Made by infusing ume plum into Sake with a pinch of sea salt
ABV: 7%, 720ml
Shio Ume is packed with plum, salt and savoury notes - and a hint of mushroom umami on the finish.
Salt brings out the flavour of plum; for Shio Ume, the brewers use the traditional salt-making method featuring "Umi no Sei", a type of salt full of natural minerals.
Drink: on the rocks, with fruit salad or even poured over ice cream
Tasted this with the Ebisu Fuku Ume to contrast the two. This has an interesting salty honeyed aroma. Lovely combination of plum and cherry to taste, with a real depth of flavour. With only 7% alcohol, it would be a very good alternative to stronger liqueurs and works nicely with ice.