Soh Spirits, makers of Kikori Whiskey, have introduced a liqueur, Yuzuri. This new liqueur, derived from Kikori rice whiskey, is made using the yuzu fruit, an exotic and fragrant citrus best described as the love child of lemon and mandarin with traces of grapefruit.
The process of making Yuzuri includes handpicking the yuzu – harvested just once a year in the fall – and delicately cutting and squeezing each piece by hand. The whole yuzu fruit is then blended with pure rice spirits and sugar – made from locally grown sugar beets and Australian sugarcane – and allowed to thoroughly steep for 30 days. Like Kikori, the locally grown rice and pristine mountain waters of Kumamoto lie at the heart of Yuzuri, both lending a smooth drinkability and balanced flavor.
Yuzuri (750ml/30% ABV) is now available for a suggested retail price of $45.00 in the U.S. online at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, and at fine retailers in California including Cask, Wine House and select BevMo locations.