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Hyakunen Umeshu Premium Edition

100 year premium umeshu(plum wine) from Mito in Ibaraki prefecture goes great over ice. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this aged plum liquor mixed with Brandy, brown sugar, white sugar, and honey at 20% alc. What away to cool off during summer.

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This umeshu is extremely rare because it comes from umeshu trees that are a hundred years old. The actual umeshu is five years old, and is only available once a year during summer.

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