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Asabiraki “Ume Kanon”
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Asabiraki “Ume Kanon”

Iwate prefecture

$36.10 member price
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Soft and mild. 100% Junmai sake with plum

Plum mixed with 100% Junmai sake. Unlike plum wine made with distilled spirit, it doesn't have that alcohol smell. Very mild aroma of plums, soft on the palete. Great aperitif as well as digestif with ice cream.


Brand Asabiraki
Brewery Asabiraki
Category Other
Subcategory Umeshu (Plum Wine)
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Rice variety N/A
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 12.5%
Acidity ? N/A
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Asabiraki “Ume Kanon” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Asabiraki “Ume Kanon” - Iwate prefecture

Asabiraki is made in Iwate prefecture in the Tohoku region.

Taste Metrics

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Tasting Notes

  • Plum

  • Honey


Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif



Founded by a seventh-generation samurai turned merchant in 1871, the name Asabiraki comes from an ancient poem depicting an early morning boat journey symbolizing a new start. Their innumerable accolades are credited to Masahiko Fujio, their brewmaster since 1984. Preserving the skills of the Nanbu Toji Guild rooted in the region known for “pretty” sake with no off-flavors, his motto is “Always stick to the basics.” He has said, “Sake brewing is agriculture. We must not spare time and effort.” He’s also helped develop the prefectural sake rice called Ginginga, which is featured in some of Asabiraki’s products.

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