Boomsma Beerenburger is still made according to the same tradition as 125 years ago. The process starts with a careful selection of the very best herbs, such as gentian, juniper berry, liquorice and laurel berry. These are mixed in the right proportions and steeped in alcohol, under the distiller's strict supervision, for at least two months. The result is a distinctive Beerenburger with a full taste and powerful aroma. It is a pure natural product, without any artificial colours, aromatic substances or flavorings.
Boomsma is an independent family-owned distillery which produces award-winning artisanal Dutch Genevers (the gin’s forerunner) as well as Bitters since its foundation in 1883. The company, run today by the fifth generation, crafts a wide range of spirits while keeping the family tradition and centuries’ old recipes alive through their flagship Friesland spirits.
The Boomsma “Jonge” and “oude” Genevers are still produced according to the process and principles set by Dirk Boomsma, the company founder. The blend of grain alcohol, malt wine, corn wine, botanicals and juniper distillate gives those spirits their rich and original flavors.
First prepared by 13th century Italian monks as herbal medicines and elixirs, Liqueurs are distilled spirits that have been combined with flavoring agents. A range of herbs, spices, nuts, fruits and flowers can be used, and a sweetener such as sugar or corn syrup is often added. While typically rather sweet, some examples are herbaceous or tart and pair exceptionally well with desserts or act as a delightful addition to cocktails.