those who enjoy plum wine will enjoy this unique bottle.

Characteristics of Daruma Masumune Koshu Umeshu / Aged Plum Liqueur

ABV: 12%

Grade: Umeshu / Plum Liqueur

Taste: Rich & Sweet

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Ingredients: Aged sake, Koei plums, rock sugar

Serving Recommendation

Best served on the rocks or neat. Can also be enjoyed slighlty warmed.

Recommended Serving Temperature




The Shiraki Tsunesuke brewery is located in Gifu prefecture.

The Shiraki Tsunesuke Brewery

We were founded in 1866. We have a warehouse next to the Nagara River, a great source of water. As part of our strategy to differentiate ourselves from other sake breweries, we started developing aged sake products in the 1960s, centred around our aged sake "Daruma Masamune." "Daruma Masamune" boasts a unique lineup of aged sakes that are difficult to produce, such as 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years. Its spicy and complex taste makes it popular not just in Japan, but also overseas.

It is easy to identify aged sake or Koshu by its colour and aroma. Think of a delicate peaty Scotch whiskey. Given how delicate sake is, you wouldn't expect it to last this long. Yet it is, and it does. Shiraki has tanks since 1979, a portion of which goes into each sake. But like a chef's most treasured spice, only a touch is used in these young blends. These older sakes shine in older blends.

Shiraki Tsunesuke brewery