Since then we have mastered the art of distillation, and passed on this knowledge from one Master Distiller to the next. Bols Genever is based on the original 1820 Bols Genever recipe that was used in many cocktails in the 19th century. It’s still as complex and powerful today. In fact, in the mid-1800s it outsold gin (which is derived from genever) by as much as 450-to-1 in the United States. In the 19th century it played an important part in the rise of the cocktail in America, when one in four cocktails were made with Dutch genever, thanks to its smooth malty taste. This is a totally authentic and unique drink that should be tried by anyone with an interest in gin. The ancestor of modern gin, Jenever is produced in Belgium and the Netherlands, where it is still extremely popular. Stored for 18 months in oak casks from the French Limousin region – hence its pale golden color and sweet, rich, oaky, flavor. Strain into a prechilled coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist. Now bartenders and connoisseurs can taste the origins of this exclusive spirit. Disclaimer|Terms and Conditions|Privacy Statement|All rights reserved2020 Lucas Bols, Paulus Potterstraat 14 1071 CZ Amsterdam The Netherlands. Genever’s unique mixability has made it a favorite among modern bartenders—here are 10 modern genever cocktails to get to know. Bols. Bols works in close collaboration with professional bartenders from all over the world to develop new products, create new flavours and adapt old recipes, in-line with the cocktail trends of today. Casking: N/A. 21/02/2015. 22 (!) A rare genever style gin in the U.S. market and even rarer because this one is aged in Limousin Oak for at least 18 months before bottling. Malt spirit is the heart of genever. Bold, colourful and delightfully complex. Bols has been making genever in Holland since 1664. In the 19th century it played an important part in the rise of the cocktail in America, when one in four cocktails were made with Dutch genever, thanks to its smooth malty taste. Country of Origin: Holland. Combine the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, and stir well. Kopstootje (pronounced cop-stoat-cha, meaning ‘headbutt’ in Dutch) is a traditional Amsterdam genever-drinking ritual, where the drinker takes their first sip from an almost over-full tulip glass without using their hands − for fear of spilling. It is very similar in style to gin, and was in fact gin's precursor; juniper-flavored spirits originated in the Low Countries, and spread to England from there. Re-released in 2008, Bols Genever is an essential addition to any gin shelf, especially if you are seeking to make authentic historic cocktails. Reviews How We Pack 0.5 oz Bols Maraschino or Orange Curacao. Go to shop B-21. Region: Amsterdam, Holland. I picked up a bottle of Bols Genever last month and definitely agree it’s nothing like gin. 2 thoughts on “ Bols Genever ” Jessica March 28, 2014 at 8:39 am. A beautiful, old fashioned Genever made by the great Dutch distillers, Bols. In 1664 the Bols family started with the production of genever. Popular for ages in the Netherlands and Belgium, genever (also known as geneva, genievre, jenever, Holland gin, or Dutch gin) is a distilled malted spirit … It is is then rested in oak for a … Bols Genever. Rich and smooth texture with notes of juniper and a sweet tangy herbal … The European Union regulations specify that only liquor made in these two countries, two northern French departments and two German federal states can use the name jenever/genever/genièvre. You can learn all about it and sample some of the juniper-flavored liquor at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience. Genever can be broadly divided into three categories based on how much malt wine and how much sweetening has been added.