Is genever the same as gin?

Genever is a lot like gin. Both contain juniper, and often familiar spices like coriander or anise; citrus peels; or bittering agents like orris root or angelica. But it’s also not gin. Gin can be made anywhere while genever has specific regional denominations.

Is Bols gin a genever?

Bols has been making genever in Holland since 1664. While English gin is now very popular in America, back in the 19th century the malty Dutch version (genever) was a best seller. Many of the cocktails that are currently made with gin were originally made with genever. Bols Genever was reintroduced to America in 2008.

How do you drink Bols Genever?

Jenever is usually poured to the rim of the glass, so you’re advised not to pick up the glass but rather bend over and try to get the first sip without touching it. Real connoisseurs of jenever suggest that you drink it slowly like a whisky. Old jenever is typically drunk as a digestive while the young as an aperitif.

How do you serve Bols genever?

How do you serve 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.

How strong is genever?

Alcohol strength is between 46%-48% abv, and has a very strong malted grain flavor.

What is Bols liqueur?

Bols Liqueurs is the number one liqueur range worldwide and comprises more than 45 unique flavours, divided into different groups; citrus, orchard, berries, tropical, herbs & botanicals. These premium liqueurs that Bols has been making since 1575 are widely used by bartenders to create cocktails and are also consumed at home.

What is Geneva liquor?

Jenever (Dutch: [jəˈneːʋər] ( listen), English: /dʒəˈniːvər/), also known as genièvre, genever, peket, or in the English-speaking world as Dutch gin or Hollands (archaic: Holland gin or Geneva gin), is the juniper-flavored national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Belgium, from which gin evolved.

What is Genever Gin?

Genever is a predecessor to the style of gin that we know as London Dry Gin. Traditionally the base of Genever had a high percentage of Malt Wine (15%-50%), resulting in a spirit that had similar weight on the palate and malty notes like whiskey, and an herbal component that is common with gin.