Etsu Handcrafted Gin
Asahikawa distillery made this unique gin on the Northern island of Hokkaido in Japan. The main botanicals – green bitter orange peel, coriander, licorice and angelica root – macerate for more than 24h in neutral cane spirit distilled thanks to a copper still with a swan neck to 83% vol. It is then diluted down to 43% vol with water sourced from the Taisetsu Mountains and filtered through charcoal for optimal purity. "Clear. Floral & vegetal aromas, notes of citrus fruits with yuzu persistent. Fresh and well-balanced flavor, notes of peppers with hints of green teas and berries. Sansho pepper ending on yuzu aromas."
San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2018 – Double Gold Medal