Diep 9 Genever Young Dutch Gin (750ml)
During World War I invading German armies stripped Belgian genever distilleries of copper stills and piping, melting down the metal for shell casings. This brought traditional genever production to a halt, almost ending a national tradition in Belgium. The distillery's founder, Frans De Moor, lost his life in 1914 when he refused to relinquish his copper pot still to German occupiers. He was executed in full view of the public on the town's bridge and stabbed with a bayonet to ensure his death. After seeing Frans De Moor shot and stabbed to death, his wife, Anna, rebuilt the distillery in defiance. Four generations later, Stokerij De Moor continues to handcraft genever from first grain to last drop, preserving the time-honored tradition of using copper pot stills, premium grains, and all natural ingredients. Double-distilled in 52 gallon batches from rye, wheat, and malted barley with nine botanicals added. More like traditional gin in its character, the difference is mainly the lack of peppery flavors and a much richer, creamier profile. Lovely as a shot. Way too easy to drink.