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Old 5 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$44

Zuidam
Old 5 Barrel Rested Genever

Category: Barrel-Aged Genever

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spumoni ice cream, buttery cashew brittle, and barrel-aged vanilla pod and saffron with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of creme anglaise, caramelized nuts, malted chocolate, and leather. A smooth and even Genever that will appeal to Blended Bourbon and Scotch fans.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spumoni ice cream, buttery cashew brittle, and barrel-aged vanilla pod and saffron
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of creme anglaise, caramelized nuts, malted chocolate, and leather
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and even genever that will appeal to blended bourbon and Scotch whisky fans.

The Producer

New Wellington Brand

The Producer

Their Portfolio

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89 Zuidam Old 5 Barrel Rested Genever 40% (Netherlands) $44.00.

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.

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