Zuidam Genever is hand crafted in a traditional distillery owned and operated by the Zuidam Family. More than 50 years of experience in distilling of exclusive spirits and a constant search for perfection has led to this exquisite line of Genevers. The malted barley, rye and corn used for the Zuidam Genevers is milled by traditional windmills - this way of milling causes almost no increase in the temperature of the grain and thus helps preserve the wonderful aromas. After the milling, the mashing begins by adding hot water to the corn, rye and malted barley. The process takes about 8 hours per batch. The resulting Mash is cooled to 20° Celsius and pumped to the fermentation tank. The fermentation takes place in small batches at a very low temperature which gives these Genevers their fruity flavours. Fermentation takes about 5 days. This is much longer than is customary but is essential to allow for the delicate flavours to form. The resulting mash is distilled three times in handcrafted copper pot stills producing a clean and fruity distillate (the Korenwijn mask is distilled 4 times). Part of the distillate is then distilled again over a secret mixture of botanicals (including Juniper, Liquorice root, Aniseed and others). Then everything is blended together before it is put into small, American oak barrels for the final ageing process. Zuidam Genever ages relatively quickly as only new or ex-Bourbon or Oloroso sherry casks are used and a warm and dry warehouse speeds up the process. The downside of this is quite a high rate of evaporation; the “Angel’s Share” is as high as 4 or 5% per annum. The Zuidam Old Genever 3 year old Single barrel is bottled from one selected cask and it is not blended with other casks. Because new or very young casks are used this results in a very special genever with rich vanilla and toffee notes and in a really smooth mouth feel. On the nose there are hints of juniper with rich vanilla, toffee and oak. The palate is rich with notes of oak, toffee and fudge.
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