The Difference between Umeshu and Plum Wine
01.31.2023 | Blog
Umeshu is a traditional Japanese liqueur made from Ume fruit, sugar and alcohol. Unlike wine, which is made by fermenting fruits, Umeshu is made using a different production process and is typically based on cane spirits (shochu). This difference in production process might be the reason why the term "Plum Wine" is more widely recognized than "Umeshu" in the United States, as wine-based plum wines are sold and the term "Plum Wine" is easier to associate with the taste.
The Authentic Taste of Umeshu
The traditional production process of Umeshu ensures that it retains its authentic taste, and more than 90% of CHOYA's Umeshu products are recognized as authentic Umeshu. The Ume fruit is carefully selected and prepared, and then mixed with sugar and alcohol to create a unique and flavorful liqueur.
The taste of Umeshu is sweet and slightly sour, and its aroma is reminiscent of plums and apricots. Its unique flavor makes it a popular ingredient in cocktails and other drinks, and it can also be enjoyed on its own, either chilled or on the rocks.
The Versatility of Umeshu
Umeshu can be used in a variety of ways, from creating traditional Japanese cocktails to being used as a cooking ingredient. Its sweet and sour flavor makes it a perfect addition to cocktails, and it can be combined with various other ingredients, such as soda or juice, to create unique and delicious drinks.
Umeshu can also be used in cooking, where it can be added to sauces, marinades, and dressings to add a unique and flavorful touch to dishes. Its versatility means that it can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, making it a versatile ingredient for any kitchen or bar.
Spread the Word of Umeshu, not Plum Wine
CHOYA is dedicated to spreading the word about Umeshu instead of plum wine and showcasing the possibilities of this traditional Japanese liqueur. As a pioneer in the production of Umeshu, CHOYA has been working to raise awareness of this product and to educate people about its traditional production process and authentic taste.
CHOYA is committed to using only the finest ingredients and adhering to traditional production methods. CHOYA's mission is to spread the word about Umeshu and to explore the possibilities of this versatile fruit as a key ingredient in cocktails and other drinks.
In conclusion, Umeshu is a traditional Japanese liqueur made from Ume fruit, sugar, and alcohol. Its authentic taste and versatility make it a popular ingredient in cocktails and cooking, and CHOYA is dedicated to spreading the word about this traditional product and exploring its possibilities as a key ingredient. So, the next time you're looking for a unique and flavorful addition to your drinks or cooking, consider Umeshu and experience the authentic taste of this traditional Japanese liqueur.
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