THE HERBALIST YASO, Niigata’s Echigo herbal craft gin brand, was awarded Double Gold for 「THE HERBALIST YASO GIN」 & 「THE HERBALIST YASO GIN ORANGE」 at 『TWSC2023』, one of the largest liquor competitions in Asia!

We are pleased to announce that our company has won the Gold Award at the Tokyo Whiskey & Spirits Competition (TWSC2023), the largest whiskey and spirits competition in Asia!

Gold Prize in the Western Wine Category 『THE HERBALIST YASO GIN』
Name : Spirits
Capacity : 700ml
ALC. : 45%.
Characteristics : 20 botanicals are distilled 7 times to maximize the aroma of each of the 20 botanicals that create the carefully selected aroma. The fresh, fruity, sweet aroma is wrapped with herbaceous notes to create a special flavor that THE HERBALIST YASO believes is herbal and refreshing to the nose.

Gold Prize in the Western Wine category 『THE HERBALIST YASO GIN ORANGE』

Name : Spirits
Capacity : 700ml
ALC. : 45%.
Scheduled release date : May 10, 2023 12:00 *Scheduled to ship sequentially from June.
This new craft gin is richly infused with orange peel.
It is made with sour and juicy Valencia orange peel and sweet and aromatic navel orange peel, with spices added.

Western Wine Category Concurrent Award Winners
In addition to THE HERBALIST YASO GIN & THE HERBALIST YASO GIN ORANGE, which won the Gold Award, we also received a Silver Award (1 product) in the Western Wine category.

Silver Prize in Western Wine Category 『Echigo Yakuso Distillery Limited THE HERBALIST YASO GIN』
Product name: Echigo Yakuso Distillery Limited THE HERBALIST YASO GIN
Name : Spirits
Content : 700ml
ALC. : 45%.
Distilled from Koshihikari rice grown in Niigata Prefecture and cedar from Uonuma, this craft gin is the perfect way to enjoy Niigata. This special gin has a clean taste finished with a new distillation system and a soft aroma of Koshihikari.

【What is the Tokyo Whiskey & Spirits Competition?】

○One of the largest in Asia and the only one in Japan
It is the only whisky, spirits and shochu fair in Japan and one of the largest in Asia.
(Cumulative results of all four TWSC)
2,711 bottles on display: 962 whisky bottles, 955 spirits bottles, 794 shochu bottles

○Blind tasting for judging
Blind tastings are judged seriously, without the judges being influenced by extraneous information.

【What is YASO?】

“Spirits”, “Gin”, and “Absinthe” were created by using alcohol produced as a byproduct in the process of manufacturing health foods (enzyme products) made from 80 kinds of wild herbs, and are the one and only alcohol produced by Echigo Yakuso, which has been researching wild herbal enzymes for over 40 years with health as its theme.

We will continue to strive forward with confidence and pride, and we look forward to your continued patronage.