Monday, June 21, 2010

Last Year's Ume-shu

We tasted last year's ume-shu (plum liqueur) for the first time on Saturday. It was made in May 2009. It's our homemade with about 2.5 pounds of plums, 2.5 liters of shochu, and 1.5 pounds of rock sugar. The jar was stored in the dark cool place for the entire time.

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the bottom layers of the plums are now shriveled after 1+ year. The color was developed into light amber. The taste was already quite nice with the mild tartness, fresh plum, and very smooth texture. lovely. Each of us had just a glass on the rocks. We will get it back to the storage and want to age it further for more deep flavor.