How do you drink Jonge jenever?
Nowadays, jenever is served from the freezer like vodka. However, jonge jenever used to be drunk at room temperature with sugar and a spoon similar to absinthe. Occasionally, jonge jenever may instead be served with on the rocks in a tumbler glass with ice.
What is Jonge genever?
Unlike most gins, genever it is a blend of two very different spirits – botanical-infused neutral spirit and malt-wine, a kind of unaged whisk(e)y. Genever retains more of the flavour of its base ingredients – rye, malted barley and maize – than most common gin styles, which are based on neutral spirit alone.
What is the difference between gin and genever?
Gin can be distilled from any raw material, while genever is always made from grains like rye, malted barley and corn. Gin can be distilled from any raw material, while genever is always made from grains like rye, malted barley and corn. No wonder genever producers often describe it as a cross between gin and whiskey.
What drink is Amsterdam known for?
The local spirit is jenever (Dutch gin), normally taken straight and chilled as a chaser with a glass of beer, but it is sometimes drunk with mixers. It is available in numerous flavours. The most popular beer brands in Amsterdam are Amstel and the ubiquitous Heineken, which is also produced in the city.
What drink is called Dutch?
There are many drinks that can be described as typically Dutch, the best-known being beer and jenever, hugely popular both in the Netherlands and abroad. In bars across the country, and at events and festivals, beer is a popular choice and if you ask, you are likely to find jenever too!
What kind of gin is Bols Genever made of?
Like whiskey, genever can also be jonge (young), oude (old), and is sometimes aged in oak. Bols also makes Damrak Gin, a brand that combines 17 botanicals, including juniper berry, Valencia orange peel, and coriander.
When did the Bols family start making genever?
The Bols family began producing Dutch genever in 1664. Amsterdam’s existence as a trading city in the 1600s gave Bols access to many spices, herbs, and fruits. The Bols genever recipe was recreated in 1820 using a complex mix of botanicals.
When did Bols start making barrel aged genever?
Amsterdam’s existence as a trading city in the 1600s gave Bols access to many spices, herbs, and fruits. The Bols genever recipe was recreated in 1820 using a complex mix of botanicals. And while its barrel-aged genever launched internationally in 2010, Bols started resting genever on oak – French Limousin oak, to be exact – in 1883.
Who is the master distiller of Bols Genever?
Genever is experiencing a revival here and around the world. When VinePair sat down with Bols master distiller Piet van Leijenhorst earlier this year, we learned a great deal about the mysterious spirit, as well as Bols’ history.