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Yachiyoden produces sweet potato shochu using 100% sweet potatoes grown on site at the distillery in Tarumizu, Kagoshima, a location East of Sakurajima volcano known for their onsen (hot springs). Crio is distilled from sweet potatoes that are hand-harvested and then frozen prior to steaming and fermentation.
On the nose get notes of peach cobbler, while the on the palate you can taste brown sugar, walnut, and white pepper. This shochu will delight the grappa-lover.
As a muroka (unfiltered) shochu, it forgoes the standard charcoal filtration; the result is a drink full of intense sweet potato character. So intense in fact, that this shochu benefits from a little bit of decanting: we recommend letting it sit out for a few minutes after you pour it. It really opens up after some oxidation.