Made from fresh plum infused in brandy and aged for 20 years.
ABV: 12%, 720ml
Produced in: Osaka
Alcohol base: Brandy
Profile: Sweet 3/5, Heavy 4/5
Refreshing and light, Ebisu Fuku Ume is made with ripe plums pickled in an in-house brandy made by Osaka’s Kawachi Wine, and aged for 20 years to a secret recipe.
Kawachi Wine are located an hour’s drive from Osaka. With a passion for wine, umeshu and brandy that goes back four generations, Kawachi Wine cultivate fresh grapes and brew their own wine.
The label designs for this exclusive series feature the Seven Gods of Fortune from Japanese mythology. Ebisu is the God of fortune, of fishing and commerce.
Drink: on the rocks, as a digestif
Excellent taste refreshing and light Plum brandy
Subtle backward nose. Red currant and marzipan. Reminded me of a bake well tart. Super entry and very soft. Flavours similar to a Pedro Ximenez and Christmas cake. Just a tick if bitterness in the finish.
EBISU FUKU UME TASTING
Tasted this in conjunction with the Shiu Umo. This has a lovely Bakewell tart aroma of marzipan and cherry. Definitely tastes stronger and more like a wine than the Shio Ume with a rounded plum flavour that I enjoyed immensely. The brandy is very well integrated and not overt at all. Was great at a cool room temperature but also good with ice.