Zuidam Rogge Genever
Zuidam // Netherlands
This genever is made from 100% rye (rogge): 50% malted rye, and 50% unmalted rye. This mashbill is triple-distilled in a copper pot-still and is then aged in 200-liter new, American oak at 45% ABV. After aging, botanicals (juniper, licorice, and aniseed) are added to part of the aged rye and re-distilled. It is then married and rested with the remainder and brought down to bottling proof of 35%. As the botanicals themselves aren't aged, this product cannot be labeled as a 5-year old product; a small technicality.
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.
Cask Typenew American oak
"The rye influence is very clear. Notes of menthol, rye bread and oranges. Quite sweet as well, with marshmallow at the forefront. The palate has a lovely spiciness to it, but also some great sweet and sour interplay. Plenty of toffee too. If you love rye whiskey, this is certainly worth looking out for."