Bokma Jonge Graanjenever
Bokma // Netherlands
Bokma was established in 1826 in Leeuwarden in northwestern Netherlands. Their Jonge Graanjenever was first introduced in 1966 and they claim to be the first to use 100% grain in their neutral spirit. Botanicals such as juniper berries, coriander, peppercorns, angelica root, and licorice are used. This is available in Europe, most notably in Germany aside from its home country. Bottled at 35% ABV.
GeneverGenever is a juniper-flavored spirit which combines a botanically-flavored, neutral spirit with a maltwine. Only made in Belgium, the Netherlands, and in specific regions of France and Germany. Jonge genever is made with a maximum of 15% maltwine. Oude genever uses at least 15% of maltwine. Korenwijn genever uses at least 51% of maltwine.
"Whiskey drinkers who've had unaged or new make whiskey will be familiar with the aroma here. A beer-y aroma with just a little juniper on the nose. Taste-wise, the malt wine comes through a bit with the finish showing the peppercorns. Overall, the jenever is a bit confused. Not really suitable for sipping neat, you could try to mix it like you would a dry gin just cut back on any sugar you'd ordinarily add."
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