Nakano BC's Commitment to Ume
Located in Wakayama, the "plum capital" of Japan, Nakano BC pickles fresh Nanko-ume plums on the same day they arrive. The main characteristics of Nanko-Ume are: large size, thin skin, small seeds, red color in spots that were exposed to the sun, thick and soft flesh, soft peach-like aroma, and very rich in citric acid.
In order to extract all the tasty parts of the plums, Nakano BC employs a unique method of staged preparation. As soon as the ume arrive at the brewery, they are sorted by hand, rinsed, soaked and pickled. About two months after pickling, the soaking liquid is added again for pickling. Umeshu is tasted repeatedly by the brewing master, who decides when to remove the fruit. About one year after pickling, the product is finally ready.
Umeshu That Is "Gentle" on the Body
The concept behind the development of this product was to create umeshu that is "gentle" on the body. The fruit that matches this concept is the blueberry. Blueberries have a high share in the health food market, and their image as being good for the eyes is well established around the world.
Kishu Blueberry Umeshu is made from 100% fully ripened blueberry juice from Iwate Prefecture, with a focus on compatibility with umeshu. Close attention is paid to the ratio of flavors, blending several different types. It is additive-free, beautifully colored umeshu with no additives such as coloring agents and preservatives. The color is beautiful, like blueberry juice, and it tastes like a rich wine.
It is easy to drink on the rocks, and even people who don't like alcohol can enjoy it, but be careful not to drink too much, as the alcohol content is 12%! It is even easier to drink if you mix it with carbonated water!