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Old 1 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Zuidam
Old 1 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of flan and cookie, chocolate toffee and pudding, tres leches cake, and hint of dill with a silky, soft, dryish medium body and a warming, medium-long finish with nuances of sweet cream and ghee, spiced nuts, and cherry cola. A mellow, creamy Genever that will be a nice even canvas for cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: flan and cookie, chocolate toffee and pudding, tres leche cake, and hint of dill
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of sweet cream and ghee, spiced nuts, and cherry cola
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mellow, creamy genever that will be a nice even canvas for cocktails.

The Producer

New Wellington Brand

The Producer

Their Portfolio

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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.

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