The Unique Taste of Bols Genever: The Dutch Gin-Whiskey Hybrid

Are you loking for a unique spirit that has the complexity of and the herbal notes of gin? Look no further than Bols Genever, the -based botanical spirit that's made only in certain parts of The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.

Bols Genever is a true Dutch delicacy, crafted from a blend of wheat, corn, and that are triple distilled in copper pot stills. The resulting malt is then blended with neutral and an array of 22 carefully selected botanicals—including juniper berries—creating a flavor profile unlike any other. On the nose you'll detect notes of citrus and spice with subtle herbal undertones. On the palate there's a balance between sweet and savory with a hint of juniper on the finish.

This unique spirit pairs wonderfully with tonic or for classic like a Gin & Tonic or Tom Collins. Or try your hand at creating original drinks for your friends by pairing Bols Genever with or sweet liquors like amaretto or peach schnapps. If you're feeling adventurous, use it as an alternative to whiskey in traditional whiskey-based cocktails like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, Bols Genever is sure to add something special to your next cocktail hour! So if you're ready to try something new and explore the unique flavors Holland has to offer, pick up a bottle today!

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Availability of Genever in the United States

Yes, you can get genever in the United States. Genever is a malt-based botanical spirit that has a distinct flavor profile, which makes it unique from other spirits. It is produced in an area that covers the Netherlands, Belgium, and parts of France and Germany. This has earned it the nickname “Holland gin.” Although not widely available in the United States, you can purchase genuine genever from specialty liquor stores or online retailers. When shopping for genuine genever, be sure to look for brands labeled as “jenever” or “jenevers” to ensure authenticity.

What Type of Alcohol is Bols Genever?

Bols Genever is an spirit made from a blend of malt wine and neutral spirits. Malt wine, which is made from a combination of wheat, corn and rye, is triple distilled in copper pot stills to create this unique spirit. This blended mixture is then combined with botanicals including juniper, giving Bols Genever its distinct flavor profile. Bols


In conclusion, Bols Genever is a unique and flavorful spirit that combines the best of both gin and whiskey. With its malt wine grain base composed of wheat, rye and corn and the addition of 22(!) botanicals, it creates a complex flavor profile with subtle hints of juniper. Whether you're looking for an interesting new drink to try or a delicious cocktail ingredient, Bols Genever is a great choice for any occasion.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.