Boomsma Jonge Jenever
Boomsma // Netherlands
Boomsma is a family-owned, independent business which produces a variety of spirits in addition to their jenevers. This Jonge version is produced using a graanjenever (the neutral spirit used is 100% grain, rather than sugar or beets which can be used). As is required for Jonge Jenevers, no more than 15% malt-wine is used here.
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.
"The aroma of this jenever is pretty faint with cereal. As you taste, it is slightly sweet on entry with the malty flavor not coming through until the finish. That taste is slight as well. Bitter juniper flavor shows up at the end which despite the roundness of the jenever finishes clean and dry. Serve chilled, neat or even try in a very dry Martini. Vodka drinkers, this could be the bridge to take you to gin town."