Plum wine (liqueur)
Main ingredients: Awamori, plum, brown sugar Alcohol content: 16%
The sweetness of the plum wine is made using local brown sugar from Okinawa, and only Nanko plums from Minabe, Kishu, are marinated in rich awamori. The rich flavor and richness are much deeper than unaged plum wine, and combined with the sweetness and acidity, it creates an elegant mood.
Brewed by: Sakiyama Sake Brewery
Founded in 1905 Kin Town, Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa has cultivated awamori, a unique type of shochu culture. The main ingredient is Thai rice, and the difference from rice shochu made in Kumamoto and other regions is that all the rice is made into koji and then fermented. Sakiyama was founded in Akada, overlooking Shuri Castle, and was so passionate about making awamori that it moved to Kin town in search of better water.