Oka Kura Yuzu Liqueur
Proof: 24% Alc/Vol
Description: Introducing a truly captivating creation, the exquisite Yuzu Liqueur made with precision and care. Crafted from a neutral rice distillate infused with the essence of fresh yuzu peel, this liqueur captures the essence of Japan's beloved aromatic citrus fruit.
The process begins with a meticulous maceration of fresh yuzu peel overnight in the neutral rice spirit, followed by a delicate distillation using a pot still. To enhance the complexity and depth of flavor, the foundational base spirit undergoes an additional three-week maceration with fresh yuzu peel. The result is a symphony of citrus notes that dance on your palate, tantalizing your taste buds.
Embrace the delightful aromas of fresh yuzu peel oils and candied lemon, enticing your senses from the first encounter. As you take a sip, the plucky palate reveals a harmonious balance of light acidity and subtle highlights of white flower. The experience concludes with a gentle lingering of delicate violet and a touch of tannin on the finish, leaving a lasting impression.
With a gentle 24% ABV, this lovely liqueur offers a silky rendering of Japan's most beloved citrus fruit. While not a direct substitute for triple sec or curaçao in classic margaritas, it finds its place in a shochu- or sake-based sour, providing a low-ABV interpretation that delights the palate and introduces a new dimension of flavor.