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Etter Kirsch AOP Zug Eau-de-Vie

The name Etter is synonymous with Swiss Kirsch, made by the same family since 1870. In this bottle is distilled more than 10 pounds of fresh mountain cherries exclusively of the region surrounding Zug. The brandies gently evolve for years in glass demijohns before bottling. Kirsch is famously enjoyed sipped neat after dinner, or as aperitif mixed with club soda. In cocktails it pairs magically with Génépy. In the kitchen, it's an essential ingredient in a traditional fondue.

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About Etter Soehne AG

The name Etter is synonymous worldwide with fine cherry brandy, or kirsch, as well as other clear fruit brandies, or eaux-de-vie. Paul Etter founded the distillery in the Swiss region of Zug in 1870. Etter remains a family-owned business, with the fourth generation, Eveline and Gabriel Galliker-Etter, taking the reins from longtime leader Hans Etter in 2012. Kirsch was the only expression produced by Etter until 1981, when the distillery started to expand its range. The brandies gently evolve for years in glass demijohns before bottling. This glass aging is essential to reveal the uncommon depth and richness of these spirits. The classic kirsch eau-de-vie is produced using small, black cherries sourced from the best locations around Lake Zug. Full details

About Zug AOP

The cultivation of cherries near the shores of the Zugersee lake dates back at least 600 years, with the first cherry distilleries appearing in the area in 1846. Farmers and producers banded together to form the “Kirschwasser-Gesellschaft in Zug” in 1870 to protect and promote true “Zuger” Kirsch brandy. Kirsch from the Zug AOP stands out for its intense concentration, ability to improve over years of aging in neutral vessels, and a prominent almond note, which comes from the high concentration of cherry pits in each production.

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Bishop Street Daiquiri

Bishop Street Daiquiri:

Shake with ice:

2 oz white rum

0.5 oz Etter Kirsch

0.75 oz lime juice

0.5 oz pink grapefruit juice

0.25 oz rich syrup

Fine strain into cocktail coupe.

Garnish with lime wheel.

La Contadi

1 oz Hayman's London Dry Gin

1 oz Etter Kirsch

1 oz Comoz Blanc Vermouth

Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Fogarty's Highball

Build in collins glass:

0.75 oz Hayman’s Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin

0.75 oz Dolin Genepy le Chamois

0.75 oz Etter Kirsch

0.5 oz lime juice

0.25 oz rich syrup

Add ice.

Stir to combine.

Top with club soda.

Kirsch Highball #1

Build in highball glass:

1 oz japanese whisky

0.5 oz Etter Kirsch

1 tsp Dolin Genepy le Chamois

Add ice.

Top with 4.5 oz soda.


Express and discard lemon peel.

Rose Cocktail

Shake with ice:

2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry

1 oz Etter Kirsch

1 tsp raspberry syrup or jam

Strain into cocktail glass.

Garnish with cocktail cherry.

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 5070NVZugCHBrandy; Fruit41.0%375/12T Cap761069340003776106930019998.76 kg