This product is recommended especially for the ones, who haven’t been interested in Umeshu (Plum liqueur) because of its heavy style.
Unlike an ordinary plum liqueur, which often has a heavy taste, Ginkoubai is made with sake and it offers a light and elegant style and the great harmony of sweet and sour flavor.
Plum liqueurs are usually made by soaking plums and sugar into distilled alcohol, and the taste becomes thick and sweet like honey.
We use a different method for making Ginkoubai. We first wait for the plums (from Fukui) to be fully ripe, and then press them slowly to extract pure plum juice with the pressing machine called “SAKAFUNE,” which is normally used for sake making. After that, we carefully blend that juice with sugar and our Junmai sake. This technique makes Ginkoubai to attain its lighter flavor and elegant sake undertones.
- Fukui Prefecture