Heiwa Shuzo Tsuru-Ume Lemon

Heiwa Shuzo Tsuru-Ume Lemon

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Tsuru-ume Lemon is a seasonal limited Tsuru-ume from Heiwa Shuzo. Fruit is harvested in the Winter and squeezed with the skin left on so that you can enjoy the powerful zestiness and balancing light bitterness (think Campari!) in this rich lemony sake. Super bright, super refreshing, adult lemonade.

Enjoy on the rocks or with a bit of sparkling water for a low ABV cocktail. Just a tablespoon of this will bring forth cascades of lemon flavor in any cocktail, sugar syrup, or baked good, so experiment wildly!


  • Prefecture: Wakayama
  • Grade: Junmai (sake base)
  • Acidity: 1.7  
  • Water: Koyasan Nansui (soft)   
  • Alcohol: 7%


Heiwa Shuzo was founded in 1928 and is located just outside Kainan City in Wakayama. The site where the brewery is located was a temple for over 500 years before the brewery was established. It wasn't until 1957 when Sake production commenced full-time. The brewery is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, blessed with high precipitation, resulting in a boundless supply of good quality soft spring water, perfect for brewing Sake.

Their incredibly soft and luscious water, known as Koyasan Nansui, flows down from Koyasan temple, a world heritage site. Heiwa gained massive popularity in Japan and overseas for their “KID” brand of sake. The name “KID” is an abbreviation of combining “kisshu”, the region where Wakayama lies, and “fudo” meaning environment. The name “KID” is also indicative of the sake’s playful, bright and energetic profile. Heiwa won Brewer of the Year at IWC in back to back years (2019 & 2020) a feat never accomplished by any other sake brewery.