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De Borgen Malt Genever Holland Gin (1L)

SKU #1371863 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Aging in oloroso sherry casks has imparted a deep amber hue with hints of cocoa and sarsaparilla in the mild aroma. The complex palate suggests cocoa-dusted orange peel, anise and espresso, finishing with caraway and sweet coconut on the exhale. Mix into and Old Fashioned or similar cocktail, or sip alongside dessert. (KN) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

K&L Notes

The complexity and depth of a true Holland gin (or Genever) is not fully appreciated in American drinking culture. These are some of the most complex and intensive products to create and involve a number of special techniques that put them much closer in flavor or style to a whisky than a traditional London style gin. The Malt Genever is De Borgen's Korenwijn (100% Malt Spirit). They start with malted corn, rye and barley distilled on small alembic pot styles (read whisky). Then the spirit is blended with Juniper infused malt spirit, alembic extractions of caraway, fennel, and sweet woodruff. The whole package is finished in Oloroso sherry casks to marry the complex flavors and add a round rich nutty character. One of the most versatile and complex ingredients for a cocktail, it's also perfectly palatable being sipped like whisky. This the true Genever of the past, but ready for the future.

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