Shin Red Wine UmeshuShin Red Wine Umeshu
Shin Red Wine Umeshu is a plum wine blended with red wine. It is carefully hand-brewed using Japanese plums and blended with Eigashima’s century-old brand Charmant red wine. The fragrance and full body of red wine makes a perfect balance with the plums, making it a truly unique product that’s not only easy to drink but also leaves unforgettable aroma in the taste buds.
Shin Whisky UmeshuShin Whisky Umeshu
Shin Whisky Umeshu is a plum liqueur made with 100% Japanese plums brewed with sochu (Japanese distilled rice beverage), which is then finished with Akashi whisky. Savor the rich and well-balanced flavour of citrus and vanilla with moderate sweetness, and enjoy the lingering aftertaste of wooden aroma with distinctive notes of whisky.
Yamazakura UmesyuYamazakura Umesyu
The only whisky producing distillery in the Tohoku region, Asaka was founded in 2015 by Sasanokawa Shuzo a company founded in 1765 specialized in the production of alcoholic beverages. The whisky manufacturing license was obtained in 1946, and the
company continues to manufacture it as the “oldest whisky maker in Tohoku”. Tarukoubai long-term aged plum wine is brewed with Takada plums, and after aging for more than 5 years, it is a discerning gem that has been ripened in bourbon barrels.
Located in Fukishima Prefecture, the distillery benefits from exceptional local natural resources including water drawn from the depths of Lake Inawashiro, one of the largest lakes in the country.
Sasanokawa Shuzo, which obtained the license to distill whisky in 1946, produced a blend called Cherry, and later Yamazakura blend. Heir to the know-how, the family business has given itself the means to equip the brand new distillery with equipments that matches its ambitions.
The main building covers 390m² and houses a pair of traditional pot stills made in Japan by the famous Miyake foundry. The distillery also has its own 790m² cellar, where single malts are aged in bourbon, sherry and mizunara casks.
Asaka is a traditional distillery, with ancestral methods and know-how, which makes a point of offering refined whiskies in the image of their country, as evidenced by the very first bottling of the distillery; the single malt Yamazakura The First unveiled in 2020.