About Dutch SPIRITS

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
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Dutchcraft
Vodka
Clear color. Clean aromas of electrical charge, porcelain, and rainwater with a velvety, vibrant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long underripe pineapple, whipped cream, mint jelly, and dried strawberries finish. A clean, nuanced and graceful vodka that hits the spot.
96 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Dutch Caramel Vodka
Bright light copper color. Confected, creamy, buttery aromas of caramel latte and melted butter with an oily, sweet full body and an effortless, long salted caramel frosting finish. This on-trend, rock-solid caramel vodka will be a crowd pleaser in hot winter warmers.
94 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Double Espresso Vodka
Dark dark brown color. Aromas of boxed cake mix and brownie batter with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length mocha fudge, brownie, and powdered sugar finish. A rich mocha-like vodka for after-dinner cocktails.
94 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Cool Peach Vodka
Clear. Interesting aromas of spicy peach vinaigrette and chutney with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a warming lemongrass herb muffin, spearmint gum, menthol, melon, and cherry accented finish. A unique, lively, and flavorful melange of peach, herb and mint elements that will be make innovative cocktails
93 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Melon Vodka
Clear color. Rich honeydew melon aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity sweet medium body a tangy mint simple syrup, pear, and mineral accented finish. A delicious and purely flavored melon vodka.
93 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Vodka
Clear color. Aroma of coin with a soft, bright, bone-dry light body and a warming, medium-long scotch oatmeal cookie, icing, and allspice finish. A supple, zippy vodka that will pop nicely in cocktails.
92 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Bong Spirit
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of anise seed, custard, and honey pastry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body a long, cream, powdered sugar, dried fruit, sweet grass, and mineral nuanced finish. Excellent style and flavor for all applications.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Ivanhalder’s
1815 Vodka
Clear color. Mild, floral, clean aromas of pie crust and salty pretzel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long rice pudding, sweet cream, talc, and pepper dust finish. A very clean, rock solid vodka.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Van Gogh
Pineapple Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of ripe whole pineapple with a silky, fruity-yet-medium body and a pure, multidimensional pineapple range of flavors and a hint of guava, mineral, and spice. Very tasty and pure.
91 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Eight Degrees
Cucumber Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of cucumber relish and soufflé and melon sorbet with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-length melon rind, cream tapioca, pepper, and stones finish. A pleasant, peppery cucumber vodka that will punch through in cocktails.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab