Aged: No age statement
Product of: Netherlands
This genever is distilled from some of the 120,000,000 kg of bread of unsold bread which goes to waste each year in the Netherlands alone. Each bottle uses around seven slices of this bread.
Created with the help of Arthur Kruijt, master distiller at De Tweekoppige Phoenix, the Genever comprises 25% malt wine made from leftover bread sourced from local bakeries. The taste varies slightly from batch to batch of malt wine due to each batch being made with different types of bread.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 28/06/2018
(sample bottle batch 0702) Clear, faint straw yellow.
Pungent, spicy, herbal, nutty and bready with delicate floral aromas.
Dry piney juniper, floral and nutty bready notes with light but assertive cardamom and peppery spice.
Long piney finish with nutty breadiness and light spice.
What’s not to like? A great tasting, traditionally styled genever made using waste bread. “This bottle saves seven slices of bread” is written on the recycled paper seal over the synthetic stopper. We usually prefer synthetic to real cork but in this case, given its sustainable credentials, perhaps a cork or even a metal screw cap would be preferable closure.