About Liqueurs from Netherlands

About Liqueurs from Netherlands
Gin and juniper-flavored spirits are an important part of the spirits industry of the Netherlands; Dutch soldiers in the 16th century were given genever to help them in their battles against opposing forces. The Dutch gins are very flavorful and elegant, often made with ingredients from countries as varied as Italy, Morocco and Indonesia. Genevers, produced long before the more commercial gins in the country, tend to be even spicier and more distinctive. There are a few large distillers in the Netherlands that make fruit and nut liqueurs that are exported to many countries around the world. Flavored vodkas are also made here and exported; these are moderately priced vodkas for mixing.

Top Picks for Netherlands

Liqueurs

Hofland "Meesterbitter" Herbal Liqueur
94 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Bright bronze color. Delicate, attractive, buttery aromas and flavors of sassafras, molasses spice cake, toasted citrus and mint, and cumin spiced nuts with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long bitter barks and roots, cola, pepper, and earth finish. A vibrant, stimulating, and well balanced herbal liqueur that would be a good introduction to the category.
94 points $16.99 Best Buy
Bols Amaretto Liqueur
92 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Deep amber copper color. Delicate aromas and flavors of marzipan, honey, and white pepper with a glycerous, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of pepper, minerals, and burnt sugar. A solid amaretto for mixing.
92 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bols Elderflower Liqueur
88 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of perfume and lychee with a silky, soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, refreshing, breezy finish with notes of honey and rose water. A nicely balanced floral liqueur that will be fun to mix with.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Van Meers Stroopwafel Liqueur
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Toasty, nutty, attractive aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, Belgian waffles, and s’mores with a syrupy, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed caramel-nutmeg sauce, pancake syrup, and hint of cellophane finish. A nice, nutty caramelly liqueur that will be fun to play with in cocktails.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Bols Melon Liqueur
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Bright emerald color. Rich aromas and flavors of honeydew melon with a silky, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with accents of pepper and mineral. Nice clean melon flavor for mixing.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bols Yogurt Liqueur
86 points
$16.99
Opaque pure white color. Yeasty aromas of goat’s milk yogurt, delicate creamy caramel, and kaffir with a creamy, tangy, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length honey Greek yogurt finish. An interesting tangy yogurt liqueur for cocktails.
86 points $16.99
Bols Blue Curaçao
81 points
$11.99
Electric cobalt blue color. Delicate aromas and flavors of toasted meringue, orange custard, and white sugar with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of pepper and minerals. A decent Curaçao like liqueur for cocktails.
81 points $11.99