A.V. Wees Roosje Zonder Doornen - Rose Without Thorns Liqueur

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alc./vol: 30%

Proof: 60°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

This liqueur is distilled from several different varieties of roses, supplied by a rose grower who specialises in cultivating old, forgotten rosevarieties, particularly those with a pronounced scent. Roosje Zonder Doornen is produced by a small family owned distillery in Amsterdam.

The name 'Roosje Zonder Doornen' litrally translates as 'rose without thorns'. The word Roosje means 'rose' but is also a Dutch girl's name that can be used to describe a beautiful women, as in the British phrase, "she is an English rose." The name also refers to a Dutch fairy tale. To paraphrase the producer's website: "A delightful young woman becomes more handsome when she's in love. After drinking this liquor she even smells as a rose, a rose without thorns."

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 28/02/2012


Clear, rose pink.


Wonderfully floral, delicate rose, aromatic Turkish rose water.


Rich, slightly syrupy palate with complex flavours of rose, real Turkish delight, a touch of vanilla and enough alcohol to add bite and prevent becoming cloying.


Lingering velvety rose. Lacks that soapiness found on lesser rose liqueurs. Excellent.

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Closure: Natural cork stopper

More about A.V. Wees Roosje Zonder Doornen

Produced by: A. van Wees Distilleerderij De Ooievaar
Owned by: Family owned
UK distribution by: Amathus Drinks Plc
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