Hitachino Umeshu Highball

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Kiuchi Umeshu is produced by two step distillation of Hitachino Nest White Ale which is then aged with estate grown Ume (Japanese sour plums) for 7 months in stainless steel tanks. Final dilution down to 6% abv with sparkling water for this authentic Japanese highball.

12 oz. Can

about the producer


It may surprise you that some of Japan's best beers are made by a 200 year-old sake brewery. In fact, beer and sake are not too dissimilar. Both are built on a mash of grain and water, fermented with yeast, and both are best enjoyed with a good meal.

Kiuchi - which still brews sake today - added their beer brewery in 1996, after the Japanese government overhauled a complicated tax law that for years had effectively prohibited commercial beer making by all but a few large corporations. Within a year they had won a Gold Prize for their Amber Ale at a competition in Osaka and haven't looked back since.