The Japanese Bitters

The Japanese Bitters - Umami


The Japanese Umami Bitters are packed full of savoury, smoky, salty goodness that is sure to add depth to your next drink. Experience savoury notes of funky fermentation and a touch of astringency. They include carefully selected high-quality ingredients from all over Japan from kelp, bonito flakes, and dried shiitake mushrooms, which contain the most umami components. Try this in a Bloody Mary riff, add a savoury kick to your Old Fashioned, or go deep with a delicious Umami Mezcal Negroni.

Umami, a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes together with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Umami can be translated as "pleasant savoury taste". This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai "delicious" and mi "taste". The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general sense of a food as delicious.

  • 100mL (3.4oz) glass bottle
  • ABV: 27%
  • Tasting notes: Mushroom, seaweed, miso, soy sauce, salty.
  • Ingredients: Neutral spirits (local), seaweed, bonito, shiitake mushroom
  • Made in Japan


    Japanese Umami Bitters: 3-4 dashes
    Mezcal: 20mL
    Campari: 20mL
    Sweet Vermouth: 20mL


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