Old Duff Genever
Old Duff // Netherlands
Founded by Phillip Duff, this genever is produced entirely in Holland--a very rare thing these days. Additionally, the genever includes 53% maltwine which is made from 2 parts rye to 1 part malted barley. The grain spirit which comprises the remaining 47% is a wheat distillate. The botanicals used are juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, star anise, licorice, and coriander. Lastly, $1 from each bottle is donated to charities which benefit bartenders. As of March 2018, availability limited to New York City with London next on the list.
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.
"This is all about showcasing the grain. Aromas of porridge, rye bread and sweet barley. There's a gentle fruitiness, on the nose as well as the palate, with hints of orange. The mouthfeel is creamy, with notes of cardamom and a whisper of aniseed. A perfect base for many classic cocktails."