Etsu The Original

Etsu is an artisanal gin born from an ancestral recipe. It means “pleasure” in Japanese.

Distilled at the Asahikawa distillery on the northern island of Hokkaido, Etsu gin is distinguished by the balance of the botanicals that compose it and by the purity of the water from the Taisetu mountain. For added strength and character, this gin is distilled with the botanicals after 22 hours of maceration.

Juniper berries, liquorice and angelica roots, coriander seeds but also Japanese yuzu and bitter orange peel blend perfectly in this fresh and round gin.

A true ode to Japan, Etsu is ideal for cocktails or with a tonic.

43° – 70 cl

*Exclusively for US residents

96 pts – Gold – 2024

The Spirits Business
– Global Gin Masters –
Gold 2023

The Spirits Business
– Spirits Masters Asia –
Gold 2022


Crafted from botanicals that are, for some, only grown in Japan, Etsu offers a unique sensory journey in the land of the rising sun, between tradition and modernity.

The pre-dried japanese yuzu peel creates zesty and fresh notes.


Bitter orange peel delivers body and a citrus-based flavour profile.


The presence of coriander seeds adds a touch of sweetness and a hint of minty freshness.


Juniper is the queen botanical of gin. These berries provide a tangy, peppery flavour.


Liquorice root gives an aniseed and woody taste with a touch of bitterness.


Angelica root offers characteristic bitter notes and warmth feeling in the mouth.

Tasting notes


Clear, transparent.


Floral and vegetal, with pronounced citrus notes.


Fresh and well balanced with pepper notes and a touch of liquorice.


Rounded, supple, silky.


The must-have cocktail sublimated by Etsu to make at home.

See the recipe

[ Ingredients ]

  • Etsu The Original | 5 cl
  • Mediterranean Tonic | 10 cl
  • Lemon Zest | 1

[ Preparation ]

  1. Pour the gin into a balloon, highball or old-fashioned glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Add the tonic, stir and add the lemon peel.

It’s ready to enjoy!


An elegant and exotic cocktail, bringing you straight to Japan.

See the recipe

[ Ingredients ]

  • Etsu The Original | 45ML
  • Green Tea Geisha | 20ML
  • Litchi Syrup | 15ML
  • Lime Juice | 22,5ML
  • Egg White | 20ML

[ Preparation ]

  1. Pour the gin and syrup into a cup glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add the tonic and stir.

It’s ready, now enjoy!

Etsu range

Etsu Pacific Ocean Water

A surprising gin with a unique iodine flavour from the use of deep Pacific Ocean water.

Etsu Double Orange

Japanese bitter orange peel is the key ingredient in this fresh recipe with its citrus flavour profile.

Etsu Double Yuzu

Japanese yuzu and matcha tea match perfectly in this gin with its fresh and zesty notes.

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