Suntory´s Umeshu Yamazaki Cask is a very special premium fruit liqueur. It matures in roasted oak casks of the famous and multiple award-winning Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky, also from Suntory. This gives it a very subtle and well-balanced taste and surpasses every "traditional" umeshu in taste.
Maturing in whiskey barrels gives the Umeshu Yamazaki Cask very special notes of wood and vanilla in combination with fruity components of the ume. Only local fruits are used without the use of dyes or other additives. Flavors of almond, apricot and dried fruit round out the balanced taste of this Umeshu. A small amount of whiskey (5 percent) makes this premium liqueur particularly delicious, giving it a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. During the finish, slight notes of the whisky barrel can be detected. The Umeshu is bottled in Suntory's traditional whisky bottles at the Yamazaki distillery. The ume is often referred to as a Japanese plum, but botanically it is a type of apricot.
Umeshu is a popular and traditional drink in Japan, drunk straight, on the rocks or, especially in summer, prolonged with soda water. The Umeshu Yamazaki Cask provides a real explosion of taste in the mouth.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 17% vol
Dispensed only topersons of full age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
Suntory is one of the five largest spirits producers in the world and Japan's largest whisky producer with a market share of 70 percent. The company was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii and is one of the oldest in the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Originally Suntory was a brewery and distillery, but the business areas have been steadily expanded. Today Suntory produces almost everything from coffee and soft drinks to fine wines, alcopops, beer, ice cream and flowers. The company is based in Osaka. In April 2014, Suntory bought out the spirits giant Beam Inc. for 13.6 billion dollars. Since then, the company has been represented in Germany as Beam Suntory. The Suntory Group includes brands such as Laphroaig, Marker's Mark, Canadian Club, Sauza Tequila and the German winery Robert Weil. However, Suntory is known beyond Japan for its excellent whiskies such as Yamazaki and Hibiki. The Yamazaki Single Malt was launched in 1984 and won the gold medal at the International Spirit Competition (ISC) in Great Britain for the first time in 2003. Since then it has been celebrated as the best-selling Japanese Single Malt. Suntory ISC has already received the coveted "Distiller of the Year" award several times in a row. Nowadays, the company can hardly be saved from prizes for its great whiskies. Suntory also became famous through the film "Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola with Bill Murray in the leading role. This is where the famous quote "For relaxing times make it Suntory time!" came from, which Bill Murray had to recite in a commercial for Hibiki 17. Many people claim that this was the beginning of the boom after Japanese whisky.