Rutte Old Simon Genever

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alc./vol: 35%

Proof: 70°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

Named after Simon Antonius Rutte who founded the distillery, where this jenever is still made based upon his original recipe, in 1872. Old Simon comprises a generous two-fifths malt wine with three-fifths grain alcohol infused and re-distilled with juniper berries and 13 other botanicals.

Although the complete list of 13 botanicals is a closely guarded secret, it is known that these include: coriander, angelica, mace, fresh berries, celery, toasted hazelnuts and roasted walnuts - the two nuts greatly influence the flavour of this genever.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 14/03/2016

Appearance:

(sample batch 01 bottled 2015) Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Freshly baked brown bread, brazil nuts, pine, overripe banana and baked apple with faint black pepper and cinnamon.

Taste:

Faintly sweet with a soft mouthfeel. Juniper, brown bread, Ryvita crispbread, brazil nuts, pine, dried (chewy rather than crispy) apple and honey with faint cracked black pepper spice, rosemary and cinnamon.

Aftertaste:

Baked brown bread and pine with very light but invigorating cracked black pepper spice. Hints of white cacao.

Overall:

Delightfully soft and bready with nutty angelica root, pine needle freshness and underlying herbal complexity.

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Size (ml): 700

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Produced by: Distillery Rutte & ZN
Owned by: De Kuyper family
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