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Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 00:55
Hi.

Are there any recommendations for some good (award winning ?) umeshu ?
Will be in Japan next month and would like to buy a few bottles home.

Previously tried the Suntory 5 years Umeshu with brandy which I got from the duty free shop.
Nice but I think it may be quite ordinary among umeshu connoisseurs.
Only for export not available domestically.

Thanks in advance.
by lifesucketh  

Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 13:12
If you're going to be spending any time in Tokyo, I would recommend having dinner at Daichi no Okurimono - it's a natural foods buffet restaurant where you can try 100 different kinds of umeshu with your meal.
http://bento.com/rev/2701.html

Umeshu is usually made from shochu, less often from sake, and occasionally from other liquors like brandy. Personally I prefer sake umeshu, but it doesn't last as long as shochu umeshu.

Yuzushu is another fruit liqueur that's becoming more popular.
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Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 13:20
Thanks Umami Dearest for the tips.

Unfortunately we will not be visiting Tokyo this time, only Matsue/Tottori/ Kyotango/Kyoto and Osaka.

I found this site but not sure how reliable it is :
http://umeshu.in/compe/2016

Yes, have seen yuzushu in the shops, any recommendations ?

Cheers.
by lifesucketh rate this post as useful

Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 13:53
I like Hououbiden umeshu. I see it in stores in Tokyo quite often, but I have no idea if it's easy to find in western Japan....
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Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 14:01
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Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 15:17
(Oops, sorry, I meant I like Hououbiden *yuzushu*, not umeshu.)

That link you posted is for Hououbiden's peach liqueur, which is also quite good.

Here's the yuzushu: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/umeshu/8002hououbiden-yuzu1800/



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Re: Award Winning (recommended) Umeshu 2017/5/13 15:29
ah, great.
Many thanks for the link, let me check i tout if it is available for sale in Osaka.
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