Hooghoudt Aged Genever

Genever

Hooghoudt // Netherlands

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Launched in late 2019, Hooghoudt Aged Genever is a 100% malt wine genever that has matured for 5 years in European oak oloroso sherry casks. It is distilled from wheat, corn and rye to a relatively low strength of 58.

1%, retaining much of the flavors from the grains. Not wanting to distract too much from the original taste, juniper is the only botanical used.

Launched in late 2019, Hooghoudt Aged Genever is a 100% malt wine genever that has matured for 5 years in European oak oloroso sherry casks. It is distilled from wheat, corn and rye to a relatively low strength of 58.1%, retaining much of the flavors from the grains. Not wanting to distract too much from the original taste, juniper is the only botanical used.

  • age
    5 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    40.0
  • Genever
    Genever 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 Type
    European oak oloroso sherry casks

Tasting Notes

"There's a lot of oloroso sherry goodness going on here. Just a tinge of juniper, but mostly raisins and sultanas with some spicy oak, dark chocolate and menthol. More fudge, figs, raisins and vanilla on the palate, with lingering spices and a gentle sweetness to finish things off."

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