Rutte Old Tom Genever

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alc./vol: 35%

Proof: 70°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

Made according to Anton Rutte's 1918 handwritten recipe and launched as "Rutte Old Tom" just over a century later in 2019. Based on grain neutral alcohol redistilled with seven botanicals, including juniper, lemon, ginger, cinnamon, orange leaves and wormwood.

A splash of malt wine makes Rutte Old Tom a genever rather than a gin and Myriam Hendrickx, Rutte's Master Distiller, describes this "as a cross between a fresh, young genever and a classic gin."

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 07/10/2019

Appearance:

(sample bottle batch 01) Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Piney juniper and freshly baked doughy brown bread with cinnamon spice and zesty citrus.

Taste:

Dry with a faint touch of sweetness. Assertive juniper pine with rounding bready maltiness, enlivened with cinnamon, ginger and zesty citrus.

Aftertaste:

Cinnamon spiced bready pine with zesty citrus.

Overall:

The edition of malt wine and the low alc./vol. mean this cannot be considered a gin, old tom or otherwise, while generous juniper sets this apart from other genevers. Hence it is an "Old Tom Genever" and it works brilliantly in a Martinez.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 710625 011900
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

More about Rutte Old Tom Genever

Produced by: Distillery Rutte & ZN
Owned by: De Kuyper family
UK distribution by: Amber Beverage UK

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