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Old 3 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39

Zuidam
Old 3 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of caramel kefir, cajeta with plantains, pineapple-mango chutney, and herbs and nettles with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, long finish with notes of horchata, cream of wheat with maple and milk, sweet and peppery spices, and cola. A seamless and satisfying aged Genever with complex, finely meshed flavors and a long warming finish; a Genever for Whisky fans.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: caramel keffir, cajeta with plantains, pineapple-mango chutney, and herbs and nettles
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of horchata, cream of wheat with maple and milk, sweet and peppery spices, and cola
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: with cigars, in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seamless and satisfying aged genever with complex, finely meshed flavors and a long warming finish; genever for whisky fans.

The Producer

New Wellington Brand

The Producer

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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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