Bokma Oude Friesche Genever
Bokma // Netherlands
The Bokma Distillery was established in 1826 in Leeuwarden, the capital city of Friesland a province in the north of the Netherlands; hence the name "Friesche". This is their oude genever, bottled at 38% and is available primarily in Germany and the Netherlands.
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.
"A very green and vegetal Oude Genever, with some room still for subtle juniper notes and aniseed. Not much malt, but some mild spices. The palate shows soft grains and cloves, with a hint of cinnamon. The juniper makes an encore here. Overall an okay example of the category, but the aroma of wet towel is less than inviting."