The Umeshu is a japanese liquor obtained from the maceration of the ume (plum still unripe and green) in alcohol with the addition of cane sugar crystallized. It has a sweet flavour, slightly bitter, and an alcohol content of 10-15 degrees. The plums used for this type of liquor are among the most precious of Japan. They come mainly from Wakayama (Kyūshū). Among these, the Nankou Ume, plum by fleshy pulp and the bone small.