柚子と生姜のお酒 (Yuzu and Ginger Liqueur) – Kikkoman, 10% ABV, (Tokyo, Japan)

On the front label:

“「徳島県産柚子」使用、「高知県産生姜」使用 (Made with Tokushima Yuza and Kochi Ginger)”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B+
  • Why I like it: Complex and deep
  • Where I got it: Kichijioji (吉祥寺), Tokyu dept. store, Jan-2012
  • How much: ¥780 ($10.50), 500ml
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: Yep
  • Would I recommend this to liqueur afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes (straight, chilled): pours cloudy yellow, medium viscosity, sugary sweet bitter lemon on the nose, hints of bitter seville orange as well. Tastes of bitter lemon+orange, a bit of chamomile, mild ginger burn and fragrant ginger flavour. Excellent balance of fruit-bitter-spicy. Good sweetness and mouthfeel.