Old Genever By the Dutch

By the Dutch

Old Genever is a handcrafted blend of pure maltwine and a distillate of Juniper berries and other botanicals, made according to a secret recipe dating back to 1942. The renowned Herman Jansen Distillery in the Netherlands controls production from grain to bottle.

Special proportions of grain are used–

  • Rye (Rogge): provides a strong and a bit harsh flavor.
  • Malted Barley (Gemoute Gerst): Malted barley contains the enzymes critical to the fermentation process.
  • Corn (Maïs), introduced in Europe in the 18th century, to smooth out the edges from the rye.

The Master Distiller carefully blends the 4 components–

  • Pure maltwine
  • Maltwine re-distilled in a small pot-still loaded with Juniper berries
  • Maltwine re-distilled to reach 75% alc
  • Maltwine re-distilled with a special mixture of botanicals.

Tasting Notes
A perfect balance of aroma and mouth-feel, smooth and malty.
Color: Pale yellow hue
Nose: Complex and spicy with delicate malty aroma’s and a hint of juniper, anise, citrus peel, cloves, cinnamon and orange flowers
Taste: Nuanced, spicy and slightly malty flavor with notes of juniper, anise, bitter orange, cloves, cinnamon and cumin

38% alc/vol

Genever History

The origin of English Gin is Dutch Genever. In 1650 Franciscus Sylvius, a Dutch doctor, created Dutch Genever as a medicine that was used by soldiers in the Thirty Years War. English troops hailed the spirit for its warming properties and calming effects, thus the phrase, ‘Dutch Courage’.

By the Dutch Batavia Arrack


 Gold Medal · The Gin Masters 2016 

90 points ‧ LA Int’l Spirits Competition 2016

 4.5 Stars · Difford’s Guide · Excellent 
“Generous juniper. Dough balls, pastry dough, pine and buttery chamois leather with black pepper spice.”

Dutch Negroni

1.5 oz By the Dutch Old Genever
1 oz Tuvè Bitter
1 oz Drapò Rosso Vermouth
Add ingredients to mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with orange half-wheel or large orange twist.