Kever Genever // Netherlands
Founded by a group of young Dutch entrepreneurs in 2015, Kever Genever is packaged in an unconventional tin can. It is distilled at distillery 'De Tweekoppige Phoenix' -- translated to "two-headed phoenix"-- in Zaandam, Netherlands. The maltwine content is 22 percent, and botanicals such as fabaceae, gentiana root and juniper are used to give this genever its signature flavor.
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.
"An oude genever that is very soft, gentle and really sweet at first nosing. Warming baking spices (cinnamon), raspberry, and hints of caramel glazed apple. Where's the juniper though? The mouthfeel is smooth and oily. A big hit of cinnamon at first, before moving towards herbs and into a more bitter territory. Some ginger too. This is a modern interpretation of genever."