The best way to describe what a Genever is, imagine that whisky & gin had a baby. Genever is a spirit that originated from the Netherlands. It starts with a mash (like whisky) and ends with botanicals (like gin)!
The grain spirit is distilled from equal parts corn, rye and malted barley. The corn brings a rich sweetness, the rye spiciness and the malted barley provides the backbone. The new spirit is triple distilled in a small pot still. Then it is partially distilled a fourth time with selected botanicals, juniper, Licorice and aniseed. Finally, the spirit and the botanical distillate are blended and reduced to 45% abv before ageing in small oak barrels. Final alcohol level is 38% abv.
Aromas of vanilla, licorice, juniper, orange peel, confectioner sugar, and oak. While the palate shows notes of oaky vanilla, toffee and fudge.
Enjoy over ice, neat, or as a delicious Old Fashion!