We don't plonk stuff on the shelf and hope - we hand pick and curate, then ask you questions and try to find the right thing for your moment/palate/budget/journey, and due to the way Japanese boozy treats are sold into us, we don't really get the opportunity to learn the same way we do with many other producers. So we can tend to be a little bit shy in this space.
This Yuzushu is so fricking delicious that it doesn't need a backstory, but thanks to Google Translate we think that Sekai Itto was founded in 1885 by someone called Megumi from Wakayama City. We reckon the fruit was grown in Ryujin village. It looks pretty!
It's wonderfully aromatic, and delivers intense Yuzu flavours with a luscious velvet texture, and plenty of sweetness framed beautifully by sour citrus acidity and a gentle pithy bitterness. It takes an awful lot of willpower to not walk home with one of these on a regular basis, or polish the bottle off in a sitting once it has been opened.