Choya Umeshu - Umeshu Japanese Ligueur with Fruit
Umeshu is a traditional Japanese liqueur made from ume fruit. A perfect balance between ume extract and alcohol is achieved by aging the whole fruit, with the stone still inside. The delicious tang of Umeshu comes from citric acid in the fruit, and the refreshing flavour stimulates the appetite. Umeshu also contains malic and succinic acids. Refresh yourself by enjoying a glass of Umeshu when feeling tired. The addition of alcohol to the fruit during production means that the ume flavour can be extracted not only from the flesh and skin but also from the stone.
Ume is often mistaken for plum (scientific name: Prunus domestica L.), which is in the same group, namely Rosaceae Prunus. However, these two fruits have very different characteristics. Ume has an acid content of 4-5%, compared to the 1-2% acidity found in plum.
notes of almond and marzipan