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De Borgen

De Borgen
Old Style Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

De Borgen
Old Style Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Pale golden yellow slivery straw color. Delicate, artificial, grainy aromas and flavors of raisin bran, grain flour, cashew brittle, and straw with a soft, fruity medium body and a peppery, charming, medium-long finish that shows elements of mossy earth, minerals, honeyed radish, and chili pepper finish. A very lively and stimulating genever with a peppery snap.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild, fruity & spirity
Aroma Aroma: raisin bran, grain flour, cashew brittle, and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of mossy earth, minerals, honeyed radish, and chili pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bramble, Hot Toddy, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very lively and stimulating genever with a peppery snap.

The Producer

Hooghoudt Distiller BV

The Producer
Hooghoudtstraat 1
Groningen, TG 9723
Netherlands
31 -505420000

Their Portfolio

92 De Borgen Malt Genever 40% (Netherlands) $44.99.
89 De Borgen New Style Genever 40.8% (Netherlands) $29.99.
93 De Borgen Old Style Genever 40% (Netherlands) $39.99.

Barrel-Aged Genever

Spirits Glass Rocks Straw.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
Barrel-aged Genever from the Netherlands has been aged - often in small French oak barrels - for two to three years. Barrel aging adds complexity and results in genevers with a golden color and notes of yeast, pastry dough, raisin bread and crushed nuts. The finish is quite flavorful and earthy and quality is usually excellent. These are superb mixers for artisan cocktails.

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