Kishinamien Umeshu Plum Sake 

Fans of ciders and perries will be on familiar ground with this fruity number – it's a sweet, gently acidic sake, tasting of plums, almonds and sweet marzipan. The Niizawa brewery and surrounding regions were heavily hit by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, and part of the proceeds from this booze goes towards rebuilding the local communities – another good reason for ordering a case or two of this delicious brew.