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Hooghoudt

Hooghoudt
5 Year Barrel Aged Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Hooghoudt
5 Year Barrel Aged Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of orange dominant fruit cake, citrus and rich malt, sweet pepper, and salted tofu with a silky, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, complex, breezy finish with overtones of toasted rye bread and orange zest. A Genever for a Whiskey drinker; dark and complex with loads of woody spice.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: orange dominant fruit cake, citrus and rich malt, sweet pepper, and salted tofu
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of toasted rye bread and orange zest
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Breezy
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Genever for a Whiskey drinker; dark and complex with loads of woody spice.

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.