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Rutte & Zn is an artisanal jenever and liqueur producer in Dordrecht, Holland. The company was established by Simon Rutte when he settled in Dordrecht sometime around 1830. In 1872 he moved into a house in the Vriesestraat, the ground floor of which was already an established liquor store and established a small distillery there.
Simon's gin, liqueur and eau-de vie recipes were handed down through five generations of his family and the last Rutte to lead the company, John Rutte, sadly died in 2003. Today his former home and distillery operates as the distillery shop, tasting room and museum.
In May 2011 the family owned company, Koninklijke De Kuyper BV of Schiedam acquired Rutte & Zn in order to combine the two companies expertise and reputation for making jenever and liqueurs.