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The original Dutch juniper spirit which led to the creation of the drink we know today as gin.

Genever is also known as geneva, jenever and hollands. Since it retains more of the flavour of the rye, barley and maize on which it is based than gin does, it should be treated as a category in its own right rather than a type of gin. There are numerous sub-categories of genever.