Bokma Oude Friesche Genever

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Barcode UPC: 8 716000 013767
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 8 716000 011411
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Bokma Oude Friesche Genever

Produced by: Lucas Bols Distillery
Owned by: Lucas Bols
UK distribution by: Not available in UK
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alc./vol: 38%

Proof: 76°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

This ‘oude’ (literally, ‘old’) genever was created by the Bokma family in 1826 in the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden. ‘Bok’ means a male goat, hence the goat emblem on the crest.



Klaas Bokkeszoon owned a corn mill and a public house and so it was almost natural that his son Freerk Klaaseszoon Bokma established his own distillery, which he named ‘The Source’.

Convinced that the full-bodied contents of a Bokma bottle were already ‘round’ enough, in 1894 Freerk’s son Pieter designed a unique square bottle, predating other famous quadrilaterals.

Oude genevers, despite the name, are not aged. They are so called because they are traditional, old-style genevers, as opposed to the more modern ‘jonge’ genevers. Oude genevers must contain at least 15% malt-wine and often feature more botanicals than jonge styles.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 13/10/2014

Appearance:

Clear, pale straw yellow with a faint green tinge.

Aroma:

Nutty oily nose with fresh hay bales, olive oil and gentle warm cinnamon.

Taste:

Slightly oily mouth feel. Light cinnamon and black pepper spice, brazil nut and hazelnut with touch of white grape, apple and faint tinned pineapple.

Aftertaste:

Cloves, brazil nut and spicy dry oak with lingering peppery olive oil.

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