Kiuchi Sparkling Umeshu: Experience a New Sensation

The Evolution of Kiuchi Brewery

Established in 1823 as a sake brewery, Ibaraki Prefecture based Kiuchi Brewery underwent a transformative shift in 1996 when it diversified into beer production. Today, the brewery boasts a diverse range of alcoholic beverages, including shochu and wine, contributing to its global presence. Best known for its delectable Hitachino Nest beer, which has propelled Kiuchi Brewery to international acclaim and is now available in 15 countries, the brewery also offers the renowned umeshu—a unique liqueur.

Award-Winning Umeshu

In 2009, Kiuchi Umeshu clinched the top prize in Japan at the prestigious Temma Tenjin Umeshu Competition in Osaka. This event, recognized as the largest umeshu competition in Japan, attracts over 100 breweries from across the country, showcasing 160 different brands of umeshu. The final judging on March 8, 2009, saw Kiuchi Umeshu emerge as the premier choice, solidifying its status as the best umeshu in Japan.

The Art of Umeshu Crafting

For a sake brewery deeply connected to the heritage of Hitachi no ume, a renowned ume fruit variety from Ibaraki, crafting umeshu is a necessity. Local ume fruit undergo a meticulous soaking process in the spirits of Hitachino Nest Beer, yielding a distinct umeshu that embodies Kiuchi Brewery's unwavering commitment to quality and tradition.

Sparkling Umeshu: A New Sensation

Introducing a delightful innovation, Kiuchi Brewery presents Sparling Umeshu, a sparkling plum wine that tantalizes the senses. Crafted by pickling ume fruit from Ibaraki Prefecture in a spirit distilled from Hitachino Nest Beer, this liqueur boasts a slightly sweet and dry finish. Immerse yourself in the refreshing aroma of hops, coupled with light sweetness, sharp acidity, and the pleasing effervescence that defines this unique creation. Experience the next level of umeshu with Sparling Umeshu—a delightful symphony of flavors and textures.


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