Zuidam Rogge Genever

Genever

Zuidam // Netherlands

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.42
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 6 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    35.0
  • Genever
    Genever 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 Type
    new American oak

Tasting Notes

"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."

Flavor Profile

Rich