Bols Genever Gin
Bols Genever is an award-winning classic cocktail spirit that combines the mixability of a white spirit and the complexity of a brown spirit.
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Still made with the original recipe from 1820, including 22 botanicals, this genever is clear in the glass with a warm, sweet vanilla-tinged aroma. The malty palate is grainy and slightly viscous, finishing long with vanilla and cinnamon heat.
With over four centuries of tradition, Bols has been making cordials longer than any other company in history. Bols still crafts its fine cordials, schnapps and brandies in the same manner perfected over more than four centuries ago in Holland.
Distilling is our oldest and most important method of extraction. All the key flavor ingredients for our genevers and liqueurs are obtained through distillation. During distillation, herbs and peels are soaked in a distillation still filled with water and alcohol. This mixture is then heated until the liquid evaporates and condenses in the coolness of the still. During evaporation the alcohol extracts and draws the essential oils from the herbs, creating a flavorful yet colorless extract called a distillate, which perfectly conveys the flavors of the original ingredients.
From the Dutch word for “juniper,” Genever is a blended spirit made in Belgium or Holland. To produce Genever, a Whiskey-like distillate from a combination of malted grains is combined with a neutral grain spirit, similar to Vodka, and then infused or further distilled with juniper and a wide range of spices and botanicals. It can be clear, lightly aged and light in color, or aged in oak for several years. Jonge (young) Genevers are usually milder in taste compared to oude (old) Genever, whose smokiness and heavier malt notes resemble Scotch Whiskies more than London Dry Gins.