For a relaxing time, make it Sun . . . On second thought, make it daiyamé time with Yamato Zakura from Ichiki Kagoshima.
At ¥2,600 a bottle, this shōchū cost two to three times more than other shōchū but more than makes up for it in flavor. It also has a higher alcohol content (35% Alc.Vol.) than most shōchū.
Made with murasaki Imo (purple sweet potatoes)
Produced by Yamato Zakura Shuzō, located in Ichiki Kushikino City in the northeastern part of Kagoshima prefecture.