Description Bols Genever Barrel Aged is aged on French oak casks for 18 months. Master Distiller Piet Van Leijenhorst, current secret recipe keeper and steward of Bols Genevers for over 25 years now, was inspired by the American bourbon tradition and decennial of experience in aging Genever by the Lucas Bols Company and decided that an original 19th century Bols Genever recipe would be perfect for aging on oak. Hand crafted by Piet and aged for at least 18 months, Bols Genever Barrel-Aged is the authentic aged Genever from Amsterdam, blended to perfection according to the original 19th-century Lucas Bols recipe and refined by time in Limousin oak casks. For the true connoisseur, Bols Barrel Aged Genever is a limited production that is stored for over two years in oak casks from the French Limousin region. These barrels impart a pale golden colour and a rich, oaky, sweet flavour to the genever. The heart of every quality Genever is malt wine – a rye, wheat and corn distillate triple distilled in copper pot stills, that is then blended with a unique bouquet of traditional Genever botanicals (hops, cloves, anise, licorice, ginger, juniper amongst many others). During the maturation process, the precious distillate undergoes a substantial change in colour, fragrance and flavour under the influence of the young wood. Bols Genever Barrel Aged represents true craftsmanship, authentic Dutch heritage and superb quality. The Bols Genever Clay Jug For centuries, Genever has been bottled and shipped around the world in brown clay Genever jugs. These jugs are still found in old shipwrecks or during archaeological activities. The jugs iconic shape is recognisable and unique to Genever.
Pure golden color. Aromas of yeasty raisin bread, honeycomb, and spiced nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delicately spicy, complex, and seamless finish with a melange of dried fruits, spices, pepper, and grain. Impressive grainy malt character shines through.