Origin: Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
The ‘Tsuru-ume’ range was created to reflect the quality of the many local products available in Wakayama. Working directly with famers of products Wakayama is known for—Ume and Yuzu—allows Heiwa Shuzo to secure some of the finest fruit in the country. Wakayama’s Ume production accounts for 40% of all Ume grown in Japan and is considered the finest Ume fruit source in Japan. Citrus fruit such as lemon, yuzu and mikan are also grown locally and used to make products in the ‘Tsuru-ume’ range.
This Tsuru Ume Kanjuku Ume is made with plums from Wakayama, is aged for six months and used in the production of this sake. It is made using the entire fruit and is fortified with sake. It is sweet without being overripe.