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The difference between 10 and 15 years on a cask is easy to taste once you drink them after each other. The 15 years reveils more herbs, is even more tender and smells very different from the 10 year old. This geneva will convert everyone that didn't believe in geneva anymore.
Made of pure malt wine, distilled as the Amsterdams Oud, but with some different herbs and a different combination of malt wine types. More outspoken than Amsterdams Oud and very smooth because of the longer ageing in oak barrels. This Geneva may be drunk as a single aperitif or digestif.
Voted the world's best gin at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2011! Whitley Neill is an independent, family run company with 4 generations of distilling heritage behind it. The first Premium London Dry Gin to truly - focus on African Botanicals - The fruit of the African Baobab Tree, the 'Tree of Life', and Cape Gooseberries (Physalis) Using traditional methods but contemporary botanicals, Whitley Neill is distilled in very small batches in an antique copper pot still (over 100 years old), ensuring the highest quality for each batch. Unlike harsher 'Old style' London Dry Gins the softer, flavour profile of Whitley Neill means that it can also be drunk neat over ice. Awards: Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007; Gold Medal 'Best in Class' International Wine and Spirits Competition 2007; Gold Medal - Chicago Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) - Rated 'Exceptional' - 91 Points
Xoriguer (pronounced sho-ri-gair) is the same today as it always has been. It is the result of distillation in traditional copper stills, using high quality wine alcohol and carefully selected juniper berries, which come from the neighbouring Mediterranean mountains, together with aromatic herbs. These herbs are the jealousy guarded 'secret' of the liquor's original bouquet. Only the heirs of family know the identity and proportion of this valuable ingredient, which is added behind closed doors and without witnesses, at the start of each distilling. The respect for tradition is such that the fuel still used today in the distillation is wood. The distillation begins when the vapours which are produced in the still's boiler circulate through copper pipes until they reach a coil, where they condense, forming a precious liquid that drips into jars. An expert tastes the liquid at intervals to determine the pecise moment when the distillation is complete. Once this is accomplished the gin is stored in large oak barrels, where it retains unchanging its colour, flavour and aroma, until finally it is bottled. Xoriguer, thanks to its unique character and to its distillation from natural products, is free of any unwanted additives which could impair its preservation or spoil any kind of cocktail or mixed drink.
A premium distilled London Dry Gin using botanicals including the elderflower & sweet elderberry to create a premium gin unlike anything else on the market. Measured to 40 proof for optimum taste, Black Zephyr is a perfect start for a cold, clean martini. Chicago Beverage Institute 2008 - Gold Medal. Distillation Method - Zephyr is a premium London Dry Gin produced by re-distilling neutral grain spirit with natural botanicals such as juniper berries, citrus peel, and coriander seeds but also elderflower & elderberry. Elderflower is a powerful botanical & requires special attention during the production process. Zephyr, produced in small batches in a 60 year old copper pot still called Constance (Connie) & named after their head distillers' mother. All the selected ingredients are heated in a copper pot still so that the flavours and aromas are released into the spirit vapour giving Zephyr its unique flavour & character. The resulting spirit is then blended to produce high strength gin of about 94% ABV. It is then reduced in strength prior to bottling. The Blu uses the same base as Black with an added 'natural' blue colour and a natural elderberry infusion (added after distillation).
Along with more traditional botanicals, Blu Zephyr is infused with sweet elderberry and gardenia to create a smooth, premium gin. Measured to 40 proof for a smoother edge, try it neat over ice, with soda or as a classic Blu G&T. Chicago Beverage Institute 2008 - Silver medal. Distillation Method - Zephyr is a premium Gin produced by re-distilling neutral grain spirit with natural botanicals such as juniper berries, citrus peel, and coriander seeds but also elderflower & elderberry. Elderflower is a powerful botanical & requires special attention during the production process. Zephyr, produced in small batches in a 60 year old copper pot-still called Constance (Connie) & named after their head distillers' mother. All the selected ingredients are heated in a copper pot still so that the flavours and aromas are released into the spirit vapour giving Zephyr its unique flavour & character. The resulting spirit is then blended to produce high strength gin of about 94% ABV. It is then reduced in strength prior to bottling. The Blu uses the same base as Black with an added 'natural' blue colour and a natural elderberry infusion (added after distillation).
The first gins were produced in Holland in the 1600's. Zuidam Gin, steeped in the tradition of family distilling in Holland produces a world class, exceptionally high quality, small batch gin. The botanicals, spices and herbs used are all natural ingredients; juniper berries & iris root from Italy, coriander from Morocco, angelica root, fresh sweet oranges & lemons from Spain, real vanilla from Madagascar, liquorce root from India and cardamom pods from Ceylon. Small batch production and individual ingredient distillation enhance the flavour and aromas. Different then all other gins, Zuidam Gin is married quietly to allow the blending of all the botanicals to marry together for a better balance of flavour. Experience the heritage of Holland and one of Europe's oldest traditional spirits, proudly produced by two generations of Master Distillers from the family of Zuidam.
Genever or Dutch style sweet gin is a full bodied, malt-based spirit that was introduced to the Netherlands in the 16th century. The popularity of Genever spread so quickly that it was soon hailed as Holland's national drink, as it remains today. 100 years later, Genever was introduced to England where the style as well as the name was changed to reflect the more familiar product of today, gin. Genever is considered the original gin. It is a decidedly different taste then the more familiar dry gins imported from England. The unique flavours and aromas of Zuidam Genever come from the finest, most natural imported botanicals, spices & herbs from around the world. Experience the heritage of Holland and one of Europe's oldest traditional spirits, proudly produced by two generations of Master Distillers from the family of Zuidam.
This Genever is a special recipe by Patrick van Zuidam. The mash is made from equal parts of rye, corn and malted barley and is distilled three times after fermentation. It is then distilled again with a new blend of botanicals. In this blend feature among Juniper and liquorice various other aromatic herbs and spices. This results in this Genever with its characteristic mild flavour and gentle mouth feel. A very refined genever distilled according to ancient traditions and craftsmanship. A perfect genever to drink as an aperitif.
Zuidam Korenwijn 1 year old is more delicate than Genever. Although it is distilled from the same selection of Malted Barley, Rye and Corn it is more fruity because of its quadruple distillation. The mash of these grains is distilled four times in a pot still after a week of fermentation. This gives this Korenwijn a light and delicate base for the botanicals. The botanicals that are used in this Korenwijn are Juniper, Liquorice root and Aniseed among several others. The Korenwijn has been aged in small oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. This results in a really smooth mouth feel as well as delicate vanilla flavours from the wood.