Lowlander IPA Jenever
Lowlander // Netherlands
This jenever is made by distilling Lowlander IPA Beer at Wynand Fockink Distillery in Amsterdam. The beer is brewed with coriander seed and white tea. Once the beer is made into a distillate, it is then blended with a distilled malt base of wheat and juniper. One of the traditional ways to drink genever, is as a so-called ‘kopstoot’, which translates literally to head-butt. Slurping the genever from a tulip shaped glass first, it is then followed by sipping the beer. This tradition inspired the cooperation between Lowlander Beer and Wynand Fockink.
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 nose is fresh and fruity, with notes of peach and white grape juice, but there's also room for subtle hop and juniper aromas. The palate is oily and sweet, with juniper making an encore. It also has a more pronounced hoppy bitterness. Proper stuff which, and this shouldn't be a surprise, works wonderfully well as a companion to a Lowlander IPA Beer."