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Premium umeshu made with Nanko-ume plums harvested in a small town called Osaki in Kagoshima prefecture. The brewmasters from Tensei Shuzo hand-picked every single one of the plums.
For an enhanced taste of these precious plums, sugar content is intentionally reduced.
■Tensei Shuzo Brewery: Umeshu Project While in search of a new way to energize their community using their brew, they met Mr. Yamashita, who had been producing plums without the use of pesticides for years. He generously offered to provide them with his plums and that's when their journey of crafting Tsumugu, their new umeshu began.
Tensei Shuzo's brewmasters hand-picked Mr. Yamashita's plums, removed the stems and scraped scratches. It was a painstaking process but they were determined and united to create their soon-to-be signature umeshu.
When it came to picking the right liquor for the umeshu, they didn't just want to pick the liquor, they wanted their whole community to join in their decision-making process. They held a town hall and prepared different types of their brew so that their friends, neighbors and anyone in the community can cast their vote to choose the best liquor for the umeshu.
The winner was their imo shochu (made with sweet potatoes) and it was a landslide. While many folks tend to dislike the distinctive aroma of imo shochu, Tensei Shuzo's imo shochu separates itself from others in that it is made using their original brewing method called "Hayatare Joryu", which extracts alcohol at the best stage of distillation.
Osaki's motto is, "Nature is the treasure, our hearts weave our town." With that in mind, they named this umeshu "Tsumugu", which means "weave" in English.
Not mass-produced but each one of the bottles is made out of a whole lot of love.
■Content: 500ml ■Ingredients: Shochu (Sweet Potatoes), Plums, Sugar ■Alcohol Content: 13% ■Weight (g) (Including Packaging): 1050 ■Shochu: Made in Kagoshima, Plums: Made in Kagoshima, Sugar: Made in Japan ■How to serve: On the rocks/with soda ■Notes: ・Avoid drinking this product while pregnant/breastfeeding. ・Underage drinking is illegal. ・Do not drink and drive. ■Storage: Store at room temperature. ■Manufacturer: Tensei Shuzo Co., Ltd.
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