J.H. Henkes Starbrand Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps

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Product Information

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about J.H. Henkes Starbrand

Produced by: Lucas Bols Distillery
Owned by: Lucas Bols
UK distribution by: Wine & Spirit International
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

The square bottle's long rectangular label declares ‘Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps’ but the tiny print at the bottom indicates that this is, indeed, a style of jenever. Henkes has been made for over 200 years and is highly regarded in Nigeria where it is used at births, marriages and deaths ceremonies.
To quote the wordy front label, “The extraordinary quality and delicious taste of this pure beverage have led to its extensive consumption throughout the civilized world.
“The famous signature at foot of this label is a positive safeguard to the consumer and a means of identification of the genuine Henkes Star Brand Schnapps, a guarantee of reputation and of reliability.
“Four Times Distilled from the Choicest Grains, a Product Appreciated by the Connoisseurs.
“Please note label and brand and beware of spurious imitations.”

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 18/07/2012

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Fragrant oily hay and toasted nuts with faint freshly baked apple pie.

Taste:

Mellow with oily brazil nuttiness and rich notes of meat stock, baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The juniper flavour is somewhat masked by the other strong botanicals.

Aftertaste:

Brasil nuts and lingering Christmas spice.

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