Bols 6 Year Corenwyn
Bols // Netherlands
This genever is a corenwyn which means that the malt-wine portion of the product exceeds 50% of the spirit. Though not required for this category, this genever is aged. It spends six years in two types of casks: French Limousin and American oak. This product is available primarily in the Netherlands, but does exist in other parts of Europe. It is bottled at 40% 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.
Cask TypeFrench Limousin oak & American oak
"For a product that has spent a considerable amount in oak casks, this is surprisingly fresh and vibrant. The coriander and juniper still have room to shine, but there's hints of licorice, cloves and vanilla too. The palate is grassy, has a vanilla sweetness, and notes of dill and juniper too. A nice balance is achieved between the sweetness of the oak and the influence of the botanicals. Easy sipping."