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Etsu Handcrafted Japanese Gin (700ml)

Hokkaido, JAPAN
$98. 99
$1187.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%
Produced on Japan's northern island at the Asahikawa distillery using 100% cane spirit, Etsu has some interesting botanicals including green bitter orange peel and Yuzu. Awarded a double gold medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition in 2018. Comes beautifully packaged.

Tasting note: Clear. Juniper gives way to bitter citrus peel (orange / Yuzu), angelica and hints of liquorice root. A silky gin with an ethereal feel offering flavours of pine shoots, distant aniseed, peppercorns and citrus oils. Ends supremely balanced with bitter peel and juniper freshness. Sophisticated and beautifully integrated . 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Clear color. Aromas and flavors of dried lime, lemongrass, sancho pepper, eucalyptus, bay, and juniper with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long finish with overtones of jasmine and leather conditioner finish. A masculine of center gin with pervasive notes of dried herbs. 94 points - tastings.com