Genever – or genievre, a distillate of malted grain infused with juniper and other botanicals – is considered to be the oldest style of gin. The difference comes from the regulations which makes that Genever must be made with at least 50% of mal wine (always made from grains like rye, malted barley and corn), while Gin can be distilled from any raw material – making Genever actually closer to whiskey than regular gin.
Try this beautiful genever in a Red Light Negroni, a Bols classic with Italian bitter liqueur and sweet vermouth. The delightfully complex triple grain spirit made is of corn, rye and wheat, and is blended with a selection of 22 botanicals. Bols Genever won Double Gold and Best of Show during the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention 2018 and presented with the Best Dutch Genever Award during the World Best Gin competition 2018.