Rutte Oude 5 Jenever
Rutte & Zn // Netherlands
Rutte's Oude 5 is distilled from grains and uses juniper and other herbs for flavoring. Aged for 5 years in oak, it has a large proportion of malt-wine giving it a full profile. The wood aging also gives the jenever a light golden color. Note: Not available in the US.
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.
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"The wood aging comes through on the nose with raw wood and wood spices. The malt wine comes next with juniper and other botanicals coming through eventually. Further inhalations reveal a fruity profile like an apple eau-de-vie. The taste is bittersweet and has more of the raw wood that you found on the nose. Warm spices come through such as cinnamon. Overall the jenever entices you to take more sips with its bittersweet profile and could be used in place of whiskey in an Old Fashioned cocktail."
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