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Hooghoudt

Hooghoudt
3 Year Barrel Aged Peated Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Hooghoudt
3 Year Barrel Aged Peated Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lemon oil and seaweed, sea spray and crushed rocks, honey malt, and hazelnut and grilled cherry with a round, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of smoked honey, sushi rice with seaweed, charred branzino, and vanilla raspberry nougat. Lovable but unique; a great Gin substitute for the person that likes citrusy, smoky Single Malts.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: lemon oil and seaweed, sea spray and crushed rocks, honey malt, and hazelnut and grilled cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked honey, sushi rice with seaweed, charred branzino, and vanilla raspberry nougat
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lovable but unique; a great Gin substitute for the person that likes citrusy, smoky Single Malts.

The Producer

Hooghoudt Distillery

The Producer

Their Portfolio

89 Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever 30% (Netherlands) $19.00.
92 Hooghoudt 5 Year Barrel Aged Genever 40% (Netherlands) $45.00.
93 Hooghoudt Raw Genever Holland Gin 43% (Netherlands) $39.00.
89 Hooghoudt 3 Year Barrel Aged Peated Genever 40% (Netherlands) $27.00.
92 Hooghoudt 3 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged Genever 40% (Netherlands) $25.00.

Barrel-Aged Genever

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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.